April 26, 2017

Relief as serial murderer is sent away

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They have since 2008 all shared the same indescribable pain and anguish. The pain of losing loved ones in gruesome circumstances can never be erased or pushed to the back of their minds, by the relatives of seven victims that were murdered by Lesotho national Lentsha Molefe found some kind of solace last week. This was after Molefe, 34, was given seven life sentences by the Free State High Court sitting in Phuthaditjhaba last Friday. Soon after the sentencing, the relatives of six women and a three-year old boy who were killed by Molefe at Gedult Farm between 2008 and…

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I’m not going anywhere: Ramaphosa

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“My concern with this one (Pravin Gordhan’s dismissal) is that what triggered it was an intelligence report that he was going to mobilize the world market to turn against South Africa, in particular the president, which is far from the truth. That’s what made me unhappy.” ANC stalwart Cyril Ramaphosa last Friday pulled no punches, vowing he will not bow down to mounting pressure for him to resign over his remarks following a recent cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma. The deputy president was in Bloemfontein to launch the National Strategic Plan on HIV, TB and STIs at Pelonomi Hospital….

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R12 billion for education

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As the MEC of education promises increased effort to promote access to free compulsory primary education in the province… Free State education MEC Tate Makgoe says his department will go all-out to raise the standard of education in the province through intensified compulsory basic education, currently standing at 99 per cent. Makgoe, whose department reclaimed the number one spot in the matric examinations results for the class of 2016, said this effort is in line with their theme of “closing the gap and leaving no child behind.” He informed the house of legislators during his budget speech at the Radsaal…

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