SABC Mourns The Death Of Mr Cebo Manyaapelo

Picture: Motsweding FM Sport presenter, Cebo Manyaapelo

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) mourns the death of renowned broadcaster, Mr. Cebo Manyaapelo affectionately known as CC.

The SABC Board, management and staff of the SABC would like to send its heartfelt condolences to the Manyaapelo family and friends. Mr. Manyaapelo will be remembered for his immense contribution at the SABC as the former Motsweding FM’s breakfast host for the programme ‘Re tla dula re thabile’ in 1998.

He later became a Sports Presenter for ‘Mamepe’, a sports programme on Motsweding FM. He continued with ‘Mamepe’ as well as being a television Sports commentator, for ‘Laduma’ since 1998 until his untimely death. He worked on big special events where SABC was involved, like the FIFA World Cup in 1998 and 2010 and the AFCON 2013 and 2015.

Mr. Manyaapelo has a rich history in broadcasting environment which dates back from 1984 as a Sports Presenter for the erstwhile Radio Bop. Cebo, as he was affectionately known to the millions of South Africans  was one of the best Sports Commentators in the country. His in-depth, factual, well informed and yet playful commentary captivated many football fanatics to the SABC channels. His ability to use Setswana for football commentary inspired many youngsters and attracted them to the sport field.

The country has lost a very great man in Cebo Manyaapelo, and his work will continue to bring us great insight and understanding of the world of sport for decades to come. Mr. Manyaapelo’s talent was not only confined to South Africa, but he represented the SABC beyond the borders of South Africa where his skills were equally appreciated.

His meaningful contribution to the SABC will remain and continue to inspire all who knew him in his personal and professional space. He will be deeply missed and may his soul rest in peace.

The details of his memorial and funeral service will be announced in due course.



Alleged vehicle theft syndicate members nabbed in North West

Rustenburg – Five alleged vehicle theft syndicate members were arrested for motor vehicle fraud, robbery and intimidation in Wolmaransstad on Monday, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) in North West said.
“The syndicate allegedly approached second hand motor vehicle potential buyers at car dealerships and promised them better cash deals for similar vehicles. A test drive would then allegedly be arranged and thereafter, a meeting scheduled to seal the deal with the requested cash payment after which the suspects would allegedly take the money and get away,” said Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso.
She said an investigation was registered following numerous cases being reported at the Mogwase police station outside Rustenburg, fitting the same modus operandi.
They allegedly defrauded people from different parts of the country, including from Klerksdorp, Potchefstroom, Johannesburg, Krugersdorp, Welkom, Ceres, Kimberly and Kuruman.
Rikhotso said investigations were conducted, leading to the arrest of the five men. A sixth suspect was already in prison for a different crime.
“During the arrest , items seized included 11 cellphones, R18,000, rounds of ammunition and several sim cards. The Priority Crime Specialised Investigations unit of the Hawks is already working on ensuring that all the assets acquired from the proceeds of crime get forfeited to the state,” she said.
The suspects are due to appear at the Wolmaransstad Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
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Motsweding FM presenter eyeing gold’


MOTSWEDING FM Hip Hop presenter, Bigboy Onalerona Dingoko said he is adamant that he will bring the accolades home. Dingoko was nominated by South African Hip Hop in two categories.

“I have been nominated for the South African Hip Hop awards and I am grateful. I am contesting for the King of North West Hip Hop category. My show called Motswako Wa Hip Hop was also nominated for the Best Hip Hop Radio show across the country. The nominations show that there is something virtuous that I am doing as a Hip Hop music presenter.

“My show will be competing against other nine radio stations in South Africa. However, I am adamant that our people will vote for us as many times as they can. The aim is to bring those awards home. I will be embarking on a #WeBringItHome campaign by visiting each region in the North West province to encourage our people to vote,” Dingoko said.

A 36 year-old radio presenter said he was born from humble beginnings. Dingoko was born and bred in Motlhabeng village, in Mahikeng.

“I come from humble beginnings and representing my kasi. I believe that I was driven by passion to become a radio presenter. I started to fall in love with music from the tender age. I was still at high school when I started as a house music Dj. However, my passion changed to hip hop music over the years.

Dingoko said he was given an opportunity to display his craft and used it. He further said North West is possible with opportunities especially when it comes to Motswako genre.

“People always say Motswako is dead. However, we still have world renowned artists like HHP, Casper Nyovest, Mo-molemi, Ruks Sengaga, Khuli Chana and Notshi representing the genre. I believe that with more support the genre could become huge. I am doing what I can to ensure that Motswako Hip Hop artists receive much needed support to grow their dexterity.

“I have unleashed the new talents that we have in our shores through my show. I also released an album called Motswako Relic featuring artists like DaRealBlackLes and HHP. I believe that our South African Hip Hop has grown. Our artists are now featured in some United State America (USA) artists’ albums,” he said.

The father of three children said, the Hop Hip genre scooped the South African song of the year accolade during South African Music Awards (SAMA) and that was extraordinary.

“Our hip hop artists have dominated the music fraternity and changed the landscape. There is also money in hip hop and I urge emerging artists not to give up. Look at where Casper Nyovest, Kwesta, AKA and others now? They never gave up and believed in themselves.

“My fans and supporters can now sms SAHHA+BR+MOTSWAKOWAHIPHOP to 32545. People can vote as many times as they can. Another method of voting is online by clicking When you on the website, kindly look for voting section and scroll down and click on Best Radio show category. You will click on Motsweding FM and choose Motswako Wa Hip Hop,” Dingoko added.

He said he always visited his uncle in Johannesburg back in the day during school holidays. Dingoko said his uncle had deejaying equipment and he will practice every day to polish his skill.

“I started playing at the then Radio Bop during Chris Matshaba’s show. Matshaba is one of few people who gave me the platform to excel. I then became a resident dj on Kaya Kool’s show while he was still at Radio Bop. I relocated to Rustenburg and continued with what I do best. I became a resident Dj at the popular joint called Chris’ Pub at Tlhabane in Rustenburg.

“In 2006, I became the first presenter to go on air at Mafikeng FM after the station obtained broadcasting licence. However, in 2007 I relocated to Johannesburg and got an opportunity to play at Gauteng-based radio station called YFM. I was a resident Dj during Mpho Maboi’s show called Monaje Thwaa,” he said.

Dingoko further said working with people such as Thabiso ‘Tazzman’ Tsotetsi was amazing. He said Tsotetsi is one of after-sought producers one can find in the country.

“He worked with various artists and produced their albums. Tsotetsi worked mostly with hip hop artists. I will always cherish the moment. I would like to have a music academy where I produce artists in the future,” he said.

‘Taung trader on the run’


Taung trader on the run

Picture: (Facebook: Tshidiso Dube who allegedly defrauded people their hard-earned cash)


INVESTORS of Money versus Poverty scheme were left dejected by Forex trade and music producer, Tshidiso Dube aka Dr Doggz. A Tlapeng-born musician and trader allegedly failed to pay up some of people who invested in his business.

One of investors, Gloria Mosala (46) from Pampierstad said she invested in the business and expected fruitful returns. Mosala further said she introduced her husband, brother and neighbour to the trade, but that brought animosity between them after Dube failed to pay them.

“I am contemplating on opening a fraud case against Dube. I invested more than R2800 into the trade and I have not received even a cent thus far. He is ignoring our calls and we do not know where to go now. I am unemployed and the money I invested belongs to the stokvel.


“The mess caused financial upheavals for my family. My marriage is now facing challenges because of this,” she said.

Another investor, Tshepo Seele (42) said: “I feel like Dube defrauded us and we need to take legal steps against him. I do not know if I was stupid enough to trust him. That man has taken all my heard earned money. I was introduced to him by my sister as he was known to be a successful Forex trader around Taung.”

Kuruman-based self-employed man, Tshepo Sebigi said Dube allegedly conned him too. Sebigi said he known Dube back from Tlapeng village, near Taung and he trusted him.

“I believe it was a bad idea to trust him. I have invested R9 500 and expected it with interests. However, he is avoiding my calls and comes up with different stories all the time. I have children to take care of and we are heading towards festive season. I thought that money will assist me where necessary because I am self-employed.

“I would like to advise people not to trust Dube again. He is on the run with our money and I do not think he is willing to pay it back. However, I will meet with him face-to-face during festive season and take it from there,” Sebigi said.

However, a 26 year-old man disputed the allegations levelled against him. Dube said he has experienced challenges through his bank.

“I am aware that there are some people who invested in my business and I must pay them back. However, I experienced challenges with my bank account and I agreed with them that I’ll use my salary to pay back their money. I am working for Health department at Tlapeng clinic as a data capturer. I believe I will use my salary to pay them back.

“I used most of the money to trade after I was under pressure. They wanted their money immediately and I do not have it with me now,” Dube said.


Hartswater suspect nabbed for theft, one still at large   

Sgt Altus Coetser and Tiger

Picture: (Hartswater K9 Unit police, Sergeant Altus Coetser with his patrol dog, tiger)


A 23 year-old man will appear in Hartswater Magistrate’s Court on Monday for theft. Northern Cape police spokesperson, Capt Sergio Kock said two suspects allegedly entered into the Grocery Warehouse through its roof on Thursday.

“Hartswater K9 unit received a complaint of a business burglary in progress. Our police were summoned to the crime scene along with their patrol dogs. Upon arrival, the two male suspects were in the process of entering the Grocery Warehouse building. The incident took place during broad-daylight.

“Police only managed to arrest one suspect as the other one fled the scene. One of our police officers entered the building, but he was pelted with tin food. Our police announced three warnings and sent in patrol dog. The dog managed to assist our police in arresting the suspect,” he said.

The Frances Baard Cluster Commander, Maj Gen Jean Abrahams lauded the members for the positive arrest and also thanked the community for their assistance in this regard. Kock said investigation continues and police are looking for the second suspect who is still at large.

Mahumapelo to launch VTSD Retail Economy Mini Shopping Centre


Picture: (North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo)


North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo will launch Villages, Townships and Small Dorpies (VTSD) Retail Economy Mini Shopping Centre and VTSD Hyper at Ventersdorp and Potchefstroom respectively on Wednesday.

Mahumapelo said this is the efforts to revitalize community enterprises across the province. “VTSD initiative will be taken to greater heights and this will be the first of its kind. This enterprise programme is aimed at empowering local business people to run sustainable enterprises, while at the same time working collectively through social enterprises.


“The VTSD Retail Economy is powered by the North West Development Corporation (NWDC) which is a form of co-operative business model. Small Micro Medium Enterprises (SMMEs) who are running tuckshops, butcheries, hair salons and hardware stores in a social enterprise model will benefit from this,” Mahumapelo said.

Relevant stakeholders, including the beneficiaries of the VTSD Retail Economy projects will be attending the launch.


‘Motor vehicle theft on the rise in North West’



North West police urge motorists across the province to take superfluous care and safeguard their vehicles. Provincial police spokesperson, Brig Sabata Mokgwabone said theft of motor vehicle cases were reported in clusters such as Klerksdorp, Brits and Mahikeng recently.

“Most motor vehicle theft cases were also reported in the policing precincts of Phokeng, Marikana, Boitekong and Rustenburg within the Rustenburg cluster. The police investigations have shown that places such as Rustenburg Central Business District (CBD), Waterfall, Impala Shafts, Greenside, Luka, Marikana West, Mmaditlhokwa, Meriting Extension 2, Paardekraal and Ramochana are mostly affected.

“Further probe has revealed that bakkies are being targeted and are stolen generally during the night at parking lots. In some cases, it is alleged that perpetrator/s drug drivers before fleeing with their vehicles. Some of vehicles were stolen whilst taken for repair,” Mokgwabone said.
Motorists are urged to take precautionary measures especially during this period of the year. He further said motorists should apply safety measures at all times.


“Apply cautious measures in the parking areas and report unknown or suspicious persons/motor vehicles to the police. Avoid leaving or parking vehicles for a long time at areas or streets with no lights. Ensure that all vehicles and motor bikes are locked and safely parked inside premises.

“Community members are also urged to work together with the police through structures such as Community Police Forums (CPFs) in combating property related crimes. We have experienced an increase on property-related crime during the 2016 /17,” Mokgwabone said.