On Saturday 05/05/18 around 8:00am Cosmo Junction was attacked by armed robbers, with the focal point being the Soccer Shop. Which is a shop known where soccer lovers go place their bets with predictions of the outcome of a specific game. The robbers allegedly opened fire first attacking the security company who collect money from Soccer Shop, as the armed security was making his rounds of collection he was ambushed and shot at. Then one of the robbers turned his gun towards the security guards of Soccer Shop, and when that took place one of the security was shot, but still managed to escape and made his way to moove gym. Where he found refuge until the chaos was over. The criminals are believed to have escaped with a silver bakkie the model and specs of the car were not mentioned they were believed to be 3 robbers. Some people working around junction had their suspicion that it was a pre-planned attack, as it felt odd that the criminals knew what time the money was collected, many possibilities could be given as the case is under investigation
Freedom day which is the ‘27th April commemorates the day in 1994 when the first democratic election was held in South Africa. Today, South Africa celebrates Freedom Day to mark the liberation of our country and its people from a long period of colonialism and White minority domination (Apartheid)’. With this said it is important to state that freedom should not only be for the emancipation from poverty, unemployment and racism but also other forms of discrimination such as sexism. These are some of the on going struggles of today post Apartheid, which show that we still have a long way to rectifying the damages caused by Apartheid. Therefore with this said freedom day should serve as a reminder to be vigilant against corruption and also as a remembrance of how many people died/sacrificed their lives for us to be living in a democratic country and to not let their deaths and sacrifices be in vain. Not only will this long weekend be freedom day but also Workers Day, “also known as Labour Day, and often referred to as May Day, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement which occurs every year on May Day(1st May)
Saturday 21 April 2018 marked a sports and fun day which was held at multipurpose .’’Due to Cosmo City gradually growing and having people finding a gym of their liking and others finding ways to keep fit and in good health such as jogging groups and community walks. This is how we realised that people in Cosmo City love staying in good health and being fit so we (Buhle health club) decided to create an event, where the community of Cosmo City could come participate and keep fit together’ said Vusi Maduna. The ultimate goal of this event was to build awareness on the importance of health and fitness and gradually show that there are many ways to keep fit for those who are unable able to afford gym or live too far from a gym. Today was Cosmo City sports and fun day which will occur every April . Which started with a 5 and 10 km run, followed by indoor activities held inside multipurpose hall, which included Zumba aerobics and Tae bo / kickboxing, and followed by outdoor events: tug of war and egg race just to name a few. “It is important to point out that even the elderly where included in the Cosmo and fun day as well as kids certain activities where created and allocated for the different age groups. The all day event was concluded by soccer and netball tournaments top four teams in each sport competed for fun. This is done so that we can cater to the different needs of the community” Vusi continued. This is also a way to unite the community and get to know the different people of Cosmo City because divided we fall, but united we can make Cosmo City great. It is an example of how good it is to be united as a community with different backgrounds. Buhle health club the creators of the Cosmo Fun Day are located at multipurpose and other sponsors that were involved was Cosmo City Romans Pizza, celltone, chicken licken and the backing of cosmo city chronicle. It is important to support such events because these events motivate you to push yourself and reach a new level of yourself that you never knew you could reach. Not only is it motivational but it is fun and also comes with prizes for participants such as free t shirts.
The event (Cosmo sports and fun day) will be an anual event taking place every April and will be posted on facebook by the Bulhle Health Club based inside multipurpose. For any more information on such events please visit Buhle Health Club at multipurpose.
The Sharpeville massacre was an event which occurred on 21 March 1960, at the police station in the South African township of Sharpeville in Transvaal (today part of Gauteng). After a day of demonstrations against pass laws, a crowd of about 5,000 to 7,000 protesters went to the police station. The South African Police opened fire on the crowd, killing 69 people. There were close to 300 casualties, including children. Many sustained back injuries from being shot as they fled. In present-day South Africa, 21 March is celebrated as a public holiday in honour of human rights and to commemorate the Sharpeville massacre. As we go celebrate human rights day let us remember those who suffered so we can have the freedom and rights that we have today. In this segment of Stokkie le Jojo, they portray the right to vote in their own unique way. The right to vote is a right that every South African Citizen has and is encouraged to exercise.