April 22, 2018


Man saved from prison term after exposing minor to porn

A Bloemfontein man this week narrowly escaped prison when he received a suspended five-year sentence after being found guilty by the Bloemfontein Regional Court of exposing a minor to pornographic material. Thabiso Joseph Seeco, 32, was arrested on September 27, 2014 after he was accused of showing explicit pornographic material to a boy then aged 10 years old, during a family gathering in Phahameng Township in Bloemfontein with the intention of grooming him for sex. During the five-year period, Seeco is not supposed to commit a crime of similar nature. His name will also be added to the Sexual Offences…

Cop killed by shot fired by colleague

A Cape Town police officer was killed after his colleague apparently discharged his firearm while cleaning it, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) said yesterday. The officer was hit in the chest on Wednesday night and died on the scene, according to Ipid spokesperson Moses Dlamini. He confirmed they were investigating the death and that no arrest had been made. It was understood that the two officers were constables from the SA Police Service’s stabilisation unit. They had been sitting in their vehicle at the Kraaifontein police station around 20:30 when the shot was fired from the passenger seat towards…

Mantsopa water project brings joy to residents

The Department of Water and Sanitation puts a deadline of August for the completion of the much awaited bulk water supply programme Mantwa Mofokeng from Manyatseng is over the moon. The 41 year-old domestic worker in Bloemfontein is delighted that the Mantsopa bulk water supply project that is expected to alleviate the acute shortage of water in the areas of Ladybrand and Manyatseng is nearing completion. The anticipated running of the project in August this year is good news to her ears and thousands of other residents in the two areas who have been grappling with water shortages for years….