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Miclee Music and Entertainment provides cutting-edge experiences

Miclee Music and Entertainment in Mpumalanga have been structured to meet the needs of the continually changing social space.

The founder of the business, Michael Mashiloane, said his creative team works towards creating memorable events and assisting clients to effectively promote their ideas and messages. The team is highly experienced in arranging special events, across the media landscape and in sound and music.

“We design and organise events and live music gigs for our clients, enabling them to achieve their targets and reach their goals. We are planning to branch out to other provinces and even neighbouring countries with satellite branches as we getting client requests from different provinces,” Mashiloane said.

He also said Miclee Music & Entertainment are committed to their clients in providing exceptional, un-conventional turn-key event solutions. “We bring you the next level of entertainment. With our state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, live band, talent and creative, resourceful staff, we aim to provide a unique and breath taking experience. We are dedicated to every detail of our events with the highest quality and excellence. Our goal is to create memories through creative planning and execution,” Mashilaone explained.

He also said clients can trust them to handle all the creative, technical and logistical elements, using only top vendors and entertainers in the industry. “We provide worry-free and budget-conscious event planning and entertainment to businesses and individuals who desire a quality high-end sound system, music event within their budgets,” he concluded.

Miclee Music and Entertainment render a variety of services; artist management, providing live bands, sound hire, arranging concerts, private gigs, weddings, launches and gala dinners.

They can be contacted on (+27) 076 885 0812/ (+27) 065 929 4971

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Mpumalanga Division of the High Court in Mbombela sentenced 40 year old, Hendrick Nicholas Hanse van Reinsburg to two life sentences for rape and murder on Tuesday June 22.

The provincial spokesperson for the police Selvy Mohlala, on October 13 2019, Andiswa Zitha, who was 20-year-old then suffered violence which was perpetuated by Van Reinsburg.

“The accused raped her using a wooden object spoon before he fled the scene, leaving her in a pool of blood at Mjejane near Komatipoort. Zitha was found by neighbours who took her to Tonga Hospital but she was unfortunately certified dead the next day on 14 October 2019.

A murder case with an additional charge of rape and the matter was investigated by the police at Komatipoort. The members worked tirelessly in their investigation with the hope to find the perpetrator. Their hard work paid off when they arrested the accused at a tavern in Kamhlushwa on October 20 2021,” he said.

Mohlala also said the accused was charged and taken to court where he was convicted and sentenced to 1 life sentence for rape as well as another life sentence for murder. The court also ordered for the sentences to run concurrently. The accused was further declared unfit to possess a firearm.

The provincial commissioner of the police  Lt Gen Semakaleng  Manamela, has welcomed the sentence and appreciated the exceptional work done by the good Samaritans who took the victim to hospital, the investigation team, the Prosecution team, as well as the Judiciary which resulted in the commendable sentence. “It is unfortunate to have lost a life of a young girl in this manner. We also hope that the sentence will serve as a deterrence to others who might consider emulating the actions of the accused” said the General.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has welcomed the four life sentences handed down to four of the five gang members from Marite (near Hazyview), as well as 10 year sentence imposed upon the fifth accused. The sentences were handed down by the Mpumalanga Division of the High Court which was sitting in Graskop Tuesday, 14 June.

The court heard how the community of Marite was terrorized by activities of gangsterism, where brutal murders were the order of the day but many were terrified to come forward with information that could assist police in their investigation as they feared for their lives. The area of Marite which is in Calcutta policing precinct became a war zone for the gangs. In 2019 police realized that most young men were shot and killed with no witnesses coming forth in those murder cases.

Suspects would normally be arrested by the police but then released from custody as the cases were jeopardized due to reluctance by witnesses.

In 2021 the gangs escalated to such an extent that they started to attack the families of their rivals. On 05 January 2021 Mr Bongani Partners Makutu was shot and killed at the age of 31 at Mathibela Trust in Marite. The gang members reportedly kidnapped and intimidated a witness, threatening to kill him should he provide information to the police. They released him but later started looking for him in June 2021 due to possible information that he could share with police. The said witness was nearly killed after being shot but fortunately survived with bullet injury to his hand.

The investigation team managed to identify the witness and arranged protection for him where he was subsequently placed under witness protection.

More charges that went along with the murder incident included kidnapping, attempted murder and intimidation.

On 16 June 2021 three members of a gang were traced and arrested at Green Valley near Acornhoek. During their arrest, they were found in possession of prohibited firearm and ammunition. The three are Johan Edward Ndlovu (34), Thulani Maphanga (32) and Tevin Temosho Mokoena (25). Though Mokoena could not be connected to the murder case of Makutu, he was not let off the hook but was charged for being found in possession of firearm with ammunition.

Through intensive investigation, the team managed to further arrest Evens Mavimbela (30) and Shane Ngobeni (24) in September 2021. The two joined their counterparts behind bars.

On 25 April 2022, the trial started in court whereby on Friday, 10 June 2022 all the accused were convicted and the matter adjourned till 13 June 2022 where the case was postponed to Tuesday, 14 June 2022 hence their sentencing.

Ndlovu, Maphanga, Ngobeni and Mavhimbela were each sentenced to life imprisonment for murder. The four accused were sentenced to five years imprisonment for kidnapping and they were also sentenced to five more years for intimidation.

Ndlovu and Maphanga were also sentenced to five more years for possession of unlicensed ammunition.

Ndlovu and Ngobeni were further sentenced each to five more years for attempted murder.

Kidnapping and intimidation will run concurrently with the life sentence for the four accused whilst for Ndlovu and Ngobeni, the count of attempted murder will run consecutively with the life sentence.

The count for possession of unlicensed ammunition for Ndlovu and Maphanga will run consecutively with the life sentence.

Mokoena on the other hand, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for a count of possession of unlicenced firearm with five years for a count of possession of unlicensed ammunition. The court though ordered that both sentences run concurrently. All five accused were declared unfit to possess a firearm.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has ceased the moment to reassure the public that police remains resolute to their mandate of preventing, fighting anything, including gangsterism which threatens the safety and security of communities. The men and women in Blue in this instance proved to have taken heed to the cries of people of Marite and we believe more can still be achieved” said the General.

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) says payments for the new cycle of the special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grants (SRD) R350 grant – from April 2022 – will be paid as from mid-June 2022.

On Monday, SASSA said it will continue clearing outstanding payments from the previous cycle as and when the bank details are confirmed.

“The payments will not be done together but will be done month by month. More than one payment may be made in a month, but no one will receive double payments in amount,” the agency said.

SASSA said it will do these multiple payments in a month until the backlog has been finalised, where after monthly payments will resume.

Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, reiterated the government’s commitment to pay out the R350 SRD grant to beneficiaries.

This came after media reported that some grant beneficiaries had not received payments for up to three months.

“This government will always fulfil whatever undertaking it has [with regards to the SRD]. If there was a period of non-payment… on behalf of this government, we will make that apology.

“But as along as those SRDs are due, in line with the President’s commitment, they will be paid,” Gungubele said.

The South African Post Office (Sapo) has warned customers about a new scam designed to mislead public members to pay money into a fraudulent account and share their credit cards details.

Sapo spokesperson Johan Kruger, said the emails and SMS messages appear to originate from the post office when in fact they have no connection with the post office.

“Clicking on the link in the message leads the user to a payment page where they are asked to deposit money into an account to ‘release’ a package. In several instances, a form is included asking for the card number and the CVV number on the back.The combination of the card number and CVV number are required for online purchases.  If you share these details with the scammer, they may be able to use your account to its credit limit,” the post office said,” he said

The post office has advised customers to note the following characteristics on emails and messages to confirm if the communication sent is legitimate.

  • The post office never asks for import duties or clearance fees in advance.  If there are customs fees payable on a parcel from abroad, the client pays the fees when they collect the parcel from the post office counter or when delivered by a post office driver.
  • The post office never requests your bank account number or an online payment for customs duties.
  • The tracking number on the message is invalid when entered into the postal tracking website, or refers to a parcel that was collected years ago.
  • The customer should land on the secure Sapo website after clicking on a link.

The post office said it sends customers an SMS or a collection slip when they have a parcel waiting for collection at a post office branch.

“This parcel should be collected as soon as possible to make sure it is not returned to the sender. Post Office branches have separate queues for different transactions, so if you collect a parcel you will go into a shorter, faster queue. An identity document is required to make sure the rightful owner collects the parcel,” said Kruger.

Any information about postal crimes can be reported to the post office’s toll-free crime buster hotline on 0800 020 070

The Police in Mpumalanga have arrested three (3) suspects at Malelane after they have allegedly robbed a courier vehicle yesterday Thursday, June 09 at around 11:00.

The Provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, said it is alleged that a Ram courier vehicle was robbed at or around Mjejane area (Komatipoort). “The Traffic Officials on duty intercepted the vehicle on the N4 next to the RCL Airport Impala, Malelane. They identified the luggage and notified the Police at Malelane, who immediatey attended to the matter and apprehended three (3) suspects. Upon interrogation, the suspects admitted to have committed the alleged robbery and one suspect pointed out the crime scene of their alleged robbery,” he said

he further said a total of 53 parcels in boxes were retrieved from the suspect’s vehicle, a white Toyota Avanza. The boxes are alleged to contain cellphones and other unknown valuables.

“Police also found a 9mm pistol with (04) rounds of live ammunition which belongs to the deceased person from Matsulu.Both the vehicle and items were seized, and the firearm will be subjected to ballistic testing to verify if it was not used in the commission of crime elsewhere,” explain Mohlala.

He added that both the three suspects aged 38, 53 and 37 are from Matsulu and will appear before the Malelane Periodical Court on Monday 13 June,  facing charges of Possession of suspected stolen properties, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition and armed robbery at Komatipoort.

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has applauded the Traffic Officials who intercepted the suspects and SAPS members for a job well done.

The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) is on the process of developing a new Strategic Plan that will guide its direction for the next seven years. The new plan will replace the UMP Vision 2022 that served as a guide for the strategic direction of the University in the last seven years (2015-2022).

In the development of the new strategy, the University is consulting widely with selected stakeholders to ensure that the strategy takes into consideration their inputs. Amongst the stakeholders to being consulted include the Chancellor, Council, the Vice-Chancellor, the Management Committee (MANCO), Extended Management

Committee (EMANCO), Staff Members, Institutional Forum, SRC, CRC, Recognised Labour Unions, Convocation, Mpumalanga Provincial Government and Organised Business formations.
The process of consulting stakeholders started in April 2022 through workshops that were attended by representatives of internal stakeholders of the University. The engagements with internal stakeholders are continuing as part of phase 1 of the strategic plan development. The consultations with various stakeholders will be done through interviews, focus groups, surveys, and online communities.
UMP is urging identified stakeholders to participate in the process of developing the new strategic plan because the plan will add value towards achieving the Vision and Mission of the University of Mpumalanga.

The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) held a tree-planting ceremony at its Mbombela Campus on May 13, 2022. The tree-planting ceremony kick-started the seventh graduation ceremony, held to celebrate the achievements of students who have completed their qualifications during past academic year.

Several dignitaries including UMP Vice-Chancellor Professor Thoko Mayekiso, UMP Chairperson of Council Professor David Mabunda and several UMP Management members attended the tree-planting ceremony, which was in honour of the recently appointed UMP Chancellor, Judge Mandisa Maya.
The tree, known locally as umKhanyakude (which translated means ‘seen from afar’), is also known as a yellow-barked fever tree (acacia xanthophloea). It is a striking and visually pleasing indigenous tree that occurs naturally in northern KZN, the Gauteng Lowveld, and the Kruger National Park.

Speaking at the tree planting ceremony, UMP Chancellor, Judge Maya requested that a bench be placed underneath the tree. “It is my wish to see this tree used as a gathering spot where people can sit and discuss whatever thoughts are milling in their minds,” she said.
“Thank you so much for honouring me in this way. The meaning of this is to plant me personally in this beautiful university situated in this beautiful province of Mpumalanga. This is an umbilical cord that I hope will keep us together until the end of time.”
UMP Chairperson of Council, Professor Mabunda said the institution decided to plant the tree because it was very close to the people’s inner beings.
“The tree is used to honour people or to show love because it is a phenomenon that is being used internationally. Like Americans respect and use the redwood tree, the Europeans respect the Oaktree, while Africa uses the Baobab tree,” he continued.
“In modern humanity, we embrace trees and forestry in such a way that, for example, in Japan they use forest therapy and forest bathing as a spiritual way to help people heal via the natural presence of trees. Trees are important because they help produce the oxygen we need to breathe. Soon we will be planting many more trees around campus,” said Mabunda.

Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Professor Moses Mbewe said the kind of tree that was planted in the institution’s yard was important as its roots grow and spread so that it becomes helpful to fight soil erosion.
“umKhanyakude is an indigenous tree that grows well, is remarkable, and cannot go unnoticed. It is a beautiful tree with a striking shape that forms good shade under which people can sit and relax.”


The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has strongly condemned a horrific incident in which a man was brutally murdered and his body loaded in a wheelbarrow. The shocking event occurred at KaMaqhekeza near Tonga on 17 May 2022.

According to reports, police received a call from community members about a body of a man which was seen in a wheelbarrow next to the road around 07h30 am. Medical personnel were also notified about the incident. Upon arrival they found the lifeless body of a man with bruises all over and is believed to be in his early thirties. Unfortunately he was certified dead by the paramedics at the scene.

It is suspected that he could have been attacked. The police in Tonga are probing the reasons for the attack.

A case of murder has been opened but no arrest has been made so far.

Anyone with information that may assist in identifying the suspects who committed the crime is urged to contact Detective Lieutenant Colonel Nomsa Mkhwanazi on 0828535386. Alternatively members of the public can call the crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

Meanwhile the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has raised her concerns regarding such incidents whereby members of the public take the law into their own hands. The General has urged to collaborate with police as well as other law enforcement agencies and report to the authorities whenever they witness crime.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has learned with great shock about an incident in which an 82-year-old woman was arrested for allegations of dealing in dagga. The case docket was struck off the roll, by the  Nkomazi Magistrate.

According to the information on police disposal, members at Tonga were busy with their duties of patrolling in the morning of yesterday (12 May 2022) at Magudu (in Nkomazi) near the borderline between the Kingdom of Eswatini and South Africa when they spotted a minibus with some commuters.

The kombi was halted and a search conducted on the said vehicle as well as its occupants. It was then that the old woman was allegedly found wrapped with dagga around her body. The dagga seized from her was weighing at 3,88 kg’s and estimated at the street value of almost R6000-00. She was subsequently arrested and charged for dealing in dagga hence her court appearance today.

Preliminary investigation by the police has since revealed that the old woman was allegedly on a trip of trafficking the dagga to Bushbuckridge when the members intercepted her mission.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga,  Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has further urged adults to set a good example to the younger generation rather than being involved in criminal activities. “It is really a call for concern to find yourself in a situation, as a police officer  having to arrest a pensioner. Senior citizens and adults in general are supposed to be exemplary by obeying the law not the other way round. But be as it may, we are there to enforce the law without fear or favour and we hope that others will learn from this exercise” said the General.