January 17, 2019


Bedroom grave killer jailed

A man who killed his girlfriend and buried her body in a shallow grave in his bedroom has been sentenced to 10 years in jail by the Wesselsbron Magistrate Court in the Free State. Maditaba Setsetse was found dead by police when they went to search for her at her boyfriend’s shack in Virginia after relatives had reported her missing. The relatives told police they believed the boyfriend, Siyabonga Mbharu, 29, had something to do with her disappearance. The incident happened in May last year and the matter had been dragging through courts since then. The conviction and sentencing of…

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SACP withdrawal could worsen ANC ties

The South African Community Party (SACP)’s decision this week to cut ties with the ruling ANC and subsequent public tiffs between the political buddies could further sour relations and set the two on a debilitating and excruciating coalition course. ANC provincial secretary William Bulwane said the decision by the SACP to withdraw itself from the alliance was wrong, calling for internal discussions to resolve any difference between the two. He said, “Disintegration is not a solution, moreover so when there was reason why we came together in the first place. This is not the way to go about things.” Bulwane…

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Mangaung mayor dismisses coalitions


Those pursuing coalitions are hypocritical as they cannot sustain their promises for better services. They want to blame their shortcomings on others . . .  Mangaung Metro executive mayor Olly Mlamleli says coalitions do not really serve the interests of the people but are a mere political grandstanding pursued by the opposition to gain popularity. Delivering her budget speech in Bloemfontein on Wednesday, Mlamleli said people should not be fooled by the opposition when it promises improved services under a coalition because most of those partnerships do not work. She acknowledged that local government was going through a difficult period…

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