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2 weeks 15 hours ago - 2 weeks 15 hours ago #844179 by mikesack
Two incidents from our sports fraternity where tragically there was a loss of life................on the field.

Parents now burying their children.:(


Tragic! Young SA footballer ‘dies on the pitch’ during game in KZN
A community in KZN is mourning the loss of a talented young footballer on Friday, after Anele Gasa collapsed during a match.


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17-06-2022 05:30
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Anele Gasa, aged 26, collapsed during a fixture on 16/06/2022 – Photo: RUSA / Facebook

Tributes have flooded in for Anele Gasa, after the footballer from KZN died during a match on Thursday afternoon. The 26-year-old collapsed on the pitch, and despite being rushed to hospital, paramedics could do nothing to save him.

RIP ANELE GASA: YOUNG FOOTBALLER FROM KZN DIES DURING GAME
The exact nature of this tragic death is yet to be established. Gasa was pronounced dead at 17:00 on 16 June, by the first responders from Reaction Unit SA (RUSA). The TP United player collapsed while the game was ongoing.

This sparked a huge panic amongst teammates and spectators. His friends got him into the back seat of a Renault Clio, and took him to a medical facility near Trenance Park. Sadly, there was nothing that could be done for Anele Gasa.

His family were giving the heart-breaking news late yesterday evening.


DASH TO HOSPITAL IN VAIN FOR TRAGIC ANELE GASA
RUSA has since issued a statement on the matter, confirming a number of basic details. It has since been revealed that Gasa was from Zwelisha, and the local community must now come to terms with the shocking loss of one of their own.

“Anele Gasa, aged 26, was declared dead on arrival by Paramedics at the Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) Headquarters at 17:00 this afternoon, Thursday 16 June 2022. Gasa collapsed on a soccer field during a match in Trenance Park, KZN.”

“His friends rushed him to the RUSA Base for Medical Assistance. Paramedics found no signs of life and he was declared deceased. His family were informed shortly afterwards. Gasa is a local resident, and played for a local football team called TP United.”

RUSA statement on the death of young KZN footballer
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Maties student, Jessica Matthews (18), collapsed and died during match
A Maties student, the 18-year-old Jessica Matthews, collapsed and died earlier this week during a hockey match in the Western Cape.


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Corné van Zyl
18-06-2022 08:55
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Maties student, Jessica Matthews (18), collapsed and died during match
Maties student, Jessica Matthews (18), collapsed and died during match Photos: Facebook

It is tragic news! A Maties student, the 18-year-old Jessica Matthews, collapsed and died earlier this week during a hockey match in the Western Cape.

THE MATIES STUDENT, JESSICA MATTHEWS DIED ON WEDNESDAY EVENING
The cause of her death is unconfirmed at this stage.

Jessica played as a goalkeeper where she represented Boland at age-group levels at under-16 and under-18.

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“It is with great sadness that Maties Sport has learned of the tragic passing of one of our own. Jessica Matthews, a first-year who was one of our Maties hockey goalkeepers, passed away Wednesday night after collapsing during a practice match. “

“Jessica resided in Somerset West and went to Rhenish School before joining Maties Hockey club, was one of our promising young up and comers who will be missed by the Maties staff and her teammates.”

Jessica was a first-year BA Drama student at Stellenbosch University.

Maties student, Jessica Matthews (18), collapsed and died during match
Maties student, Jessica Matthews (18), collapsed and died during match Photo: Facebook
JESSICA WAS A FIRST-YEAR BA DRAMA STUDENT
Maties Sports Acting Sports Manager for Hockey, Anché Nortje said Jessica will be remembered as a player who always strived to learn more and better herself on the field.

“Her dedication and friendly personality will be dearly missed. The club hasn’t just lost an athlete but also a kind-hearted human being. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.”

Anché Nortje
Sport Management and previous Hockey Sports Manager Reggie Smith said Jessica was a passionate hockey player who seized every opportunity to play and thrived under pressure.

‘SHE ALWAYS SPREAD POSITIVE ENERGY’
” She always spread positive energy with her warm personality and driven attitude.”

Reggie Smith

Meanwhile, Maties Sports Chief Director Ilhaam Groenewald said the news of Jessica’s passing is devastating.

Maties student, Jessica Matthews (18), collapsed and died during match
Maties student, Jessica Matthews (18), collapsed and died during match Photo: Facebook
“I am so saddened that the Matthews family has to lose their daughter at such a young age. May her young and beautiful soul RIP.”

The Playhouse Theatre Somerset West mourned the sudden loss of Jessica.

“Jessica first appeared as Annie in 2014 and has performed in many shows since. Most recently, she starred as Ariel in ‘The Little Mermaid’ in 2021/2 and is a regular face at the Playhouse.

‘SHE WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR HER BEAUTIFUL VOICE AND LITTLE GIGGLE’
“She loved her times at the theatre and will be remembered for her beautiful voice, her little giggle, her support for others, for managing her excellent academics and top class hockey – and for being a great friend.

“With sadness, our hearts go out to her ever-supporting family as well as her fellow cast and crew members.”




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1 week 3 days ago #844426 by Prish007
Wearing of masks and a ban on gathering numbers have been dropped

www.businessinsider.co.za/face-mask-gath...been-repealed-2022-6

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1 week 3 days ago #844428 by Dave Scott
Great news

Hate and could never understand the mask story 😷

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1 week 2 days ago #844440 by Dave Scott
On a more serious note .

Service delivery is now totally out of hand and no end in sight.

Aware the Government take no responsibility to create jobs but jobs can only be created if the infrastructure is in place to encourage investment.
With no power, water and road infrastructure the future looks gloomy and the stolen money from every possible municipality and Government dept would appear gone ........😪

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1 week 2 days ago #844441 by Lionel

Great news

Hate and could never understand the mask story 😷

That's because the mask mandate had nothing to do with COVID.

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6 days 13 hours ago #844692 by Dave Scott
It appears we are moving to level 4 lock down as far as power outages due to illegal strike action 😡🤬

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5 days 19 hours ago #844729 by jim
we just have to face it. zuma and co have stolen this country into oblivion. as we all know you can balance the books and make a plan for so long but when the shit hits the fan there is no escape. rsa is to all intents and purposes a failed state. we are at our credit limits with the international institutions, the state owned entities are bankrupt and have huge state guaranteed debt and the infrastructure required to enable an economic recovery is non existent. all thanks to one man jacob zuma,who in order to protect himself has turned teh entire anc into a bunch of corrupt thieves. we have pinned our hopes on ramaphosa and even he has shown to be suspect, not stealing but breaking the law of the land. its all very well to be happy about the state capture report but there are not enough jails to house all the people implicated.

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5 days 18 hours ago #844739 by mikesack

we just have to face it. zuma and co have stolen this country into oblivion. as we all know you can balance the books and make a plan for so long but when the shit hits the fan there is no escape. rsa is to all intents and purposes a failed state. we are at our credit limits with the international institutions, the state owned entities are bankrupt and have huge state guaranteed debt and the infrastructure required to enable an economic recovery is non existent. all thanks to one man jacob zuma,who in order to protect himself has turned teh entire anc into a bunch of corrupt thieves. we have pinned our hopes on ramaphosa and even he has shown to be suspect, not stealing but breaking the law of the land. its all very well to be happy about the state capture report but there are not enough jails to house all the people implicated.
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How you pinned your hopes on CR knowing he was DP during Zuma rule?He's also implicated in State Capture.
As for Marikana and Robben Isle, that's another one in his list.
And now Farm Gate.

You will see all his appointments
at the state entities follow "due process "with no further action.

His appointment Joe Phala Phala in the Health Dept and associates have labelled the objections to the forced mandates regarding one's health
as coming from" terrorists".

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5 days 15 hours ago #844746 by Sylvester
I find myself more and more at odds with the world at large. From wars in Ukraine to Abortion regulations and Transgender rights. The noise is just deafening. Every value every rule is being challenged at present.

In SA we seem to have more freedoms than most western countries but need to purge this country on the Mafia regime of the ANC. When 13 years old's die at Pubs/Discos, when kids go missing in Sewerage systems. When the CIC hides money in his home like a Hollywood movie and has so much of it that he does bother to report it. We should worry. and we should do anything possible to remove ANC from government.
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4 days 18 hours ago #844784 by Dave Scott
Power outages continue to be a major concern.

I would personally start arresting employees who are taking part in illegal strikes, mind you that should have happened to the management years ago 🤔

It's a sad state of affairs but when Chinese efficiency and brutally takes over these comrades won't know what hit them 😪

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4 days 18 hours ago #844786 by Frodo

Power outages continue to be a major concern.

I would personally start arresting employees who are taking part in illegal strikes, mind you that should have happened to the management years ago 🤔

It's a sad state of affairs but when Chinese efficiency and brutally takes over these comrades won't know what hit them 😪

Unfortunately the police were incapable of arresting most of the looters in July last year - so we should not expect them to be capable to arrest these 'strikers' - even though they are holding the whole country to ransom - what a sad country good old RSA has become :(

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4 days 17 hours ago #844792 by Mac
Just a reminder that power level 6 has 4.5 hour intervals.


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