May 29, 2017

Maluti-A-Phofung turns to God to end women abuse


Religious leaders and community members from Maluti-A-Phofung Local Municipality yesterday gathered at Phuthditjhaba Multipurpose Hall to seek solutions to the continued rise in cases of women and child abuse across the province. The leaders also called on God to instil some consciousness in men, who in most cases are the perpetrators of violence, so that they stop the abuse. The prayer coincided with Africa Day celebrations across the continent. Maluti-A-Phofung in the eastern Free State is among the hardest hit areas battling cases of women and child killings, sparking a public outcry. A member of the mayoral committee responsible for…

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‘No free lawyers for perpetrators of violent crimes’


Acting Free State Premier Mathabo Leeto on Monday led hundreds of women at the Frikkie Meyer Hall in Welkom to call for stiffer sentences for people convicted of violent crimes. The women gathered for a prayer session seeking divine intervention against the increasing atrocities directed at women and children across the country in recent weeks. They also called on government to deny free legal representation for people accused of abusing women and other violent crimes. Leeto who is the provincial MEC for sport, arts and culture, challenged women to be on the forefront of robust discussions ahead of the ANC…

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Council acts as vendors swamp streets


“Of course, the municipality is committed to facilitating the growth of the sector, but it has to be done in an orderly manner . . .” The Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality (MMM) plans to erect stalls for vendors in a bid to regulate the proliferation of illegal vending which has seen many unlicensed vendors operating in inhabitable areas. This was disclosed by MMM spokesperson Qondile Khedama, who acknowledged the challenge posed by the mushrooming of vendors in certain parts of the city. The city, which is an economic and cultural hub of the province, has over the years experienced an uncontrolled…

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