LOCAL A Gupta family associate, Iqbal Sharma, and 16 accused which include officials from the Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development are set to appear at the Bloemfontein High Court on Friday for a pre-trial hearing. They are facing fraud, corruption, and money laundering charges amounting to R25[…]
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule was released on bail of R200,000 after he made his first appearance in a packed Bloemfontein magistrate’s court on Friday to face charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering. Magashule’s advocate, Laurance Hodes SC, brought an application for his release on bail after he had presented[…]
Police Minister Bheki Cele has demanded the arrested of those responsible for the torching of a police vehicle at Senekal in the Free State. About 100 people stormed the local magistrate’s court where Sekwetje Mahlamba and Sekola Matlaletsa appeared briefly in connection with the murder of farm manager, Brendin Horner.[…]
Seven suspects linked to the multi-million-rand Free State asbestos saga will appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrates’ Court on Friday. The Hawks arrested six suspects on Wednesday. The seventh suspect handed himself to the Hawks in Richards Bay on Thursday afternoon. The seven are linked to a 2014 fraudulent R255 million[…]
Both condemnation and condolences have poured in this week after Johannes Mazibuko – an elderly “emerging farmer” – was reportedly attacked by a gang of six at his property in Frankfort, Free State. This latest farm murder case has sparked anger amongst political representatives in the province. Free State farm[…]
Author Pieter-Louis Myburgh says he started conducting detailed research on the dealings of African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General and former Free State Premier Ace Magashule while working as a journalist. He says one of the things that raised his interest was the wealth of Magashule’s daughter. He was speaking at the launch of his[…]
The Hawks would not be drawn on if Duduzane Zuma is a person of interest or if a warrant has been issued for his arrest. “The only person we spoke about was Ajay [Gupta]. Now people want to know what is happening within our investigations. We can’t talk about those[…]
The small Free State road next to the railway line is lined with police vehicles‚ ambulances and fire trucks‚ a police cordon separating stranded passengers from the burnt out and mangled wreckage of eight train carriages piled over the tracks. A small child is taken from one of at least[…]
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