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Alleged rapist killed by mob

Main Topix: Constable Moses Molepo - Collen Mboweni
(File)Johannesburg - A man was killed and another was injured in mob violence in Mankweng at the weekend, Limpopo police said on Monday. Both were accused of attempted rape before being attacked on Sunday, said Constable Moses Molepo. A 23-year-old man was the first to be attacked, at 01:30, after he was accused of attempting to rape a 20-year-old girl. The community of Ga Mmamabolo stoned him. He was taken to Mankweng hospital. The man, identified as Collen Mboweni, was accused of attempting to rape a 23-year-old woman. The suspect allegedly broke a window to gain entry to the 23-year-old woman's house. He allegedly attempted to rape her, Molepo said. The woman used a whistle to call for help from her neighbours, who apparently attacked Mboweni with a variety of weapons. Molepo said Mboweni had two court cases pending against him - one for rape and another for housebreaking with intent to steal....

Limpopo ready for ZCC crowds

Main Topix: Zion Christian Church - Moria City
Emergency services in the province are bracing themselves for a busy weekend as thousands of the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) members throng to Moria City. Emergency services in the province are bracing themselves for a busy weekend as thousands of the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) members throng to Moria City outside Polokwane for the annual September pilgrimage. Provincial health and social development department spokesperson Adele van der Linde said yesterday emergency medical services were on standby to attend to any emergency at the holy hill. The Mankweng Hospital, which is near Moria and the neighbouring clinics are also prepared to offer help,” Van der Linde said. Polokwane municipality said it was well prepared to host the ZCC worshippers as it has done in past years. Our traffic officers will be on the roads in the vicinity,” Mokoatedi said. Polokwane mayor Freddy Greaver has wished the ZCC members well in their pilgrimage. Businesses are also looking forward to cash in on the church event. Traffic officers working for the provincial department of roads and transport said though their primary aim was...

Vhembe hospital shock

Main Topix: Tshilidzini Hospital - Mankweng Hospital
Vhembe Hospital ShockPublic protector Thuli Madonsela yesterday met with people in Limpopo who voiced their concerns about government institutions. On Tuesday, Madonsela visited the 55-year-old Tshilidzini Hospital in Thohoyandou in Vhembe and found that nobody was protected against possible infections. Kgalalelo Masibi, spokesperson for the Public Protector, said in a statement surgical items such as gloves and masks were insufficient. Hospital officials told Madonsela contracts for the procurement of such items had expired more than six months ago. They put the blame on bureaucracy, saying it was delaying the renewal of the contracts. The hospital does not have delegated powers to purchase the items on its own and has to wait for the head office in Polokwane to do the work. Madonsela also found that Tshilidzini Hospital was in short supply of anaesthetic machines, suction machines, patient monitors, autoclave machines, diathermy machines and tourniquets. Once a month two paediatricians visit the facility from Mankweng Hospital in Polokwane as part of their outreach” reads a statement from the public protector’s office. Approached for comment yesterday spokesperson for the provincial department of health Adele...
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Red tape to blame for hospital's dire state: Protector told

Advocate Thuli Madonsela listens attentively to clinic patients. Sometimes they take back their equipment and we have to beg," she was told by a nurse, according to a statement released by the Protector's office. Staff said two paediatricians from Mankweng Hospital, in Polokwane, visited twice a month as part of their outreach....

Limpopo Health Dept warns of jobs scam

Pretoria - The Department of Health in Limpopo has issued a warning to job seekers about a scam involving false job opportunities at Mankweng Hospital and the provincial head office. The department’s spokesperson, Sinenhlanhla Gumede, said they had receiv

Man assaulted, arrested for robbery

Man Assaulted, Arrested For RobberyA mob assaulted a man after he allegedly robbed a shop owned by a Somali national in Motholo on Friday, Limpopo police said. Constable Moses Molepo said the 29-year-old man and two other men broke into the shop, assaulted and robbed the owner of an undisc

Man assaulted after alleged robbery

Johannesburg - A mob assaulted a man after he allegedly robbed a shop owned by a Somali national in Motholo on Friday, Limpopo police said. Constable Moses Molepo said the 29-year-old man and two other men broke into the shop and assaulted and robbed the

Junior doctors respond to initiation deaths

In Danger, Inititates in Limpopo. Shocked by the deaths of at least 36 initiates at the cultural circumcision schools in Mpumalanga and Limpopo, the Junior Doctors Association of SA (JUDASA) has kicked off free male medical circumcision campaign for boys.

Alleged rapist of baby denied bail

Rape accused David Sekgobela, 29, who has been in police custody in Tzaneen in the Mopani district since March 3, has again been unsuccessful in his bid to be released on bail. Sekgobela is accused of raping two-year-old Maria Motloutsi at Pulaneng villag

R13bn boost for health

The department of health, rocked by the deaths of four infants at the George Masebe Hospital due to poor management of medical doctors and the widespread shortage of drugs in hospitals has announced a budget of R13bn for the 2013-2014 financial year. Heal