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Three appear in court after man killed and Mercedes stolen

Three suspects appeared in the Virginia Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 28 August 2020 in connection with the murder of 56-year-old Leslie Mosikidi. This comes...

#CoronavirusFS: Matjhabeng experiences a loss

The Matjhabeng Local Municipality in the Free State has lost one of its longest-serving legal advisors to Covid-19. OFM News reports, the municipality, which includes...

FS food retailer robbed near closing time

A popular food retailer in Virginia, less than 20kms away from Welkom, was robbed on Monday night, 10 minutes before closing time. OFM News reports...

Kittens, cat thrown out of moving car during festive season in...

A trip to the shops took a shocking turn for Virginia resident Ryno Shawe, after he and his partner witnessed a couple throwing kittens...

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...

Maternity staff at FS hospital embarks on strike action

Staff in the maternity ward of the Katleho District Hospital in Virginia have lost their patience with hospital management’s inaction in dealing with overcrowding...

Woman busted with stolen copper cable and municipal property

A woman (31) was arrested after being found in possession of suspected stolen copper cable as well as other property belonging to the Matjhabeng...

Free State game farmer sentenced for 2014 triple murder

A Free State game farmer and diamond miner was this week sentenced to three life terms behind bars for the murders of three young...

WATCH: Men pick wrong day to rob cash-in-transit guard

Two men recently met their match after allegedly attempting to rob a cash-in-transit guard at a shopping complex, reportedly in Virginia, in the Free...

Woman arrested after false rape accusations

A Welkom woman was arrested for perjury, theft and fraud after she allegedly lied about getting kidnapped and raped last week. The 34-year-old woman...

Toddler thrown from vehicle during hijacking

The Free State Police are continuing with their manhunt for two suspects involved in a car hijacking at Saaiplaas, Virginia. A 34-year-old man was held...

Two males drown during a traditional ritual

An inquest docket has been registered following the retrieval of the lifeless bodies of two men from Sand River (Tikwe) on Saturday, 16 December...

‘The system is failing crime victims’

Michelle Peterson, the mother of Kay-leen Peterson (24) who was found killed in her flat in Virginia in March this year, said the system...

Police looking for detainee’s next of kin after custody death

Virginia police are looking for the next of kin of Tlohang Masika after he died in police custody in December. According to a statement issued...

Inquest after drowning at Speaker’s home

An inquest will be held into the drowning of the two grand-children of the Speaker of the Free State Provincial Legislature Mamiki Qabathe’s home...

Virginia warders out on bail

Two Virginia Correctional Services prison warders, allegedly involved in the murder of a housebreaking suspect, must be back in the local Magistrate's Court on...

Weather leads to fire at bank

A thunder storm over Virginia in the Northern Free State has led to a fire at a local bank. According to Francois Klaassen from the...

Arson not excluded in Virginia hospital fire

The possibility of arson is not excluded in an investigation by the Matjhabeng Fire Brigade and local police after a fire broke out in...