Task team to tackle gangsterism and illegal mining in the Free state. Photo: SAPS

Task team to tackle gangsterism and illegal mining in the Free...

A 12 member task team has been unveiled at the Ministerial Imbizo hosted in Welkom. Community members of Thabong in the Free State used...
AfriForum’s Welkom branch places Matjhabeng municipality on terms. Photo: AfriForum

AfriForum’s Welkom branch places Matjhabeng municipality on terms

AfriForum’s Welkom branch placed the Matjhabeng Local Municipality on terms on 15 August 2019, over raw sewage that flows into the backyards of various...
Matjhabeng: From city of gold to city of sewage

Matjhabeng: From city of gold to city of sewage

On 15 August 2019, the FF Plus filed a criminal complaint against the mayor, Mr Nkosenjani Speelman, and the municipal manager, Mr Elias Tsoaeli,...
Farm attack, farmworkers raise alarm, swift response sees one arrest, Lindley

Farm attack, farmworkers raise alarm, swift response sees one arrest, Lindley

A farm attack took place on 13 August 2019, in Lindley, Free State province. Five attackers attacked and broke into a farmhouse to steal...
Kidnapping and murder of police official and civilian, 4 arrested

Kidnapping and murder of police official and civilian, 4 arrested

A joint operation by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit, Crime Intelligence and TRT has led to the arrest of four suspects following...
Farm attack, woman assaulted, firearms and vehicle robbed, Verkeerdevlei

Farm attack, woman assaulted, firearms and vehicle robbed, Verkeerdevlei

A farm attack took place on 11 August 2019, between Bloemfontein en Ventersburg, in Verkeerdevlei, Free State province. A woman who was alone was...

Man killed in alleged hit-and-run near Parys

A man, believed to be in his 30s, was killed on Sunday night in an alleged hit-and-run on Vanderbijl Road, approximately 1km from the...
Farm attack: Attacker dies, others injured as robbed farmers bakkie rolls, Oranjeville

Farm attack: Attacker dies, others injured as robbed farmers bakkie rolls,...

Rural safety is falling short in the Free State as well as in the rest of the country. Farmers are being hunted and that...
Free State Hawks arrest police official for attempted murder, robbery

Free State Hawks arrest police official for attempted murder, robbery

The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime investigation team has arrested 38 year old Sergeant, Jani Elvis Mofokeng for alleged attempted murder on Wednesday 31 July...
Suspect arrested for attempting to sell RDP house, Bethlehem

Suspect arrested for attempting to sell RDP house, Bethlehem

A 41 year old suspect is expected to appear at the Bethlehem Magistrate’s Court on 29 July 2019, for allegedly attempting to sell an...
Farm attack, 5 heavily armed attackers assault couple, shoot woman, Viljoenskroon

Farm attack, 5 heavily armed attackers assault couple, shoot woman, Viljoenskroon

A farm attack took place on 26 July 2019, in Viljoenskroon, Free State province. Five heavily armed suspects attacked a couple on their farm...
Former mayor, CFO and servicer provider arrested, FS municipality

Former mayor, CFO and servicer provider arrested, FS municipality

The Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation unit has arrested a former mayor, Mandla Mamba (49), and two accomplices, Vincent Mkhefa (44), the former Chief Financial...
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