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FS man appear in court on illegal mining charges

Thirty-year-old Douglas Tebogo Ngobeni appeared before the Welkom Magistrate’s Court on charges of illegal mining, money laundering, theft and corruption. This comes after Ngobeni handed...

FS woman sought by police

The police in Thabong, Welkom need help in locating a woman from the community who has gone missing on Christmas day. On Sunday 2 January,...

More shops looted in Qwaqwa protests

More shops have been looted in what is called the biggest letdown of the disgruntled Makeneng residents in Qwaqwa, Free State, yet. OFM News reports,...

Suspect to appear in court after allegedly raping grandmother

A 37-year old suspect from Thabong will soon appear before the court for allegedly raping his 79-year-old grandmother. According to a statement by SAPS, the...

Electricity theft a concern in FS

Eskom warns against electricity theft in the Free State. The power utility says it has been auditing customer meters in the towns of Bohlokong and...

Five suspects to appear in court for house robbery

Five suspects are expected to appear in the Welkom Magistrate’s Court today on charges of possession of suspected stolen property and house robbery. This...

Two suspects wanted for carjacking and sexual assault

A case of carjacking, kidnapping and sexual assault is being investigated by police in Thabong, Welkom after a couple was kidnapped on 16 June...

FS MMC and wife appear in court

32-year-old Matjhabeng Member of Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Community Safety, Teboho Lushaba, and his wife, Nonhle Lushaba (34), appeared in the Welkom Magistrate’s court...

Four arrested with ARV medication in FS

Three men and a woman were arrested and 160 bottles of antiretroviral (ARV) tablets were confiscated in Thabong, Free State police said on Friday. Spokesperson...

Shooting incident leads to R125 000 estimated drug bust

A shooting incident at Solmar Flats in Presbyterian Street, Thabong, has led to the recovery of a stash of drugs. At around 03:10, police...

Strikes at TOSA College escalating

The situation at the TOSA FET College in Thabong in the Free State is escalating, as exams were disrupted at the Goldfields TVET College...

Sewage polluted streets plague Matjhabeng

Residents of Matjhabeng Municipality in the Free State reels from raw sewage spillages flowing through the streets in several communities. The municipality, which houses the...

Welkom woman released from Thai prison

A 33-year-old woman from Thabong, Welkom, in the Free State, who was imprisoned for 10 years and 6 months in Thailand for drug trafficking,...

Residents without electricity for three weeks

Residents of Phokeng in Thabong, Welkom, yesterday took to the local offices of Eskom to express their anger of being without electricity for almost...

Eskom intensifies safety drive

  August marks Eskom’s annual national Electricity Safety Month.  During this period Eskom intensifies the spreading of electricity safety messages across the country, actively engaging...

Two-year-old dies after falling into a drain in Thabong, Free State

Free State police said on Monday it had opened an inquest docket to investigate the death of a toddler who fell into a drain...

Police K9 patrol stumbles onto burnt body in Welkom

A police K9 unit came across a badly burnt body in Thabong, Welkom, on Saturday while conducting routine patrol duties near Ndaki in Thabong. Police...

More than ten suspects wanted for robbery at gunpoint

Police are looking for more than ten suspects who are wanted in connection with gunpoint robberies where cell phones were stolen from various shops...