Screech, screech, bang, bang

Screeching tyres and ‘bang’ is how local cab driver Mamodiela Mooa  described the car accident that happened in Braamfontein  last Sunday evening.  ”

I was in my car reading the Sunday World. Then I heard screeching tyres and BANG,”said Mooa .  A white Volkswagen Polo GTI travelling down De Korte street lost control leaving two cars damaged. There were no fatalities or serious injuries but those involved in the accident were left shaken.

All images by Nokothula Manyathi.


The white VW is seen parked in the middle of a four way intersection on De Korte following its collision with two other vehicles.


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Mamodiela Mooa’s silver blue Toyota Camry sedan, which was parked in front of the Total garage on De Korte street, was dented by the VW which lost control. A tow car company arrived on scene soon after the accident happened.


Bystanders gathered around the Toyota Camry, taking pictures and waiting for the police to arrive.


A black Opal Corsa was also scratched and slightly dented by the VW.

Former Isidingo actor Carl Beukes (wearing orange scarf and brown jacket) who was driving a black Opal Corsa, was also affected by the accident.

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After a 45 minute wait, Hillbrow police arrived on the scene. The three men who’s cars were affected by the accident had to go the police station to file an official statement.


The VW incurred the most damage and had to be towed away to a panel beater.


 Following the accident Wits Vuvuzela was unable to receive an official statement from any of  the affected parties about the events that lead to the accident.


Weekend hotspots in Braam

#Teamvuvu went out to some of the weekend hotspots in Braam, to see where all the fun is. The team of photographers consisted of: Pheladi Sethusa, Nokuthula Manyathi, Shandukani Mulaudzi, Sibusisiwe Nyanda and Nolwazi Majwara.

Lomo walk in the city

Wits Vuvuzela journalist Pheladi Sethusa participated in a photo walk hosted by the Lomography Embassy store in Braamfontein this past weekend.

The idea behind the walk is for participants to hire out a lomography camera for R180, then go out and take photo’s. When you hire a camera you get to keep your film. You could bring your own camera and only pay R150 for the walk.

These are Pheladi’s images as she followed other enthused photographers as they roamed the quiet inner city that morning.



Am I Really

Physical theatre – usually considered the preserve of fit, able-bodied actors – will give disabled actors the chance to show Witsies “how they view themselves and interpret other people’s view of them”, during March. Pictures by: Thule Zwane and Emelia Motsai

Wits beat Crusaders

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by Jay Caboz

The influence of Witsies Demi du Toit and Jaime Martin proved too much for Crusaders B as the pair played a hand in every goal of a 6-4 win on Monday evening at the Fourways Indoor Stadium.

Crusaders made the first move of the game forcing Wits goalkeeper Zimisile Shanghe to make a save over the side line from a difficult angle. Crusaders continued to look dangerous going forward until Wits’ Urselar Lesar successfully snuffed out the threat.

In the 13th minute, du Toit was able to snatch the ball from a Crusader centre link to feed Wits’ Gabriela Garcia, who was left unmarked at top D. The striker calmly slotted the ball in the right of the net to put Wits 1-0 up.

Shanghe was forced into action a final time in the half when Crusaders took a quick free hit towards the goal. She was up for the challenge, ensuring Wits remained in the lead at halftime and kept Wits 1-0 up at the halftime break.

The game exploded in the second half when Martin stole a ball from the Crusaders defence within the first minute. She hit the right hand corner of the board, seconds after making a poor decision that could have won her a penalty corner. Her celebration was well deserved having made the goal from nothing and giving Wits a two goal cushion.

Martin, who was playing a high attacking role, was proving to be a handful for the Crusaders defenders. In the 26th minute, Martin added another to her tally after she deflected a wrong-side penalty corner drag- flick by du Toit.

In the 30th minute, Crusaders’ Yolanda Kruger converted to draw the score line back to 3-1.
Martin then neatly pocketed her hat trick by wrong siding the keeper with a delicately placed shot, rather than her usual powerful efforts from top D, that went into the keepers near side post.

Crusaders’ Kruger took advantage of an off-the-line clearance by du Toit which deflected, with force, off her stick to rebound over Shanghe and into the net. Kruger managed to find the back of the net again, scoring her own hat trick and putting the score at 4-3 to Wits.

Wits went with a decision to exploit the wrong side corner again when du Toit rammed home a drag flick into the top right hand corner.

With five minutes left on the clock Crusaders’ Deslie Lester managed to squeeze in a deflection from top D from a well crossed ball.

Wits kept possession of the ball in the last few minutes, frustrating the Crusaders bench. Martin’s dribbles found space once again at the top of the D and this time she opted to win a penalty corner with some neat stick skills. The wrong-side corner was once again utilised and du Toit obliged with her second goal of the match to put Wits 6-4 ahead and end the game.

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