2 supporters died,several injured during stampede at FNB

Two people are confirmed dead while several others were injured during a stampede to get into FNB stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The incident happened this afternoon when supporters wanted to get into the stadium to watch Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.

The Soweto derby as it is known is one of the largest crowd puller in South Africa.

More to follow.

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Married man died bonking magosha

A MAN who had gone to visit a brothel died while he was busy with a magosha!

According to the magosha, minutes into their act the man started to spew bubbles from his mouth.

“Before I knew it, he just dropped dead,” said the shocked magosha.

She said she was still traumatised by the incident.

“This has never happened to me. I really do not know what happened,” she said.

Speaking to Daily Sun, Njabulo Mkhonza, a security guard at the Bacchus Hotel in Roodepoort, said the man looked okay when he walked in.

“It was not the first time that I saw him here. He was a regular and often came alone.

“On Friday he came in and had a few beers at the counter before heading upstairs with one of the prostitutes,” he said. “However, after a few minutes we were all shocked when the woman came running and screaming, claiming the man had started vomiting bubbles and then just dropped dead on top of her.”

Police and forensic experts were called to the scene and the man was declared dead.

His wife and children also arrived at the scene, but they refused to comment. The cause of death is still not known.

Roodepoort SAPS spokeswoman Captain Lydia Dikolomela confirmed the incident.

“The cause of death is still unknown and an inquest docket has been opened.

“Police are investigating the death,” she said.

– Daily Sun

Mvurwi accident claims 11 lives

11 people have been burnt to death while 14 others were injured after two vehicles were involved in a head on collision at the 60km peg along the Mazowe-Mvurwi road near Forester Farm this afternoon.

In an telephone interview, police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the accident saying it involved a Honda CRV which was carrying four people and a Nissan Caravan commuter omnibus which had 21 passengers on board.

Senior Assistant Commissioner Charamba said all the four people in the Honda CRV who included three police officers based at Centenary Police Station were burnt beyond recognition including seven other passengers who were in the commuter omnibus.

She said preliminary investigations indicate that the Honda CRV encroached into the lane of the oncoming Nissan Caravan resulting in the head-on collision.

Senior Assistant Commissioner Charamba said the bodies of the deceased were taken to Mvurwi Hospital mortuary.

Some of the injured were admitted at Mvurwi Hospital while five have been transferred to Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare.

Chemumvuri robber gets 3 year jail term

Three armed robbers were last week jailed to an effective three years each for robbing and assaulting a police officer stationed at Chicken Slice Mvuma Police Base.

BY Stephen Chadenga

Calvin Ndlovu (18), Justice Mukandla (18) of Chemumvuri village in Gokwe and Simbarashe Mangwanda (20) of Matoto village in Gutu were last week convicted of robbery and assault when they appeared before Mvuma magistrate, Tayengwa Chibanda.

The court heard that on July 4 this year, the trio waylaid Rexon Samu (32) while on his way home, handcuffed and robbed him of his cellphone and money. The robbers, who were armed with an axe, later forced Samu to disclose his Ecocash pin number which they then used to withdraw $32 from his account.

Samu managed to make a report and the trio were later arrested in Lalapanzi.

Chibanda sentenced each of them to four years, but suspended one year on condition of good behaviour.

Rev Chivaviro reaches out to the community

SOUTH Africa-based gospel musician Togarepi Chivaviro has returned home for a number of charity programmes that have seen him donating goods worth thousands of dollars to the under-privileged in urban and rural areas.

Dubbed Giving Back to the Community, the exercise is being funded by the musician’s legion of fans, who raised money to assist the needy including orphans and the elderly.

Chivaviro has so far donated stationery to a number of pupils in rural schools in Gokwe and Zhombe, while elderly people in Chitungwiza received clothes and blankets.

Primary schools that have also benefited from the programme include Dindimutihwi (Gokwe North), Gwehava (Gokwe South) and Broomsgroove (Zhombe).

“We gave stationery awards to best five performing learners in each class. We have also set ourselves to mobilise our fans and ministry members to pay third term fees for 21 grade toppers. We are just giving back to the societies that made us who we are today,” he said.

“On Sunday in Chitungwiza we donated winter clothes for the elderly after we sources more than a dozen bales of clothes and blankets.”

Musadzi woman dies after delivery triplets at home

The babies, all girls, are still admitted to Gweru Provincial Hospital, a month after their birth and the death of their mother.Their father yesterday said he has no means or capacity to look after them as he had five other children and their mother is late.

Both mother and father, who were members of an apostolic sect did not know that she was carrying triplets as she never went to a health facility for antenatal care until she gave birth to one of the girls, only to be rushed to hospital due to complications, but it was too late to save her life.

Antenatal care is a type of preventive healthcare, with the goal of providing regular check-ups that allow doctors or midwives to treat and prevent potential health problems throughout the course of the pregnancy while promoting healthy lifestyles that benefit both mother and child.

Ms Maria Chigwadara died on the night of June 8 and medical experts yesterday said her death could have been avoided if she had gone through antenatal care.

The triplets’ father Mr Aleck Ncube Muza (68), an unemployed villager from Musadzi Village in Gokwe-Nembudziya was already struggling to feed his other children. He yesterday sent a plea for help to Zimbabweans to assist him with food and clothes for the triplets.

The babies, he said, were still admitted to Gweru Provincial Hospital’s special baby’s ward — a month after their birth because he has no means to look after them.

He told the Chronicle that there were complications at birth and his wife had to endure a five-hour drive from Gokwe’s Mutora District Hospital to Gweru Provincial Hospital where she died upon admission due to severe loss of blood.

“On June 7 my wife gave birth to one of the babies and we realised that she had more babies and was bleeding profusely before we took her to hospital.

“She then gave birth to two more children through an operation after which they said she needed to be transferred to Gweru because the bleeding was continuing,” he said.

“On June 8 she then endured a five-hour drive from Mutora District Hospital to Gweru Provincial Hospital where she died on admission. They said she lost a lot of blood.”

Asked who had assisted with the botched-up home delivery, Mr Muza could not answer.Mr Muza said he is grateful for the three children, but appealed for donations in cash or kind to look after them. He said he has no fixed income and had five other children, some of school going age, he also needed to take care of.

“I’m appealing for assistance to take care of the babies after I lost my wife during child birth. The blessing of the three bouncing baby girls has turned the joy of my family into despair. I am appealing for food, clothes, napkins and money. The triplets are at Gweru Provincial Hospital as we speak and I don’t know how or where to take them if they are discharged,” said Mr Muza.

Gweru Provincial Hospital superintendent Dr Fabian Mashingaidze said Ms Chigwadara’s life could have been saved if health care givers had been aware that she was carrying triplets.

“All I know is that she was a referral case and unfortunately passed on before we could assist her. She is said to have lost a lot of blood. Investigations are still ongoing,” said Dr Mashingaidze.

Government specialist consultant and gynaecologist Dr Veldah Mushangwe said the death of Mrs Chigwadara was due to low platelets and severe bleeding experienced during delivery.

She said no one should lose life while giving birth.

“Such cases should be avoided and I urge expecting mothers to register their pregnancies in time so that complications are dealt with accordingly. We are saying no to maternal deaths and expecting women should register early and go for antenatal care. Women should seek antenatal care early so that complications are identified and interventions made at the correct time,” said Dr Mushangwe.

“Maternal mortality has been recognised as a public health problem in most developing countries and is linked to women failing to access health care during pregnancy and the complications they face while giving birth.”

According to the recently-released Zimbabwe Demographic Health Survey (ZDHS), about 20 percent of Zimbabwean births over the past five years occurred at home, statistics which experts have described as unacceptably high.

Recently, a gender activist Ms Lindile Ndebele said the statistics show that many women were still at risk of maternal deaths.

“This shows that women are still failing to access healthcare generally due to financial constraints, long distances for those in rural areas and other issues,” she said.

The World Health Organisation defines maternal mortality as the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management, but not from accidental or incidental causes.

Gokwe woman found dead in South Africa

Johannesburg-The body of a young woman from Majerimani Village under Chief Nemangwe,Gokwe South was found at high level of decomposition in South Africa.

Sihle Mvuvu is suspected to have died in May.Reports suggest she was only identified by her clothes.In May South Africa recorded a largest number of women who went missing. The largest number was found murdered. The motive of the killings were not clear.

The relatives and friends are mobilising funds to have Sihle’s body repatriated back to Gokwe for burial.Well wishers are called upon to make contributions of cash to assist the family in their endeavour to have the body repatriated. Gokwe people in South Africa are calling their fellow countrymen to form societies that help them during difficult times like these.

One person has been arrested in connection with her death. He will appear in Pambridge Magistrate Court in Thokoza tomorrow.

Funeral arrangements will be announced soon.Burial will be in Gokwe.