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Profile: Collins Chabane

The Presidency
12 May 2009

Official biography of the minister in the presidency in charge of performance management, monitoring and administration

Minister in the Presidency Mr. Ohm Collins Chabane

Ohm Collins Chabane was born on the 15th of April 1960 at Xikundu Village, Limpopo Province. He joined the ANC underground activities at an early age of Seventeen (17) and went to exile in May 1980. In 1984 he was arrested and served a term in Robben Island. On his release in 1990, he continued to serve the ANC in the then Northern Transvaal as the Provincial Secretary until 1998. He was also instrumental in the re-establishment of the ANC structures in the Province.  As the Provincial Secretary he also served in the following provincial sub-committees:

  • Provincial Working Committee,
  • Chair of the Provincial Disciplinary Committee
  • Chair of the Political Committee
  • Member of the Provincial Constitutional Committee
  • Provincial ETC
  • Member of the Political Education.

At the level of Limpopo Legislature, he is serving as a member of the Rules Committee, the Legislature Board and the Internal Arrangement Committee.

After the 1994 elections, he was elected to serve as an MP in the National Assembly where he participated in the following committees:

  • Constitutional and Management Committees: Constitutional Assembly,
  • Joint Committee on Defence and Intelligence,
  • Standing Committee: Finance, Minerals and Energy Affairs

In 1997 he was re-deployed back to Limpopo Province and was appointed MEC in Premier Ngoako Ramatlhodi's Office. In 1998 he was appointed MEC for the department of Public Works and leader of government business in the Legislature. One of the highlight of his tenure in Public Works was the establishment of the Road Agency, which was the first institution of its kind to be established in South Africa. Through this institution, the department managed to fast track the upgrading of roads in the province. He also established "Gungu Lashu", a labour intensive road construction programme - a nucleus of the current EPWP programme. The department went on to win the following awards under his leadership: Platinum, Silver and Gold for Best Service Awards as well as won the award for the EPWP programme..

In 2005 he was appointed as MEC for Economic Development, Environment & Tourism. This is the Department which is charged with the responsibility of driving the Provincial economy. During his tenure in the department he embarked on an international awareness programme on economic opportunities in trade and investment in the tourism, mining agribusiness sector with special emphasizes on Doing Business with SADC countries and Africa broadly as well as with the international business communities. A number of Service level agreements were signed with CPI in Mozambique, SIPA in Swaziland, Bedia in Botswana, SOFI in Switzerland, SANC for the South African Netherlands Chamber of Business, JETRO in Japan and with IJM in Malaysia (a capacitation programme for graduates). A tourism agreement co-operation agreement was signed with Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia. Negotiations to sign Service Level Agreements with Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe are still underway.

Importantly, through his assistance, a R15million water purification project has been realized. This project, 3D Water Purification Project, a Joint venture (JV) between a Limpopo based company and a Dutch Company, is viewed as a pilot project which the Limpopo Provincial government would like to duplicate in other municipalities upon its completion.

In December 2007, the ANC held its 52nd National Congress in Polokwane, Limpopo Province where he was re-elected into the NEC. He serves in the following ANC National Executive sub-committees:

  • National Working Committee
  • Constitutional Affairs Sub-Committee (Chairperson)
  • NEC Deployee to Gauteng (Convenor)
  • Transitional Task Team (Convenor)
  • National Deployment Committee
  • Economic Transformation Sub-Committee
  • Social Transformation Sub-Committee
  • International Relations Sub-Committee
  • National Disciplinary Sub-Committee

Ohm Collins Chabane is a former Chancellor of Mbulaheni Ramaano Training College in the Vhembe District. He holds a Diploma in Leadership and Management from the Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership under the University of the Limpopo and a Diploma in Management from Esomi in Arusha, Tanzania.

On 11 April 2009 he was sworn in as Minister in The Presidency in charge of Performance Management and Monitoring and Administration.

Issued by The Presidency, May 12 2009

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xikundu
yha been brave is difficult but me c chabane is my hero

by nkateko golele on May 28 2009, 19:52
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LONG WALK TO THE HIGHEST OFFICE
First of all, I would love to acknowledge the effort potrayed by Cde Chabene, Being raised from a profound rural area of Malamulele, Shikundu in particular made him to be the person whom he is today. As one of essential ANC leaders, he never sold out . .more

by THEMBHY MSISINYANE HLUNGWANI on June 09 2009, 17:40
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collins chavani
HANYUNGUBYA HI N'WINA KWALA EHANSI KA NTSHAVA YA MAYIMA-YOXE,mina dziri chavani a chaviwi sweswi a nga muchaviseki

by MALULEKE M.E on June 17 2009, 20:40
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Success is what is in he heart
Like all people commented,i wont. I'd rather thank the LORD for portraying himself.You've always given me courage, all of us.And no i know what i want because of you.Thanx to u

by vutivi hlungwani on August 15 2009, 19:39
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Your Heart
On behalf of the people of Xikundu, I just like to say thank you very much for putting our small village on the map, as i have been told that my success is in my heart, i do believe that your success is also in your heart, your heart is the only thing . .more

by Mashele Gift (Homu) on August 18 2009, 23:14
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sucess is what u are
u are our hero Mr C Chabani,wish u all the best in u're long walk

by gertrude mkhabele on August 26 2009, 12:45
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XIKUNDU
HATI NYUNGUBYISA HI NWINA MR CHAVANI HOSI AYIMI HLAYISI MITIRO YA NWINA YA VULAVULA HIPELA VIVA XIKUNDU VIVA!

by HOSI TOVEY on October 08 2009, 13:38
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MAKHELWANA
GOD BLESS U MR OHM CHABANI HIRI KHOMISANI SWESWO KUVULA KA PETER NA BOTI READY !

by VONI MAHUNGU on October 08 2009, 13:40
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congratulation
ha mi khesisa mr chabane,ntsena mi nga hi rivali na hi na vu hala swihlahleni.

by mapindane on November 20 2009, 11:49
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Wishing best term in office
We are proud of you Mr Chabane, you deserved to be who you are, you paved a way for us to Local and International politics. Wishing you the best term in office. Hi ta landza mikondzo ya tinghwazi.

by Vutomi Maluleke(xikundu location) on November 20 2009, 14:42
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Mr Chabane ur a hero indeed
Mr chabane i personally want 2 congratulate u in ur new job ur a hero indeed, bt il b glad if u cn help malamulele 2 get its own municipality.bcoz under thulamela we are receiving no service .

by Tsunduka Maluleke on December 28 2009, 15:46
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success
It's not about the background. The heart, attitude, passion, focus and ambition is what we need in our country. You showed us that nothing is impossible. You are a breakthrough that inspires youngstars. The promise from us is, "YOUR LEGACY INTRODUCTION . .more

by Vutivi on January 15 2010, 14:31
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Being proud of dr c.chavani
I apreciat hvn u omo collins chabane,u realy make us proud,it is unusual to have u in our community of xikundu xifaxani village,we are giving u a nobel name(DR c.chavani) hiku mixixima michaviseki chavani,have agud leadership to lift up the country RSA

by MATIMBA THEO'LEOH NTAKA(MZUKWANE) on January 25 2010, 08:41
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Being proud of dr c.chavani
I apreciat hvn u omo collins chabane,u realy make us proud,it is unusual to have u in our community of xikundu xifaxani village,we are giving u a nobel name(DR c.chavani) hiku mixixima michaviseki chavani,have agud leadership to lift up the country RSA

by MATIMBA THEO'LEOH NTAKA(MZUKWANE) on January 25 2010, 08:45
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Thanx 2 Mr Chabane
Mr C Chabane ni rhandza mintirho ya nwika position leyi minga ka yona yile henhla ngopfu swakala leswaku yikumi hi munhu wahala makaya yahina.

by Wisani khwatsi (ka mhinga) on January 26 2010, 23:16
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pround to be a tsonga
My minister it feels great to see you under the cabinet of cde president jacob zuma.mr chabane ur making us proud.keep up the good work.viva ANC,by cde Nyiko ANCYL and YCL member,turfllop branch.Amandla!!

by Nyiko Nkuna(ka Majosi) on February 18 2010, 19:21
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Prioritise service delivery
Thanks The Animal for your position there. Now is the time to see the hero from the rural area of Xikundu holding a high position in the cabinet room. Except the fact that i also come from Xikundu Location (Swiyindlwanini), i strongly believe in those who . .more

by Thembi Oswarde Mathonsi on March 01 2010, 22:10
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You can achieve anything that you set your mind to
What an achievement, you are indeed a living proof and a living refferece to the young people of xikundu villages that "indeed anyone can achieve anything that they set their mind to"i wish you all the best in your political career, May you be the next . .more

by Dzunisani Xakani [aka Mahlohlwani] on March 04 2010, 11:30
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PROUD OF YOU
As one from the school of thought you are a gallant and selfless leader indeed. Hoping for a bigger achievement.

by Misiyiwa Shirindi, of Mhinga Zone2 on March 09 2010, 16:19
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hoyo-hoyo
hi khensa xikwembu hi nwina mkhaya.....mi tirho ya nwina ha yi hoyozela

by dumisani abednego golele on March 18 2010, 11:18
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VIVA COMRADE OOM COLLINS VIVA
HITIVA HISTORY YA NWINA OOM COLLINS, ASWITI KOMBA KU SIKU RI NWANA MITA NTSHOVELA MAVELE LAWA YA NGA TA DYIWA HI HINA HINKWENU, XIKWEMBU AXIMI KATEKISI. HINA HIRI KHOMISNI SWESWO NDHAVEZITHA

by XIKUNDU CRISIS COMMITEE BY BIG MOOOZA on April 22 2010, 11:52
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Mikondo ya tinghwazi
You are a good role model to Limpopo youth especially in the remote area like Malamulele. You showed us that the Sky is The Limit no matter when you come from dusty village like Shikundu. Vuya Chavani!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Owen Mathye on April 23 2010, 06:54
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GOOD ROLE MODEL
YOU ARE A GOOD ROLE MODEL TO LIMPOPO.KHOMISANI SWESWO MR CHAVANI MITIRHO YA NWINA YA VULAVULA HA KHESA I TLANGELANI FLOYD KHOSA KUSUKA KWALA KA XIKUNDU A SASELAMANI. INKOMU.

by TLANGELANI FLOYD KHOSA on April 30 2010, 20:38
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proudly shangaan, Mun'wanati hi yexe.
I feel very proud 4 considering Mchaviseki venturing such a huge role in the presidency. U really know what it takes in leadership n what is best 4 ur polical perspective n that has been proven by our eager, enthusiasm, loyalty, perseverance and free will . .more

by Tsundzuka Freeman Maluleke on May 13 2010, 16:00
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KHOMISANI SWESWO OOM CHAVANI
HINA HIRI MITIRO YAVULAVULA HAMIKHENSISA KUHUMELELA KANWINA IKU HUMELELA KA HINA

by Jaftha maluleke @ WAKA XIKUNDU on May 21 2010, 10:45
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HOYO-HOYO MUCHAVISEKI
Ndzi wu n'wana wa lava va ti nyungubyisaka hi kwalaho ka ku humele ka nwina, Laha hi famba ka kona a hi chavi nchumu hi kwalaho ka leswi nwina mi nga hi rhangela, tiko ra ka Xikundu i ri nwana ra matiko lama nga tibukwini ta matimu hi kwalaho ka . .more

by Amu Nkombyane (Mcinyi wa Chakala, wa xinyela babeni) on June 19 2010, 11:11
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Ha nyungubya.
Na wena Shikundu a wu ntsongo exihlaleni xa Afrika,hikokwalaho murhangeri Dokodela Colins Chabani u tswariwile eka wena muganga wa ka Xifaxani-na mina na tinyungubyisa hi vurhangeri bya n'wina,Oom Chabani.

by Jefrey 'Mthombho' Maluleke on July 02 2010, 19:08
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You are a great leader
A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion not position.We have seen that in you while you were still in Limpopo Legislature.From the pit to the throne.God bless you Oom Chabane.

by Pastor Gee on July 13 2010, 12:04
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Son of thembani makaukau
Changaria@hotmail.com help collins/chabane

by Tshepo makaukau on August 10 2010, 18:19
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hoyo-hoyo mun'wanati
hosi a yi miengeteleli masiku ya ku hanya,mi hanyela afrika-dzonga wa hina.i ngi mi nga va mupurisidente wo sungula ku huma hala n'wa-lungwini wa tiko ra hina.

by xihlamariso wa ka mavikane jacob zuma anc branch on August 16 2010, 10:47
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Mova nhenha haku nene
Mova nhenha ha kunene Tatani Chabani, hi ti nyungubyisa hi nwina tani hi matsonga machangani.

by Tinyiko Mitileni (pfalanomo) on October 01 2010, 09:03
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ndavezita chavani ndza losa
ndzitwa ndzi taleliwa hi ntsako lowu kulu loko ni vona mutsonga ari eka xitulu lexi minga ka xona,niku hakunene ka mina jaha raka maswanganye mi byali mbewu leyinene ndzi lava ku fika laha minga fika kona

by vongani on October 27 2010, 14:46
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Hoyohoyo!!!
Na mina ndzi lava ku kandziya laha van'wana va kandziyeke kona ndzi ku "hoyohoyo ku suka aGumbani!" Loko mo fikelela ka xitulu xa vupresidente swi nga tsakisa. Ndza tshemba ma ti tiva ta ka Malamulele se ndzi nge ti khumbi. Swilo swo tanihi leswi swi ta . .more

by Musa Baloyi on November 12 2010, 18:23
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HAMINA VELA
HOYOHOYO MR COLLINS CHABANI LE KA XIKUNDU NA HINA HINA NWINA HALA KA HLANIKI MATINYUNGU BYISA HI NWINA. SHARLOT MASWANGANYI

by SHARLOT on November 28 2010, 19:59
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Ha khensa
Muchaviseki Chabane hi ti twa hi ri vanhu lavakulukumba swinene hinkwako lomu hi fambaku kona hikokwalaho ka nwina ,a swi ve tano Xikwembu xi mi hlayisa .

by Musa on January 26 2011, 16:30
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ANC members
lets colaborate and empower ourselfs comrads

by madimetja on February 05 2011, 11:56
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ANC members
lets colaborate and empower ourselfs comrads

by by madimetja orig frm Limpopo Ga-masheshane Kalkspruit on February 05 2011, 11:58
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Help
Help! mr colins son of thembani makaukau ntwanie@ovi.com

by Ntwanano makaukau on April 12 2011, 15:13
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Proude of u mr c chabane
Hi khensa ntirho wa nwina wa vulavula eka hina lava ntsongo

by Ntsako masia ka matiyani on April 23 2011, 23:27
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Vuya Chavani
Ha mi khensisa Chavani

by Boti Mighty vaka Ncindhani on June 28 2011, 13:57
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well done Cde
you are the correctors of the incorrect corrections incorrectly corrected by incorrect correctors. viva chavani viva

by Cde setfree (Saselamani) on July 13 2011, 11:38
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*Ha nyungubya hi wena mchaviseki*
Tiko ra Afrika Dzonga rati nyungubyisa hi n'wina mchaviseki.loko ari hina vaaka tiko raka xikundu hiri hoyo hoyo kuva mi hl0mukini laha atikweni ra hina miya yimela tiko hinkwarhu a h0fisini ya cde Jac0b Zuma.h0yo hoyo Mr C.Chavani

by Ntlhari Babane on July 18 2011, 17:43
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Hoyo hoyo
Hi navela ku tiyisela na ku tinyeketela ka nwina Tatana Chabane. I wish you a wonderful and successful term. We are following your footsteps... God bless you. Hi navela ku tiyisela na ku tinyeketela ka nwina Tatana Chabane. I wish you a wonderful and . .more

by Dessius Maswanganyi ka ( XIMIXONI ) on July 27 2011, 00:56
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HOYOHOYO MN'WANATI
Ha tlangela ku vona Muxadzi a fikelele leswi a a tsakela ku va swona kusukela evuntsongwanini. kunene laha ku nga na ku navela, ndlela yi kona.
khanimambo!

by Simon Chapu Maluleke on July 28 2011, 15:03
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Donation Mambedi-Valdezia
Ndzi kombela ku khumbiwa hi loy a nga swikotaka ku donata or sponsor vana va xikolo ku ya cape town

by 0836597286 on September 02 2011, 14:51
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KHANIMAMBO
XIKWEMBU A XI MIHLAYISE KU KONDZA TIKO RAKA XIKUNDZU RIHULELELA,HA TINYUNGUBYISA HI NWANA ETIKWENI ,MIFAKILE XIVUMBEKO XA TIKO RA HINA EKA XIYIMO XA KAHLE.VIVA TATANI CHABANI VIVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

by sally ngobeni mabukuti on September 30 2011, 11:02
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GOOD WORK
WE RESPECT YOU MR MINISTER CHAVANI, MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND DONT FORGET US KA XIKUNDU HI LANGUTELE AKA NWINA TATANA CHAVANI, INKOMU

by MATIMBA THEOLEOH NTAKA MUZUKWANI on October 11 2011, 16:30
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ALL BEHIND YOU SIR
WITH THE SERVICE YOU ARE DISTRIBUTING RECENTLY, I ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR POWER AND TELANT THAT YOU ARE SHOWING TO THE COUNTRY, ON BEHALF OF OUR COMMUNITY I WILL SAY DONT 4GET YOUR BACKROUND IS YOU ALWAYS VISIT, YOU HAVE MADE HISTORY, WE CONGRATULATE YOU AS A . .more

by SKELEM PHYSTOS MUZUKWENI on October 11 2011, 16:43
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Delay cost anc 2much
Yes congra mr chabani.l blam your procces where al eyes r on y y delay 2much.how cn y invistigate a person who is on duty,suspend cele 2 restore our ancs pride.de mre y delay de mre people loose hope y r pushng people 2 da.act fast plz

by Liqui mathonsi(saselamani(living jozi on October 13 2011, 21:33
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Anc spit in to two groups
Julius malema he is more powerful than you think he made jz 2 be our president n he can change that com 2012.fine julius malema dnt fire him or he wil be a minister of interna relation come 2012 He wil be apointed by in coming president.use him you wil . .more

by Tinyiko Liqui mathonsi:(saselamani) on October 14 2011, 06:51
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Do not throw mandelas old home away
Why dnt you rebuild mandelas village of birth build nice houses to honour him while he is stil alive.l fill sory for those who protected him know they r nt having a formal shelter what a shame.evin zuma me 4get his roots.stop it.

by Tinyiko liqui mathonsi(salema on October 14 2011, 07:07
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Legacy at home plz
Ther is saselamani studium at salema.why dnt you do something abaut it so your people wil be proud of you.young kids drink beer coz know entertaiment at their comunity.

by Tinyiko liqui on October 14 2011, 14:56
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Hre comes zuma n malemas camp
The out come of the hearing wil determine untiy or devision in the anc.dnt fire juju fine him.

by Liqui mathonsa.salema on November 05 2011, 11:26
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Mr collins chabane
Huy,mr chabane we very much proud of u dn't mind about malema ,malema is a made kid like adesability mind.limpopo as hole they looking after u.but mr chabane lets me say to u don't 4get where u born like malema u see what is happening with him in his . .more

by Godwin shuma on February 08 2012, 20:18
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big achievement
Na tshemba na nwina mi khensa xikwembu kuva ximinyike nkateko lowu,mi endlile matimu hiku tikarhata na kutinyiketela ka nwina ku tirhela rixaka,xikwembu ximi katekisa miya mahlweni

by thom on December 28 2012, 10:58
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NHLUVUKO
YOUR ARE N INSPIRATION TO MOST OF US AS YOUTH,KHOMISANI SWESWO CMRDE.

by EMANUEL MAKHAYA on January 21 2013, 21:01
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viva ohm chavani an xikundu viva
NAMI KHESISA MR C .C KUVA MI ENDLILE MITIRHO LEYO XONGA SWONGASI {KU PFUNA TIKO RA RIKWAVO} MAY GOD HELP U

by ABSHIRE TINYIKO MASHELE on February 26 2013, 15:23
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Ni tsakela ku tlakusiwa ka nwina
Kasi hikokwalaho ka yini risimu ra rixaka ringa include xivenda na xitsonga. loko ni langusa section 6 ya vumbiwa kuna ti ndzimi to hla ya leti ti nga longoloxiwa kambe leti mnbirhi ati kona nipfuneni.

by Matimba Matayi on April 24 2013, 17:03
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we believe in your ledearship
am very much proud of u my leader, ur the only person who introduce road agecy limpopo with the sense to fast track the construction of roads in our province and such had been done with sucess. we can also refraim qaulity road elim to malamulele

by wisani shivambu on June 25 2013, 19:16
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oh the animal
Much more on the work you done I still remember when I was at the primary lavel when
They say , when you are at the bush and you seeperson wearing the qreen cloth are the tolories,they mean you Chabene while you were at the big fight at that time . .more

by meshack rihapfu on October 01 2013, 20:43
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he is a humble man
mr chabane being a humble man you a, u a going t raise high, that is what ive learn from you, we love you

by pauline mkhabela on February 10 2014, 22:43
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KING OF KINGS
Tatana Chabane,Mi hosi ya ti Hosi.I can stand high and be proud to be coming from Xikundu Village,which have produced the King of Kings.As your brother songs says " VUYA CHABANI" mina ni ri 'HOYI-HOYI CHABANE' khomisani sweswo mi yisa tiko ra ka xikundu . .more

by Richard papa Hundzukani penisele on February 21 2014, 16:26
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