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Two suspects arrested for the illegal possession of drugs in Bothaville

Two suspects arrested for the illegal possession of drugs in Bothaville in the Free State are expected to appear before the Local Magistrate’s Court today.

This, after the police in the area arrested them last week in possession of 65 quarters of Mandrax, 23 halves of Mandrax, 3 CAT, 4 Crystal Meth, dagga and cash.

Police spokesperson, Stephen Thakeng, says the pair aged 34 and 44 have remained in custody and will appear in court today.

Meanwhile, Cluster Commander of Welkom , Lerato Molale, has sent her gratitude to members of the community for the tip-off and constant efforts in reporting criminal activities in the area.

He further warned that no stone will be left unturned in the fight against crime and vowed to bring to book those engaging in criminal activities in the area.

The State Capture Commission has adjourned after hearing evidence from former President, Jacob Zuma

The State Capture Commission has adjourned after hearing evidence from former President, Jacob Zuma, who told the commission in Johannesburg that he only had a re-collection of who the former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor was after he saw her picture.

Earlier, Zuma made claims that he never had any interaction with Mentor.

 

The Commission is still to rule on the credibility of Mentor’s evidence regarding a cabinet post offer allegedly made by the Guptas.

Zuma claims that at the time he was asked about Mentor, he couldn’t remember her.

State Capture evidence leader, was dealing with Zuma’s claim that he had no re-collection of Mentor.

Commission chair Justice Raymond Zondo had an exchange with Pretorius about correcting the statement.

Their living conditions have worsened since his death.

Residents of Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, where former president Nelson Mandela lived, say their living conditions have worsened since his death.

They say they will however celebrate his birthday tommorow, even though they are facing a number of challenges that include poor service delivery.

Their complaints include the delay in renovating the museum.

They further say it’s tough now that Mandela died, they no longer get anything. Even the museum is now closed. There are no jobs.”

Local chief, Nokwanele Balizulu, says Mandela’s dreams for a better life for all have been abandoned. He claims the area is now experiencing uncontrollable crime.