Land invasions: Mayor meets illegal occupants

Mangaung Executive Mayor, Thabo Manyoni on Tuesday met with representatives of the community of Botshabelo regarding illegal land occupation and invasion.

A portion of Botshabelo section H was not properly allocated to residents. Manyoni said the land invasion was against … Read the rest

White boy saves drowing man while black lifeguards look on

The girlfriend of a man who suffered a near drowning at Bloemfontein’s Maselspoort Resort yesterday says if it wasn’t for a heroic matric at the scene, her boyfriend would be dead.

The woman, who has requested to remain anonymous, says … Read the rest

Free State coup suspect agrees to a plea bargain

One of the accused in a rightwing coup plot case has agreed to a plea bargain, the Bloemfontein High Court heard on Wednesday.

During the appearance of Mark Trollip, 48, and Johan Hendrik Prinsloo, 49, prosecutor Torie Pretorius read the … Read the rest

E-toll on its way after Zuma signs act into law

President Jacob Zuma has signed into law the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill — paving the way for e-tolling, the presidency said on Wednesday.

“The president… has, in terms of Section 84 (2) of the Constitution of the … Read the rest

Afrikaner activist Hein Boonzaaier walks free as state withdraws charges

Mr. Hein Boonzaaier, one of the accused in the so-called “Bloemfontein 4 terrorism case” has just walked free from the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court, with the state withdrawing all charges against him. After eight months of investigations, the state could not … Read the rest

S. African child porn ring: more people investigated

childporn-genericPolice are investigating another 44 people with possible links to an international child pornography ring, and have obtained at least 30 search warrants so far, a spokesman said on Friday.

“We did an investigation on 50 suspects… we then obtained … Read the rest

Young black man stabbed to death in Bloemfontein

knife_murderA 19-year-old man was stabbed to death in Bloemfontein, Free State police said on Monday.

Zenzile Nqolo and Thabang Mohata were attacked by a group of men, who demanded their cellphones and wallets, when they left a local tavern on … Read the rest

Martin Keevy ‘not fit to stand trial’ in treason case

One of four rightwingers accused of plotting to murder senior ANC leaders is not fit to stand trial, his lawyer said on Friday.

Martin Keevy, 49, of Bloemfontein appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on charges of treason and conspiracy … Read the rest

South African cabinet denounces ‘recent acts of racism’

Recent acts of racism in the country should be strongly condemned, Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane said on Thursday.

In a statement following Wednesday’s fortnightly Cabinet meeting, Chabane said this should especially be stamped out in school classrooms.

“There … Read the rest

Zuma victory is in the bag

President Jacob Zuma’s supporters should focus on life after Mangaung because his victory at the ANC national conference was “sealed”, Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini boldly claimed in Durban on Sunday.

“It is obvious that Zuma will win at Mangaung. This … Read the rest

Alyssa Botha (13)’s killer was member of secret ANC militia, released by police

Earlier today PRAAG reported on its Afrikaans website about a secret ANC youth militia being trained at South African military bases and deployed in black squatter camps. This afternoon it came to late that the murder last week on 13-year … Read the rest

South African male nurse raped cancer patient

A male nurse who allegedly raped a terminally ill cancer patient in a Bloemfontein hospital will appear in the city’s magistrate court on Tuesday.

Last month, the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court postponed the matter for a final decision from the provincial … Read the rest