November 22, 2017

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Activist young leaders aim to serve

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Free State youth and the disabled in particular, can now approach special programmes coordinators (SOCs) in their respective areas to improve their access to valuable government information and assistance. This announcement was made by the assistant director for youth and disabled matters in the office of Premier Ace Magashule, Lebogang Mongane, during the TNA Media Breakfast Briefing held at the Emoya estate on Tuesday last week. Mongane who hails from Polokwane in Limpopo province is an ex-board member of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA). The visually impaired leader is also an outspoken activist in the ANC youth league in…

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…

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…