Ripfumelo ra Vaapostola

Ndzi pfumela eka Xikwembu,
Tatana wa matimba hinkwawo.
Mutumbuluxi wa tilo ni misava.
Ndzi pfumela eka Yesu Kriste,
N’wana wa Xona a ri un’we.
Hosi ya hina.
U tswariwile hi matimba ya Moya lowo kwetsima,
A velekiwa hi wanhwana Mariya.
A xaniseka ehansi ka Pontiyo Pilato,
A vambiwa exihambanweni, a fa, a lahliwa esirheni.
A xikela endhawini ya lava feke.
Hisiku ra vunharhu, a pfuka eku feni.
A tlhandlukela etilweni.
Kutani u tshame vokweni ra xinene ra Xikwembu,
Tatana wa matimba hinkwawo.
U ta tlhela a vuya, ku ta avanyisa lava hanyaka ni lava feke.
Ndzi pfumela eka Moya lowo kwetsima,
Ni kereke leyo hlawuleka ya vanhu hinkwavo.
Ni vuxaka bya vahlawuriwa,
Ni ku rivaleriwa ka swidyoho,
Ni ku pfuka ka vafi,
Ni vutomi lebyi nga heriki.

World’s Biggest Victim

President Jacob Zuma has a serious problem, generally known as victim mentality. He has come to realise that this kind of behaviour, comes with sympathy and people in the process of sympathising with the victim, always support and cheer the one who seems like the under dog.

It is said his father passed away while he was very young, I am certain we all know someone who lost a parent and even both in some instances. President Zuma should stop using this to blackmail us when he is expected to be accountable.

Many other successful people made it in life without having progressed much at school, and I am sure you are aware of many more who have contributed immensely in research and the development of life as we know it today. President Zuma should stop using this to blackmail us when he is expected to be accountable.

His victim mentality was seen as a uniting force within the ANC, but that time has passed. His victim mentality has won him many supporters and even today, his victim mentality continues to play with peoples emotions believing to protect the ANC yet they unknowingly continue to sympathise with an individual who does not want to be responsible but cry foul that things are happening to him because he comes from rural kzn, poor family, raised by a single parent and had to dropout from school at a young age.

This victim mentality got us supporting him when criminal charges were were laid against him, when Khwezi said he raped her, when he impregnated his friends daughter, when he lied about a bond to improve his family home and lately when he claimed to have fired the minister of finance and his deputy based on a bogus intelligence report. Still after all this, President Zuma never did anything, he was the victim who found himself at the right place in the wrong time or vice versa.

South Africa’s biggest victim should be protected, should never be called to order and should never be held accountable, after all he is either framed or other people acted inappropriately but never has the victim ever did anything not even inhaled.

Safety Assistance

​Ladies have to learn easy quick ways to alert someone close should they be in danger.

Most latest Samsung devices have a Safety Assistance option under Settings – My Device

The service allows you to send your location and a picture is optional by holding down a specific button on the phone.

Make sure to setup an emergency contact in advance

1993 : Mngadi Section

Growing up at Mngadi Section – Katlehong – Ekurhuleni/Eastrand. The days that followed the 10th April 1993 were challenging not only to those who were politically active but to the rest of the neighborhood.

The build up to the funeral services at FNB stadium was more interesting as there was talk that the IFP would be compiling a list of people who were going to attend the funeral service.

After the funeral, IFP members from Kwesine male hostel attacked the communities of Shirley, Mngadi, Radebe and surrounding sections. Those who had cars managed to run away and those who couldn’t were killed. Houses were burnt down.

My parents managed to take few clothes and by the grace of God, all family members made it to a place of safety. Since then my parents have never managed to give us a life that we were used to.

Since then, family life changed. I had to move to Limpopo and stay with my grandparents. I guess everything came as a shock, even my parents relationship was broken.

I am aware of few kids I grew up with, currently they are orphans. Their parents were killed because one parent or botg went to attend the Chris Hani funeral service.

Not only the Hani, SACP, MK or ANC lost in 1993, many other people lost differently.

President Nelson Mandela addressing the Republic of South Africa, after comrade Chris Sithembisile Hani was killed outside his house on a Sunday morning.


When spirits work together, they can turn anything random to something awesome. My spirit says to tell you that your spirit is awesome.

Everything has a spirit, hence we are able to interact peacefully most of the times, but sometimes our spirits can be in collision and create hostility.

Friction comes about due to spirits pursuing a none posetive vision for the universe.

Letter to Kaizer Motaung – Continue the Legacy of Kaizer Chiefs

During the beginning of 2015/2016 season, you outlined it clear that coach Steve Komphela’s “mandate is to continue the legacy of Kaizer Chiefs and that is winning.” Before that we operated under the theme Reclaiming the Glory, which was well on track.

I write to you as a supporter of our club, but with concerns about its direction, and I see with many other fans of the club during general discussions and on social media platforms, that I am not alone.

I would like to extend my thanks to the Motaung family and all stake holders for your time, effort and other resources that you are devoting into Kaizer Chiefs football club. I would also like to state that I believe and trust in your leadership, because you have always led with great intentions and it’s clear that your mind is in the right place.

My concern for the state of the club, however, is based on recent performance and the lack of us being in a position to defend any title. I understand that as the league gets more competitive, it will be more difficult to win most of the games but I still believe somehow we should still be able to continue with the Kaizer Chiefs way which is to “defend a title” within a season. I am sure that is evident enough and I need not rub salt to the wound or preach to the congregation. As much as the vision to continue the legacy of Kaizer Chiefs is clear and attainable. I feel the club over the past and current season, has operated under one premise – ‘to rebuild a formidable squad’.
While this is necessary and in no doubt of importance, but some of the actions or decisions taken by the football manager conveys an opposite message and have proved to lack significant depth to be meaningful.

I believe that certain decisions with regards to the changing of the technical team, acquiring, retention and promotion of players to the senior team seems to be done based on emotions and partly well thought. The future is unknown, but I cannot help but wonder what would it bring if the football manager position would be held by someone else, someone who is not born into the position, someone “who would have to apply and be appointed to the position”. Maybe that would exact a certain pressure to the individual to deliver unlike when the position is held by an individual who believes it is his right to occupy such import position. Not to dwell on what Bobby once said but I have come to believe that he is unfit to continue as the football manager of Kaizer Chiefs.

Not that you are not aware, but Kaizer Chiefs is more than just a football club. To most of us it is a sense of pride, an extension of a family that we all strive to keep that loving feeling alive. My question is, how long will the loving feeling continue based on current directionless situation. Is this how you intend to continue running your business?
Kaizer Chiefs should not continue being run on feelings, since feelings should be left to us the supporters. We can no longer claim with pride that we are the greatest in Africa not even South Africa. A few titles locally or the league title in succession, now sounds like a far-fetched wish, sad how all we anticipate is a draw and a win has become the greatest achievement.

We need a vision of how we operate going forward. It seems your long-term vision, as the chairman is not in sync with the football manager’s medium term and not clear filtered down to the coach’s short term. All that the supporters are calling for is that, all must work together pulling in the same direction. This means that the key is hiring the right “person”.

From where I am, maybe it is luck but Mamelodi Sundowns has managed to get it right and stick to their building blocks and it does not require a magnifying glass to confirm it.
It has been repeated that Rome was not build in one day, but Kaizer Chiefs in longer a young lion. Victory should know Kaizer Chiefs as its father and loss should be a bustard with 15 fathers from the PSL.

I would like to finish by again thanking you for everything you have done, and attempt to be philosophical like bra Steve – The blood of Kaizer Chiefs is thicker than the water of the womb.

Love and Peace,
Nyiko Miyen


Hlumelo Biko, the son of black consciousness movement leader Steve Biko, has written a book titled “The Great African Society: A Plan for a Nation Gone Astray”. In this book, he introduces the concept of one group of society “othering” another group that is not aligned to their thinking. He says the tendency to “other” people is used to marginalise people in society. “Othering” is a form of identitarian politics that focuses on the class, ideology and exclusive interests of specific groups.

As we today commemorate the 4th anniversary of the Marikana tragedy, we run the serious risk of limiting our analysis to the events that unfolded on 16 August 2012.  Such analysis would be terribly insufficient as it wouldn’t factor in the capitalist greed and corporate arrogance that led to the chain of events that unfolded from 12 – 16 August 2012. Such analysis would not reflect on the callous disregard for workers and their communities by mine owners who are driven only by the profit motive. To these captains of the mines, workers are two-legged beasts of burden who belong to the lowest rungs of society.

A comprehensive analysis would unravel the fact that the Marikana tragedy is a clear example of a situation where people were “othered”. They were perceived as a disruptive mob that was deemed unworthy to be listened to. Very few people will today admit that they were part of a discourse that expressed irritation at the irrationality of the miners’ protest. Security guards were killed, police officers lost their lives, and some of them had been hacked to death with pangas. One mineworker was hacked to death and his remains burned.

The miners, resolutely camped out on the “mountain”, became a source of national fascination.  Stories of miners using water that was laced with muti to make themselves bullet-proof were splashed across newspapers. Horrified callers on talk radio complained that the situation had gotten out of hand. They called on “someone to do something” about the situation.

Lonmin repeatedly said they would not be able to enter into any salary negotiations because the mine already has an existing two-year wage agreement with workers. Citing the Bench Marks Foundation report on the social, economic and environmental impact of platinum mining companies in the Bojanala District, Daily Maverick journalist Greg Nicolson wrote on 15 August 2012, a day before the fateful day, that unless the mining giants transformed their impact on workers and communities, they would be in for a lot more trouble. Nicolson’s words proved to be somewhat prophetic as the situation came to a head the very next day.

In a 1966 interview, Dr Martin Luther King Jr said: “I contend that the cry of “black power” is, at bottom, a reaction to the reluctance of white power to make the kind of changes necessary to make justice a reality for the Negro. I think that we’ve got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard.”

The loss of life, injuries and pain that came out of Marikana will forever remain an indelible blight on the history of post-apartheid South Africa.  The Marikana story is a story of unheard mineworkers, snubbed and “othered” by society. Any analysis on Marikana that discounts the role played by corporate arrogance and greed wouldn’t be complete or honest.

To fully understand the events that played themselves out on that koppie on the 16th of August, one has to be willing to dig deep and go to the root of the matter. We cannot honour the 44 people who died and many others who were injured unless we identify fully the underlying causes of dejection and resultant tensions. 

As Voltaire famously said, “to the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.” We should go beyond the obvious and leave not any stone unturned in trying to find the truth. After all, we owe truth to the 44 deceased.

By Tiyisela Mpuzana