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Pelle sent home for ‘disrespecting’ coach

first_imgTURIN, Italy (AP): Italy forward Graziano Pelle has been removed from the team’s squad for refusing to shake coach Gian Piero Ventura’s hand after a substitution. The incident occurred on Thursday in the second half of Italy’s 1-1 draw with Spain in a World Cup qualifier. The Italian federation says Pelle has been sent back to his club in China, Shandong Luneng, and will therefore miss tomorrow’s qualifier at Macedonia. Pelle apologised on Instagram for the incident, describing his behaviour as “unacceptable”, adding that “it’s fair that I take responsibility for what happened”. Meanwhile, Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon criticised Pelle’s gesture, but believes the striker will be welcomed back into the squad. “It wasn’t a nice gesture,” Buffon said. “Our philosophy is about unity of purpose, even if there are times when you can do something wrong out of anger. “He’ll realise his mistake and be welcomed back with affection, you can make one mistake in 10 years.”last_img read more

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Spurs ‘starting to figure out each other’ as they go 5-1 on homestand

first_imgBucks hold on late for 107-104 win over Pistons Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia San Antonio Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan (10) passes the ball as he is defended by Philadelphia 76ers’ Mike Muscala (31) and Ben Simmons during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 123-96. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO— While the San Antonio Spurs search for their identity as a team, Rudy Gay is showing that he has returned to form.Gay had 21 points and LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan each added 20 as San Antonio defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 123-96 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Popovich spoke of his admiration for Butler, who he is expected to coach on the U.S. Men’s Basketball Team in the 2020 Olympics.“The one thing that stands out to me is he’s a competitor,” Popovich said. “I love competitors, and he’s that in spades. And he’s obviously talented.”Butler was humbled by Popovich’s assessment.“All he wants to ever do is win, but a great guy,” Butler said. “He knows the human aspect of the game as well. For him to say that about me, it means a lot. It means I’ve just got to keep doing what I’m doing.”CATCHING UPBrown spent time with former Spurs Tim Duncan and Bruce Bowen, who he coached in San Antonio, prior to Monday’s game.“We had a laugh talking about old times,” Brown said. “It touched on basketball, but it was way more just catching up with them and seeing how they’re doing personally.”UP NEXT76ers: Host New York on Wednesday night.Spurs: At Orlando on Wednesday night. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “I think we’re starting to figure out each other more than anything,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “Who’s got the mismatches out there. Usually your best players look for those mismatches and our guys are starting to figure that out. Defensively, we’ve got a little bit more rhyme and reason to what we’re doing and it’s shown in this homestand. I’m pleased with the progress (but) we still have a long way to go.”Aldridge added 10 rebounds and DeRozan had seven assists for the Spurs, who closed a six-game home stand at 5-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSan Antonio bounced back after squandering a 21-point lead in a loss to Chicago on Saturday night. It was the fifth straight game the Spurs held an opponent under 100 points.J.J. Redick and Ben Simmons each had 16 points to lead the 76ers on the second night of a back-to-back. Joel Embiid was limited to 13 points on 6-for-17 shooting and finished with 11 rebounds. Jimmy Butler had six points on 3-for-13 shooting. LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Philadelphia shot 41 percent from the field and 30 percent on 3-pointers in losing for the third time in four outings.“Defensively, they put us in tough situations to execute our offense,” Embiid said. “I had a pretty bad shooting night, Jimmy did (too). They made us uncomfortable.”When the Spurs’ lead over the 76ers swelled to 29 points, Popovich didn’t need to remind his team about the Bulls’ rally.“There was nothing to say, we were engaged,” Gay said. “We were really engaged. I think it was pretty clear that we messed up last game, we let that one go. Two games in a row? Can’t happen. Can’t happen.”Gay was key to the Spurs maintaining the lead. The 13-year veteran took advantage of mismatches when he wasn’t outworking Butler.ADVERTISEMENT Gay had 11 points in the third as he continued his solid play in his comeback from a ruptured left Achilles tendon two years ago. The 6-foot-8 forward is averaging 14 points this season, but has averaged 18.8 points in his last seven games.“He’s got a little spunk in his step,” Popovich said. “He likes the group. He’s worked hard to understand defensively and rebounding what we want and, of course, he can score.”Gay has scored 20-plus points five times through 27 games. He accomplished that feat in 57 games last season.Philadelphia raced to a nine-point lead in the opening quarter behind Redick’s outside shooting and Embiid’s inside dominance. The duo combined to shoot 8 for 13 and scored nine points apiece in the first quarter, including a 3-pointer by Redick and a dunk by Embiid.The Spurs rallied by limiting the 76ers to eight field goals and 17 points in the second quarter, and by forcing five turnovers.“You can talk about Xs and Os, you can talk about a bunch of stuff but to me, our spirit was down,” Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. “We are poor in back- to-backs. That is a fact and we have to find a way to do better.”TIP-INS76ers: Brown and assistant Monty Williams worked for the Spurs prior to joining Philadelphia. Brown spent 11 seasons as an assistant under Popovich from 2002-2013. Williams played for the Spurs from 1996-98 and returned to serve as vice president of basketball operations from 2016-18. … Embiid led the team in scoring in four straight games prior to Monday, averaging 30.3 points over that stretch.Spurs: The Spurs held the 76ers to 17 points in the second quarter, which was two points shy of their season low of 15 for the period at Phoenix on Oct. 31. … Davis Bertans had 16 points, the most in four games since a two-game absence following the birth of his first child. … San Antonio’s bench outscored Philadelphia’s 56-35.HUMBLED After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Mother Lake Laid to Rest in Duata

first_imgThe mortal remains of the late Ma Nyamah Martha Bwayou Lake was on Saturday May 23, laid to rest in her native village of Duata, a stone throw from her uncle’s village, Blameyea in Jorquelleh Administrative District #2 in Bong County.Ma Nyamah Martha Bwayou Lake was the niece to long serving Paramount Chief of Jorquelleh Chiefdom and former Representative of Bong County Barsee Kpangbai.She was born unto the union of Mr. Barkollie Bwayou and Ni Tonwon Bwayou on July 27, 1925, in a little farming community of Duata situated north of Gbarnga.How did she meet Rev. J. David Lake Sr?The Rev. J. David Lake, a classroom teacher, was teaching at the Muhlenberg Lutheran Mission in Millsburg, Monsterrado County and in the 1930s he was transferred to the Lutheran Mission in Zorzor, Lofa County.Rev. Lake later moved to Gbarnga, Bong County central Liberia and because of his fluent English, coupled with his clear writing skills, he became clerk to the influential Paramount Chief, the late Barsee Kpangbai, uncle of the late Ma Nyamah Bwayou Lake.Ma Nyamah Bwayou, from a subsistence farming family of Duata, was joined in holy matrimony to Rev. David Lake in 1941, which the union was blessed with nine children. The couple later moved to Suakoko town in Suakoko District and settled there permanently. There was no reason provided for their migration, but it is believed that it was because the town was the central location on the main Monrovia—Gbarnga highway.It was also learned that Pastor Lake provided a home and education for his wife since indeed she could not read and write.Pastor Lake was born on Water Street in the settlement of Harrisburg, Monsterrado County on June 30, 1909 unto the union of Mr. and Mrs. Alice Lake. His grandparents were Charlie and Georgiana Hayes of Harrisburg who migrated to Liberia from the United States.Rev. Lake served in capacities such as County Surveyor for Bong, worked with the Government Farm now the Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI) as an entomologist. Ma Nyamah Bwayou Lake was a devout Christian and helped to educate several children whose parents were not financially able to send their children to school.Her children include Joan Allegra Lake Nathan, Rose-Marie Lake Cummings, Dr. Sodey C. Lake assigned at the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Hospital in Tappita, Nimba County, Dee-Zoe Lake, National Social Security and Welfare Corporation, Dardhe M. Lake, Julie S. Lake, Korto G. Lake, and J. David Lake Jr., with 25 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.The funeral service was attended by former Deputy Minister for Operations at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ranney B. Jackson, and Bong County Superintendent, Selena Polson Mappy, among others.The funeral service was held at the St Mark’s Lutheran Church in Gbarnga, Bong County.Meanwhile, the Pastor in his funeral discourse admonished the surviving Lake family members to stick together, adding that in union strong, success is sure.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Matthews apologizes

first_img“Gary regrets the distraction this story has caused the Angels front office, the manager and his staff, teammates and fans,” Matthews’ agent, Scott Leventhal, said in a statement. “However, given the ongoing investigation, he simply cannot discuss the matter until appropriate to do so. Gary sincerely apologizes for this distraction and is determined to resolve this issue in a timely manner.” TEMPE, Ariz. – Gary Matthews Jr. apologized to the Angels for causing a distraction to the team during spring training. Matthews allegedly was sent human growth hormone in 2004 from a pharmacy that’s part of a widespread steroid investigation, and Angels owner Arte Moreno has asked Matthews to publicly address the issue, a stance baseball commissioner Bud Selig backed Saturday. The statement was first reported Monday by the Los Angeles Times and was sent later in the day to The Associated Press. HGH was not banned by baseball for players with major league contracts until 2005. This investigation appears to be targeting the suppliers of the substances, not those who might have received anything from the suppliers. There were handshakes and smiles all around Monday morning in the bullpen behind Diablo Stadium. Bartolo Colon and Jered Weaver, two injured members of the Angels pitching staff, inched closer to rejoining the rotation after completing 45-pitch bullpen sessions. Both pitchers are at least a week away from taking the mound in an actual game, and neither is expected to start the season in Anaheim, but none of that dampened the mood of manager Mike Scioscia and pitching coach Mike Butcher. More and more, the Angels are envisioning their full pitching staff intact by the first week of May. center_img Weaver, recovering from biceps tendinitis, threw for the second time this spring. He was limited to fastballs only, but looked smooth and sharp throughout. He’ll throw again Thursday, this time mixing in some change-ups, and could pitch a simulated game by the end of the week. The lanky right-hander hasn’t ruled out making a start on April 6 his turn in the rotation but the question now is whether he’ll do it with the Angels or here in Tempe, where he’ll remain if he’s not in Anaheim to begin the season. Colon was limited to fastballs Monday, but like Weaver he’ll add some change-ups when he takes the mound on Thursday. Colon isn’t talking to the media until he throws to batters, but the big smile he wore after completing his workout was proof that he’s headed in the right direction. Colon is two years removed from winning the Cy Young Award, when he went 21-8 with a 3.48 ERA. However, he was limited to 10 games last year and was shut down in June after a slight tear in his rotator cuff was discovered. With about three weeks left before the start of the season, the battle for the final spot in the bullpen is still an open race. The Angels will carry 11 pitchers, according to Scioscia, and are looking for a durable arm to round out the staff. Three of the candidates – Dustin Moseley, Chris Bootcheck and Alex Serrano – fared well Sunday in a combined shutout against the Texas Rangers, who were playing most of their regulars. Jeff Mathis, expected to start the year in Triple-A, had three hits in the Angels’ 11-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday, including a pair of long home runs. Mathis had three RBIs and finished 3 for 3 with a walk. Hector Carrasco was solid in his four innings, giving up just four hits and striking out three. He didn’t allow a run, lowering his ERA to 1.12. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Aston Villa release striker as Derby step up interest

first_imgAston Villa have released Darren Bent as Derby County step up their interest in the striker.The Englishman spent the second half of last season on loan at the iPro stadium, where he scored 12 goals in 17 appearances.At his unveiling last week, new Rams boss Paul Clement admitted he was interested in signing the 31-year-old permanently.“They are players [Tom Ince and Darren Bent] who were here last season and they did very well. They are under consideration,” said Clement.And any move for Bent now looks increasingly likely after Aston Villa elected to release the striker.The former Tottenham man’s contract was due to expire at the end of June and Villa have opted to end talks and allow their record signing to find a new club. Darren Bent was released by Derby in 2018 1last_img

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Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, June 9th

first_imgThis morning on Sportsday with Russ Hargreaves we continue our build-up to Euro 2016 which starts tomorrow, we’ll be discussing in-depth Maria Sharapova’s ban for two years by the International Tennis Federation for using a prohibited drug and we’ll also look ahead to today’s third test between England and Sri Lanka at Lords.last_img

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HOW TO AVOID A FASHION DISASTER IN DONEGAL HEATWAVE

first_imgNow that summer is finally upon us, it’s important that you wear clothes that are suitable for the hot weather, and that you dress with style and confidence.Looking cool!The nice people from Evolve in Letterkenny gave us a few tips about how Donegal men can avoid fashion  disasters in the hot weather.T-shirt – The most casual piece of attire a man can wear. A quality designer t-shirt is acceptable for casual summer wear; but if you’re looking to make a good first impression then polo shirts are generally better. When buying a t-shirt, make sure that the fabric is 100% cotton and that it’s not see through Polo Shirt – When buying a polo shirt, choose polo’s that are made from cotton – although cotton mixed with other fibres are acceptable as they may be used to enhance the fit and comfort. Polo shirts come in a wide range of colours and patterns.Short Sleeve Shirt – Usually absent from a man’s wardrobe, the short-sleeve shirt is a step up from the casual polo. When buying a short-sleeve shirt, make sure it fits properly at the shoulder points and along the torso. The sleeve length should cover at least 50 to 80 percent of the bicep – the less bicep covered, the more casual the shirt becomes.Long Sleeve Dress Shirt – If wearing the long sleeve dress shirt during the day, select a light colour but avoid wearing white all the time – experiment with pale blues and pinks. Rolling your sleeves up to the mid-forearm is a stylish look that many choose over wearing a short sleeve shirt Shorts – Shorts are great for hot summer days. Wear shorts that sit 2-3 inches above the knee. Cotton and linen are great choices due to their fibre properties. As for summer colours, there are so many colours to choose from – tan and stone are two good colours to start with.Jeans – All jeans are considered casual, however the darker the jeans the more formal it becomes. By nature, jeans are not first choice when it comes hot summer months. The fit of the jean is particularly important. When it’s warm, the extra space provided by slim or tapered cuts will be a welcome relief from your skinny jeans.Chinos – Chinos are dressier than jeans and an excellent option for the summer and can be dressed up or down. They come in a wide range of colours.Trousers – Apart from chinos, trousers are some of the best lower body coverings for summer, due to their lightweight and breathable qualities. Wool is a great fabric as it drapes better and resists wrinkling, however it’s less breathable compared to cotton.Hot Weather FootwearBoat Shoes – Whether you wear them by choice or for their practical purpose, boat shoes have established themselves as a piece of classic summer footwear. They’re available in a wide variety of colours and can be worn without socks. Espadrilles – The alternative to boat shoes and sandals, espadrilles are fast becoming the latest trend in men’s summer footwear, mainly because they’re breathable and comfortable to wear without your socks on. Go for more neutral tones such as navy or light tan.Canvas sneakers – A casual choice perfect for hot weather. These shoes are often made from natural fibres and are light enough to allow your feet to breathe. They go great with shorts, especially when paired with low cut socks, and are even better for wear with jeans and chinos.Simply mix and match chinos, jeans and shorts with tees, polo’s and casual shirts to create on point and adaptable looks.And all of these are available at Evolve Menswear right now, with massive reductions across all spring summer styles! HOW TO AVOID A FASHION DISASTER IN DONEGAL HEATWAVE was last modified: July 8th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Evolveletterkennymenswearsummer tipslast_img read more

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VOMITING BUG FORCES VISITS BAN AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL

first_imgVISITORS have been banned today from parts of Letterkenny General Hospital.The HSE says there is an increased incidence of diarrhoea or vomiting on Surgical 1 and Medical 3 Wards.“To help curtail the spread of this, Letterkenny General Hospital is curtailing visiting in these two wards from today; the wards affected are Medical 3 and Surgical 1,” said a HSE spokeswoman.“We also ask people not to come to visit patients at any time if you currently have diarrhoea or vomiting or if you had diarrhoea or vomiting in the last two days or if anyone in your household had diarrhoea or vomiting in the last two days. “In addition we ask that you please do not bring children to visit the hospital unless absolutely necessary.”The HSE says all “appropriate infection control measures” are being taken to deal with the situation at the hospital at the moment and the visiting restrictions will remain in place until the wards are free from the outbreak.“We are appealing to the public not to bring children to the hospital and to adhere strictly to visiting restrictions and hygiene guidelines,” added the spokeswoman.General advice for visitors:People who are unwell or have vomiting or diarrhoea, or have had vomiting or diarrhoea in the last two days, should not visit the hospital.Children should not be brought to the hospital.Visitors will not be allowed to visit Medical 3 or Surgical 1 wards unless there is an exceptional need; this will have to be agreed with the Clinical Nurse Manager.Only essential visits should be made to the other wards in the hospital and should be confined to one person at a time.Visitors should refrain from moving from one section of the hospital to another and should avoid canteens and any other food dispensing areas.Visitors should wash their hands thoroughly before entering or leaving the inpatient area, or after a visit to the toilet.Those with a serious illness should not visit the hospital, as they may be more likely to get sick if they come in contact with the virus.People who have symptoms such as ‘upset tummy’ should not attend the hospital but contact their GP in the first instance if they have serious concerns. Letterkenny General Hospital wishes to thank patients and the public for their cooperation and apologise for any inconvenience caused.VOMITING BUG FORCES VISITS BAN AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL was last modified: December 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:VOMITING BUG FORCES VISITS BAN AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITALlast_img read more

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Bul FC JT stun KCCA SA to win 2019 FUFA Juniors league

first_img Tags: BUL FC JTFUFA Juniors LeagueKCCA FC SASadat Anaku BUL FC JT players celebrate winning the Juniors League on Saturday. (PHOTOS/FUFA)FUFA Juniors League 2019 (U19)BUL FC JT 3-0 KCCA FC SAFUFA Technical Center, Njeru Saturday, 29-06-2019BUL FC Junior Team were on Saturday, June 29th, crowned the 2018/2019 FUFA Juniors League champions after defeating KCCA FC Soccer Academy 3-0.In the final played at FUFA Techanical Center in Njeru, Reagan Kalyowa scored a brace in the before Deo Sentongo added the third to hand the Jinja based side their maiden title.As Bul celebrated their win, it was tears once again for KCCA as they lost their third successive final.Jackson Magera’s side lost to Vipers last season and also did likewise in 2016, falling to Soana (Tooro United) FC JT.BUL FC JT dominated both halves creating the best chances in the match that was attended by quite a good number of fans.For KCCA, despite having Juniors’ League all time goal scorer-Sadat Anaku, in their ranks, they looked a shadow of the side that blew out opposition throughout the regular season.Anaku is the record FUFA Juniors League top scorer.Oketch Simon of BUL FC JT who managed 13 goals this season, was named the Most Valuable Player for 2018/2019 season.Oketch joins Sekyanzi Faizo (2015), KCCA FC’s Allan Okello (2015/2016) and Avan Asaba (2016/ 2017), and Vipers SC JT’s Moses Bakkabulindi ( 2017/2018) as the previous winners of the accolade.BUL FC JT goalkeeper Bewayo Isaac was named the best goalkeeper. He conceded only 13 goals.To get to the final, KCCA FC SA finished top of Treble Group with 67 points and while BUL FC JT ended at the top of Hat-Trick Group with 56 points.How both teams started on the dayKCCA FC SAJoram Nsubuga (GK), Justin Opiro, Ibrahim Juma, Denis Kato, Musa Ramathan, Joseph Kafumbe, Gerald Kawooya, Nicholas Luzige, Sunday Opio, Sadat Anaku, Joseph Bukenya KiizaBUL FC JTIsaac Bewayo (GK), Marvin Ssemujju, Hillary Onek, Herbert Onyango, William Isabirye, Christ Odongo, Reagan Kalyowa, Deo Sentongo, Hamis Diego, Simon Oketch, Martin ApremAwardsChampions: BUL FC JTRunners-up: KCCA FC SAMVP: Simon Oketch (BUL FC JT)Golden Glove: Isaac Bewayo (BUL FC JT)Fair Play Award: Paidha Black Angles FC JTPrevious winners:2015: Kampala Junior Team2015/2016: Vipers SC JT2016/2017: Soana FC JT2017/2018: Vipers SC JT2018/2019: BUL FC JTPrevious top scorers2015/2016: Tibita Hamis (BUL FC) – 9 goals2016/2017: Sadat Anaku (KCCA FC SA) – 27 goals2017/2018: Sadat Anaku (KCCA FC SA) – 26 goals2018/2019: Sadat Anaku (KCCA FC SA) – 31 goalsPrevious MVPs2015: Sekynzi Faizo (St. Mary’s Heritage Nabweru)2015/2016: Allan Okello (KCCA FC SA)2016/2017: Asaba Ivan (KCCA FC SA)2017/2018: Bakkabulindi Moses (Vipers SC JT)2018/2019: Oketch Simon (BUL FC JT)Comments last_img read more

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South Africa plans memorial to banished chieftainess

first_img28 August 2015A memorial site in honour of the first African woman to be banished by the apartheid regime would be unveiled on 31 August at the Bakone Traditional Council in Limpopo, announced the Department of Arts and Culture.In partnership with the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA), a burial and memorial site will be created in honour of the late chieftainess, Makwena Matlala, to mark her contribution to the apartheid struggle.The theme for the event is “Remembering the forgotten, honouring victims of political banishment in South Africa”.Arts and Culture Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi said banishment was one of many methods used by the colonial and apartheid governments to silence opponents who were opposed to their policies under the Bantu Authorities Act in 1951.“Given her prominence as the first known African woman to be banished by the apartheid regime, unveiling and commemoration of the burial and memorial site of this unsung heroine is a fitting tribute as it culminates Women’s Month,” Mabudafhasi said.Matlala’s fightAs chieftainess, Matlala refused to accept the government’s policies. In response, in 1949, the Native Affairs Department deposed her.“The actual [banishment] order of 7 March 1950 accused Matlala of causing ‘dispute and friction’, of refusing to stop her ‘agitation’, of being ‘a cause of internal unrest,’” explains South African History Online.“It stated her ‘presence in the area (was) inimical to the peace, order and good government of the Natives’ and that it was ‘in the general public interest’ that she should be banished.”She was banished to Temba in Hammanskraal, in what is today Gauteng, then to King William’s Town in Eastern Cape. Upon hearing the news, she stated: “I, Makwena, will not go and stay in a house that I did not build, a house that I did not labour on. and I will not leave my own house. Above all I do not intend to move from my home, as I have never been out of Matlala’s Reserve before.”In 1962, anti-apartheid activist Helen Joseph visited Matlala in King William’s Town and described her as a “heavily built but erect” woman who “bore herself with dignity”. She was “still a chieftainess despite her simple clothing and her life of ‘poverty’ in a ‘scantily furnished tiny room’”, notes South Africa History Online.“Her banishment sparked a revolt among other local people,” said the Department of Arts and Culture. “Subsequently, the apartheid government removed and banished over 50 people who were identified as supporters of Matlala in an attempt to quell the rising tide of discontent.”She and her son, the chief-elect, were permitted to return in 1965 and her banishment order was withdrawn on 9 February 1966.Source: SAnews.gov and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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