May 23, 2017

‘Hani led comrades underground’

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Premier pays tribute to the fallen SA Communist Leader, Chris Hani, who was gunned down by white extremists back in 1993 … The late secretary general of the South African Communist Party, Chris Thembelihle Hani, was an esteemed organizer, a selfless cadre and a volunteer of the people. This was the short description given by the Premier of the Free State, Ace Magashule, during an occasion to commemorate the death of Hani at the hands of racist ultra-right wingers in Boksburg, Gauteng province back in 1993. Magashule said Hani, who was also the chief of staff of the Umkhonto We…

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Water woes a thing of the past in Qwaqwa

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Residents in Qwaqwa are now easily accessing adequate clean running water following the intervention of the National Department of Water and Sanitation last month. The residents had been relying on water distributed by tankers every day until the Maluti-A- Phofung Municipality approached the department for assistance. The department brought in resources and skilled employees to address the problem of water scarcity in the town, largely caused by aging infrastructure and a poor network system. Despite the heavy rainfall received in recent months, leakages and regular bursting of pipes and poor connections ensured some areas continued to experience water shortages. Faced…

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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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