Elderly man violently assaulted in farm attack

An elderly couple was attacked in their home on the farm in the Reitz area in the Free State on Sunday morning 11 February 2018.

Marius Müller, National Operations Co-ordinator of AfriForum, told Maroela Media on Sunday that a preliminary investigation indicates that three armed robbers attacked the couple at about 05:00.
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Free State dairy project damned in treasury investigation

A controversial R570-million Free State dairy project was riddled with irregularities, investigators for the national treasury have found.

Exclusive material from the investigation shows that the treasury launched a full-scale investigation of the Estina dairy following several Mail & Guardian exposés about it in mid-2013. The reports suggested the deal with Estina – a company without agricultural experience and led by a computer sales manager – flouted treasury rules and was designed to milk provincial government coffers.
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SACP party governs its first municipality – former Sasolburg Municipality

The South African Communist Party (SACP) is in charge of a municipality for the first time, after forming a coalition government with the ANC and three smaller parties in Metsimaholo in the Free State. The party secured the position of mayor on Thursday, in the second council seating following the by-elections last month. Lindiwe Tshongwe […]
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Elderly woman and farm worker attacked, Free State

A 68-year-old female and a male worker were attacked by two armed suspects on Thursday, August 24 on a farm situated in the Clocolan area, Free State. The suspects held both victims at gunpoint before ordering the female to open the safe. The suspects fled in a white Toyota Hilux bakkie. The police and community […]
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Human parts found at traditional healer’s house in Free State

Police officers acting on a tip-off uncovered human parts hidden at a traditional healer’s house in the Free State on Thursday morning. They dug up a human skull next to the door of his consulting room, while a human tongue inside a plastic container was found inside the room, said Ficksburg police spokesperson Captain Phumelelo […]
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Bogus Lawyer causing havoc in the Free State Courts

A bogus lawyer who forged his degree — and possibly a court order confirming his admission as a High Court advocate — is causing havoc in the Free State courts. Mosebetsi Mofokeng was struck off the Pretoria Bar’s roll of advocates a year ago‚ and now judges at the High Court in Bloemfontein have ordered […]
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