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By fstimes On 14 Dec, 2013 At 11:13 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
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Thaba Nchu woman went boozing, leaving her minor kids alone and didn’t even realise raped toddler was missing . . . Martin Makoni, Thaba Nchu THE mother of a three-year-old girl abducted from her home and raped this week faces child negligence charges after it emerged that she allegedly left the toddler unattended at home to […]

By fstimes On 14 Dec, 2013 At 11:40 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
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Thapelo Molebatsi, Bloemfontein THE ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in Free State is set to choose a new leadership by February as it seeks to regain stability in time to help the ruling party’s campaign for national elections expected in the first half of next year. The league’s provincial task team (PTT) convenor, Makalo Mohale, said election […]

By fstimes On 14 Dec, 2013 At 11:44 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
rape complaint misses court

Staff Reporter, Bloemfontein SERIAL rapist and robber Marisela Letlatsa Mochali was this week found guilty on multiple counts of rape, theft, house breaking and robbery and sentenced to life in jail. Mochali  — who at one time was raping a woman every four days during a reign of terror that lasted from November 2011 until his […]

By fstimes On 14 Dec, 2013 At 10:46 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
aids activist flees threats

Thapelo Molebatsi, Bloemfontein HIV and Aids activist and head of Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in the Free State, Sello Mokhalipi, has fled the province fearing for his life after reportedly receiving death threats from unknown people, the Free State Times was told. While it could not be said for certain who is after Mokhalipi’s life or […]

By fstimes On 14 Dec, 2013 At 10:33 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
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Thapelo Molebatsi, Bloemfontein ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has called on youth league members to learn from the generation of the late anti-apartheid struggle icon Nelson Mandela that was radical but still adhered to party discipline and respected their elders. Addressing a crowd of 10 000 people who attended a memorial service for Mandela held on Wednesday […]

By fstimes On 14 Dec, 2013 At 10:37 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
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Martin Makoni and Thapelo Molebatsi, Bloemfontein THE Free State ANC remains solidly behind President Jacob Zuma, provincial Premier Ace Magashule said this week, while castigating as disrespectful and deplorable the booing of Zuma during this week’s memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela. While analysts have cautioned against reading too much into the incident in which […]

By fstimes On 6 Dec, 2013 At 02:44 PM | Categorized As Local, Mandela Special Edition, National, News | With 0 Comments
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Jacob Zuma has announced that Nelson Mandela’s funeral will be on December 15, while December 10 has been marked as Madiba’smemorial service. President Jacob Zuma has announced the funeral plans for Nelson Mandela, who died on December 5. The official memorial service for the departed icon will be held on December 10 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, President Jacob […]

By fstimes On 6 Dec, 2013 At 01:00 PM | Categorized As Columns, Local, Mandela Special Edition, News, Provincial | With 0 Comments
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IN a snap survey around Bloemfontein last night people from across the political, social and racial divide expressed shock and pain at the death of the founding president of democratic South Africa, Nelson Mandela, who passed on Thursday night. Below are the views expressed by some of the people who spoke to Free State Times […]

By fstimes On 6 Dec, 2013 At 12:34 PM | Categorized As Local, Mandela Special Edition, National, News, Opinion, Provincial | With 0 Comments
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Staff Reporter, Bloemfontein “DUTCHMEN” – that is how Nelson Mandela and another anti-apartheid struggle icon, James Moroka, would refer to apartheid political leaders such as Hendrik Verwoerd and Johannes Vorster, back in the early 60s when Madiba was an underground operative organising the struggle. Mandela, dubbed the Black Pimpernel by the then government, had been forced […]

By fstimes On 6 Dec, 2013 At 12:31 PM | Categorized As Columns, Leader, Local, Mandela Special Edition, National, News, Opinion, Provincial | With 0 Comments
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OFTEN referred to as “the trial that changed South Africa”, the Rivonia trial saw Nelson Mandela and nine other top leaders of the ANC and its Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) guerrilla wing stand trial in October 1963 on charges of committing sabotage and attempting to overthrow South Africa’s apartheid government. The trial named after the […]