The Thohoyandou Magistrates’ Court has postponed the murder case against Limpopo Comedian Livhuwani Madadzhe, also known as “Captain Sabc Livhu” until December.

“SABC Livhu” made a court appearance on Friday, 29 September. The 38-year-old from Mangondi Sidou Village is out on bail of R50 000.

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He is accused of killing his wife Lindelani Nengovhela (32) and throwing her body into the hole next to the pit toilet.

Murder case against Comedian SABC Livhu postponed
Livhuwani Madadzhe


“Madadzhe will continue abiding by his bail conditions that he will not interfere with the state witnesses. He will report to Sandton Police Station every Monday and Friday between 08h00 and 16h00,’ said the NPA Limpopo.

The matter is postponed to 01 December 2023, for the Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision.

Three suspects believed to be involved in the R5.4 million tender fraud in the Sekhukhune District Municipality in Limpopo have been arrested by the Hawks. The takedown operation was conducted in Groblersdal on Thursday with one more suspect are still on the run.

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation in Limpopo says efforts are underway to locate another outstanding suspect.

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Hawks’ Limpopo spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Matimba Maluleke says they received a complaint in 2018. This is after the Sekhukhune District Municipality awarded tenders worth over R5 million to different companies to provide security services.

It is further alleged that the former municipal Chief Financial Officer and Senior Administration Officer connived with other companies who never rendered any service to deposit money into their accounts. The money was later shared among themselves. As a result, the companies that rendered the services did not receive their payments.

Maluleke says among the suspects are former and current employees of the Sekhukhune District municipality.

The takedown has resulted in the arrest of the former municipal official, Andries Mokgotho and two service providers, Bongani Masupye and Shivhadana Murovhi.

During the take-down operation, the Senior Administration Officer was not found but she handed herself to the Hawks on Friday. The former CFO is still on the run but he is being traced.

Mokgotho, Masopye and Murovhi who were arrested yesterday already appeared in the Groblersdal Magistrate’s Court on Friday. They are facing fraud and theft charges and they were remanded in custody until 4 October 2023 for formal bail application.

The Senior Administration Officer will make her first appearance in the Groblersdal Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 2 October 2023.


He says they are also investigating other fraud and corruption cases reported at the same municipality.

“There are other cases of fraud and corruption that we are still investigating. So as we are busy with the investigation, we believe that soon we will receive the warrant of arrest against the suspects and we are going to plan another takedown operation,” he said. 

MEC for Education in Limpopo Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya on Friday led a countdown solidarity walk with over 1,200 Matric learners. The walk was held in Giyani, Mopani East Education District.

The Solidarity walk is to mark the 30-day countdown before the start of the 2023 final Matric Exams.

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Mopani East is one of the three districts that performed below 70% in 2022. 27 schools from three circuits have been invited to join and be part of the countdown programme.

The countdown event is also meant to drum up support from Parents, guardians and stakeholders to give Moral support to learners as they prepare for their final Basic Education hurdle.

MEC Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya host the Limpopo host Matric countdown solidarity walk
Limpopo Matric countdown in Giyani


The Solidarity walk started at the Giyani Community Hall at Harvest Time Church. This is where the MEC gave a keynote address.
“Today as we do the countdown, it’s about you as an individual. It has nothing to do with what your friend next to you is talking about,” said Lerule-Ramakhanya.

“It has got nothing to do with the behaviour of the person next to you. The certificate when it comes out will have your name and ID.

“Today is about your saying to all stakeholders that know that the candidates are here and we want your support,” she told the learners.

“The countdown Today is about me and you saying to educators you have ushered us since January and Today we are starting our journey to say our educators thank you. We have been with you but on the last journey we will take it alone.”

As I conclude, I want to take this time and talk to our stakeholders in the hall and parents following us on social media. Our learners will be writing in a few weeks, we need to give them a break from hard domestic chores. Their energy must be directed to school work, catch and revision.

“Please give them time to rest, allow them time to sleep after their long study sessions. I also want you to monitor them to ensure that they are indeed studying. The use of cellphones must be very minimal. Make sure that they use their gadgets for academic purposes,” she concluded. 

A murder suspect allegedly committed suicide in the holding cells at Thohoyandou Police Station on Thursday, 28 September 2023.

The body of 27-year-old Richard Azwindini Mamali was found hanging in his cell at about 05:00. The suspect had earlier appeared before Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court, Limpopo on two counts of murder.

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He was apprehended from his hideout in Mahwelereng, Mokopane under Waterberg District on Tuesday 19 September 2023. This is after he allegedly stabbed and killed his 19-year-old girlfriend at Ha-Magidi Village on Sunday 03 September 2023 at about 22:40, after meeting her on the street.

The deceased, Ridodzula Mudzanani who is from Mbaleni Village reportedly shared two kids with the suspect.


It is also believed that the suspect was responsible for another brutal murder that occurred a week later in which the body of a man was discovered in the area. At the time, the Identity Document of the 27-year-old wanted suspect was found next to the deceased giving the impression that he was the one dead.

As the investigation continued it transpired that the deceased individual had his own ID in his pockets.

Subsequent to extensive investigations, it was revealed that the discovered body was not of the suspect. As such they continued to trace him until his arrest in Mahwelereng.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has ordered that a thorough investigation be conducted to determine the circumstances that led to this incident.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate(Ipid) attended the scene and is probing the case. The circumstances surrounding the incident are also being investigated.

Police in Mankweng have launched a manhunt after a 97-year-old elderly woman was found murdered at her home in Ramogale Village, Ga-Mothapo. The elderly woman was discovered on Tuesday morning, 26 September in Limpopo.

On the said date at approximately 07:30, the local Police responded to a complaint from a distraught relative who had discovered the lifeless body at her residence.

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Preliminary investigations indicate that the victim was stabbed with a sharp object. Police have opened a case of murder and the motive for this heinous incident is not yet known.

Elderly Woman found murder at her home in Mankweng
Police Van


“We are treating this case as a top priority. A team of dedicated investigators is actively pursuing all leads to apprehend the perpetrators responsible for this horrendous crime.

“We urge anyone with information related to this incident to come forward and assist with the ongoing investigation,” said Limpopo Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe.

Anyone with information can contact Lieutenant Colonel Magezi Nkuna on 082 319 9500. Tips and leads can also be reported anonymously to the Crime Stop hotline number on 08600 10111 or MySAPS App.

A 41-year-old Man allegedly hacked to death his two sons aged 4 and 7 then hanged himself at Mapakophele Village under Dzanani in Limpopo on Tuesday.

Police were called to the scene at about 06:30 after the bodies were discovered by community members. On their arrival, they found the 41-year-old man hanging on a tree while the lifeless bodies of his sons were found in the nearby bushes.

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The children were found with open wounds. Police also confiscated a panga on the scene, believed to have been used to kill the children.

Police have opened two counts of murder and an inquest docket. The motive behind the incident is still subject to ongoing Police investigations but domestic violence cannot be ruled out.


Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has strongly condemned the incident. Hadebe has urged communities to desist from resorting to extreme violence when facing domestic or relationship challenges.

“As the Province is presently fighting the scourge of Gender Based Violence and femicide, incidents of this nature where parents resort to harming their own children and ending innocent lives, are of serious concern to the Police. Communities must work jointly with us to end these senseless killings”, said Hadebe. 

Police in Giyani, Limpopo have launched a manhunt for a male suspect after another man was murdered in a love triangle. The 33-year-old was murdered at Xitlakati Village in the Mopani District. 

It is alleged that a female person was at her homestead seated outside with her boyfriend on Sunday.

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They were suddenly approached by a man who is believed to be having a love affair with the same female. He asked to speak to her though she refused and asked him to come the following day.

It is further alleged that the suspect attacked the victim who was sitting with the woman. He chased the victim who ran away from the suspect into the dark place on the street.


It appears that the suspect caught up with the victim [now deceased] and stabbed him in the chest with a sharp object. 

According to the reports the deceased managed to inform a witness before he could die that he was stabbed by the known suspect. 

The Police received a complaint of murder on the morning of Monday 25 September 2023. On their arrival at the scene, they found the lifeless body of a man on the street in a pool of blood with a stab wound.  The deceased was later identified by his sister as Amukelani Hlongwani of Mushiane Village. 

The Police request Joel Makhubele or anyone with information that can be of assistance in pursuing investigations in relation to the murder case in question to come forward to report to the Investigating Officer Captain Adam Hobyani at 082 414 6709.

Alternatively, report to the nearest Police Station. Also SAPS Crime Stop at 08600 10111 and or share it on MysapsApp. 

The granddaughter of struggle heroes Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela Mandela, Zoleka Mandela died on Monday after a battle with cancer. Mandela who is also an activist and Author died at the age of 43. 

Zoleka was admitted to the hospital on Monday for ongoing treatment for cancer of the hip, liver, lung, pelvis, brain and spinal cord.

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The Mandela family released a statement on Monday confirming her death.

On Monday. September 18th, Zoleka Mandela was admitted into the hospital for ongoing treatment for metastatic cancer to the hip, liver, lung, pelvis, brain, and spinal cord.


“Recent scans revealed significant disease progression including fibrosis in the lungs as well as several emboli. Zoleka passed away on the evening of Monday, September 25th, surrounded by friends and also family.

Our sincerest gratitude to the medical team that took care of her.”

Mandela was a two-time breast cancer survivor. She had just looked back into her 10-year journey since being diagnosed with cancer when she learned that she had another battle to fight.

Zoleka Mandela has died after a long battle with cancer
Zoleka Mandela

She also told Kaya FM in April that she was in the planning stages. ‘’There is a lot of pain. I mean, every day is different,” she said at the time. 

“So the form of treatment is different in the sense that, in this regard, they are doing a lot of trying to Improve my quality of life and in reducing pain.

“So, my treatment would be more of strengthening the bones, which are also easily fractured. I do have fractured bones due to cancer.’’

‘’No, I mean, I think for a very long time, I was just like, okay, I am tired. Let it do what it needs to do. And that’s fine. I don’t want to do that to my kids. I think it probably will sound strange. But I think I am blessed enough or fortunate enough to be in a position where I am in my planning stages.

“I am having conversations with my loved ones, my lawyer, my therapist, and my siblings about what happened on the day leading to my passing. What happens after I pass away?’’ said Mandela

At Least eight people have died in a horrible accident on the N1 in Matoks, Limpopo on Saturday evening. Thirteen others were rushed to hospital, one of them is in critical condition.

The accident occurred on the N1 near RDP houses in the Capricorn District.

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According to reports, a BMW collided head-on with a Toyota Quantum, where eight lives perished on the scene. The fatal accident includes two children, two females, and four males, of which two are drivers of the BMW and the taxi.

One passenger was in a life-threatening condition, seven with serious injuries, and four with minor injuries.


MEC for Transport and Community Safety, Florence Radzilani has sent her condolences to the bereaved families.

“This accident comes during a time when as a province, we are still mourning from the accident that occurred at Musina last week,” she said.

“Our people in the Province should be very careful while traveling to their different destinations. We continue to lose lives on our roads and all of us should be concerned and promote road safety during our journeys,” said MEC Radzilani.

Radzilani also highlighted that people around the province should be extra careful during this long weekend. She urged all law enforcement officers to ensure that people comply while traveling. 

Mayor of the Collins Chabane Municipality in Limpopo, Shadrack Maluleke led the Inter-faith Mass Prayer Day against all social ills. The prayer session was held at the municipality Hall in Malamulele on Thursday.

The Inter-faith Mass Prayer Day is aimed at seeking divine intervention against the increasing number of car accidents, premature death, crime and all social ills currently facing the people of Collins Chabane.

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Religious leaders from various faith organizations led people in prayer and gave words of encouragement and support.

According to Collins Chabane Municipality Mayor Gezane Shadrack Maluleke, the Inter-faith Mass Prayer Day was organised to pray in mass seeking divine intervention.

“In our roads, we have always had public transportation virtually denoting horror. Our private transport, in particular public transport, has painted gory pictures of minibus crashes. Bodies of our loved ones scattered on our roads. We have seen criminal activities in broad daylight and also assassinations under the cover of darkness. When we have prayers for peace such as this one here today, it is also important that we pledge ourselves to end road carnage on our roads,” said Maluleke.

Collins Chabane Municipality hosts prayer session against social ills
Collins Chabane Municipality Mayor, Shadrack Maluleke

He also appeals to the community leaders to apply their minds. As to how best they can contribute to road safety campaigns.

“We must as well pray for political tolerance, repentance, and love, restoration of ubuntu. Peaceful coexistence amongst citizens,” he said.


Collins Chabane Pastors Forum General Secretary, Apostle Khazamula Thompson Nwaila it was a historic day wherein Pastors, Intercessors, Municipality Officials, Traditional Leaders, and other Stakeholders converged together as one to seek the face of God.

“On behalf of Collins Chabane Pastors Forum and the entire Christian community of Collins Chabane, we would like to extend our words of gratitude to the Mayor and his colleagues for granting us an opportunity for Prayer. All the Leaders followed the direction and orders given by pastors who were responsible for prayer Items. The atmosphere of God’s presence could also be felt by everyone. We also believe that God has heard our prayers and Collins Chabane Municipality will never be the same,” said Nwaila.