The year that was in headlines

2018-12-20 06:00
Quadruplets mother Inga Mafenuka, sitting, with Bubele and Buchule in her arms. Standing behind her from left, are Matron Andre Jacobs, MEC for Health, NomaFrench Mbombo with Bungcwele) and Pediatrician Lunga Mfingwana, with Bunolo and Dr Hasieena Hassan. PHOTOS: UNATHI OBOSE

Quadruplets mother Inga Mafenuka, sitting, with Bubele and Buchule in her arms. Standing behind her from left, are Matron Andre Jacobs, MEC for Health, NomaFrench Mbombo with Bungcwele) and Pediatrician Lunga Mfingwana, with Bunolo and Dr Hasieena Hassan. PHOTOS: UNATHI OBOSE

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As it is the last edition of City Vision for the year, we look back to some of the stories that caught our readers’ attention in 2018.

Who will forget Inga Mafenuka(22) who made headlines after giving birth to a gang of bubbly quadruplets at Tygerburg Hospital in July this year.; She is from C Section in Site C.

Her quads were delivered through the caesarean section.

She named her happy brood Buchule, Bunolo, Bubele and Bungcwele. When they were born they weighed 1,2 kg, 1,01 kg, 0,9 kg and 0,8 kg respectively. The headline: “Quad birth a treat for Site C girl.” Made for spirited reading.

Earlier this year, taxi operators were in the media spotlight again for all the wrong reasons, after fighting broke out over operating routes from the Langa taxi rank.

About two taxi operators were shot and killed and nine commuters were injured during the violence in March this year. The reason for the shooting was that Cata members were fighting over the Langa-Athlone route. Our headline: “Taxi violence erupts over lucrative route.” attracted a lot of curious reading.

The family of a slain police officer Constable Siyamcela Ncipa was left devastated and made an appeal to the community to help catch his killers so the law can take its course.

The headline: “Hunt is on for the cop-slayers.” communicated this effectively.

Constable Ncipa (37) from Site B was based at the Mowbray police station for nine years was, gunned down outside a friend’s house on the early morning of August,18, 2018 in the area. He left behind his wife and three children.

Nokhawulezile Jadi celebrated her 100 years birthday in May at the Holy Baptism Church in Zion at Siyanyanzela in Brown’s Farm. She was born on 30 January 1918 and was blessed with 12 children, of which only five remain now, and has 26 grand-children and 29 great grandchildren. The headline: “Centurion celebrates; no house.” left many readers with mixed feelings.

“Langa designers in on the loop with crafty works of their art,” was our heading for a story about young artist, who were appealing to the community to donate recycling material in order to assist in their craft. Some of the artworks included beads, bags, denim jackets and wire works.

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