Teacher Confirms Well and Alive

Chairperson of Mamelodi Local Football Association and a high School English and History teacher, Mr Mashifane confirmed he’s not dead. This happened after Mams Radio sports presenter, coordinator and field reporter, Mphaki Mashifane aka “Mafashun” died of a natural cause on Wednesday, 22 April 2020.

The deceased and the teacher shared the same surname ( Mashifane) which caused a shock to most current, former Lehlabile Secondary School Learners including other people who knew Mr Mashifane.

“I’m so sorry people got afflicted by this, student should read carefully when using social media. They must learn to verify the information they get before acting on it. The best place they should have asked for confirmation is the school. Is the school’s responsibility to confirm such and inform the learners Protocol requires that.

The teacher also confirmed that he knew the deceased very well as they were both active in sports, especially football and they used to call each other “bafo” which means brother. He last seen the deceased on the 18th of February 2020 at a sports meeting, the second occasion he invited him to the school reopening as part of the media and Mams Radio representative.

Mamelodi Happenings reporter received calls from former students on Friday 01 May 2020 asking if the teacher had died. Following social media inbox later that day on the same shock.

It was later found out that the teacher had lost his Phone during the period the incident had occurred and he was not reached for immediate comment.

The presenter’s memorial service was broadcasted live on Mams Radio on Wednesday 29 April 2020 due to lockdown.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Tributes Pour in Following Mams Radio Sports Presenter’s Shock Death

Mams Radio has announced the passing of their sports presenter, coordinator and field reporter, Mphaki Mashifane aka “Mafashun”. It was confirmed that the presenter died of a natural course on Wednesday, 22 April 2020.

“I noticed Mphaki getting sick in December 2019 and in January he started complaining about chest pains and he went to see a doctor and they found nothing. At the beginning of last week, he became worst and we went to the hospital on Monday and the doctors still could not describe his illness and he was admitted home the same day. On Wednesday he said he was not feeling well so we booked for another doctors appointment and it was confirmed that it was respiratory failure and that was the last day we saw him”, said Mpaki’s brother Sello Mabolelong.

Mams Radio has visited his family to send their words of comfort. Mphaki will be buried on Friday 1 May 2020. The service will be held at his home in Mamelodi East, Mahube Extension 1, starting at 8 am- 9 am, followed by a final service at the cemetery in Mamelodi West B3.

Due to lockdown, the family has agreed with the station to broadcast the memorial service live on the radio on Wednesday 29 April 2020 between 14:00-18:00. Only three members from each organisation will be allowed to attend the funeral.

By: Fortunate Machaba

About 648 Members Joined Mams Radio Shuttering Annual Sports Day

Community broadcast station, Mams Radio held its first annual Sports Day Event to residents of Mamelodi. The event took place at Mams Mall in Mamelodi East.

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“The aim of the sports day was to promote general fitness and healthy lifestyle in the community of Mamelodi”, said

The day started with a fun walk in the early hours of the morning about 6am.

According to the team, about 648 people participated in the walk. The first 100 to arrive were given Mams radio T-shirts and a calendar.

The walk commenced at at entrance 3 of Mams Mall to the street of Mahube Valley and the surrounding areas and finished at Mams Mall where it started. All participants were given medals.

Stakeholders were invited to the walk so to interact with community members. After the walk network session took place between stakeholders of different businesses and the community members.

Other activities such as netball, football, games, aerobics joined by teams of different parties including a team from Cullinan, Moretele FM and Mams Radio. Culliana Warra’s won a trophy on a football tournament that took place after the walk.

Mams Radio Operation Manager, Sipho de Gift Motau on hos comment said he was overwhelmed to see participants already queuing up for the fun walk as early as 4am.

“This scenario made me realise that the sports day event is real and that it was really happening. Even disabled people took part in the fun walk”, said Sipho de Gift.

Adding on his statement that the turn-out by participants was impressing and made him realise that the community is in need of such health and fitness activities.

Sipho thanked all the supporters of the event including the Gauteng Sports and Recreation Department, K.S Dinaka Attorney, Aeon Skin Solution, Synexus and Local Taxi Association.

Another event is expected to kick start in September.

By: Fortunate Machaba

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Vusi Rejects Allegations Following Interview On Mams Radio

Vusi Khekhe rejected all allegations that he is allegedly involved in. This was known after the interview on Mams Radio on Wednesday. According to the interview, the allegations were reported by the community members at the station which has lead to the station calling out for an interview with Vusi. Some of the allegations involve people torturing, threatening and taking money from residents “using Vusi’s name”. “I want to be more active to the community as there are a lot of speculations around my private life. I want to make things right for people’s sake”, said Vusi Khekhe. During the interview, Vusi mentioned that he is running a family business which is transport, construction and security. He added that he is an active member of Mata taxi’s Association. When he was asked how he felt about these allegations from the community, he said that he is heart broken and his family is not happy to hear all that. “I know nothing about all these allegation this is why I’m here today and accompanied by the SAPS. There is a program that we are running collectively with the SAPS to clear my name”, said Vusi. He suggested that people must come to the station, report and leave their numbers, especially those who lost their money in Vusi’s name. The Mamelodi East Police Spokesperson, Captain Michael Mbewe was invited as a guest to the show. “We came here with this rumours, there’s a say that where there’s smoke there’s fire and vise versa. As the SAPS we won’t sit back and fold our arms. We are happy that we have this platform today and as the SAPS we ask listeners who have any case to come forth. When Mamelodi Happenings contacted the spokesperson to confirm about the program, he said that he was not aware of it, it hasn’t started yet. Captain Mbewe confirmed that there is no case opened against Vusi Keke at the moment. Captain Mbewe and the show hoster declined to comment on other statements discussed on the interview. Vusi Khekhe could not be reached out for comment at this stage.

By: Fortunate Machaba

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