14 injured after ceiling collapses at Bloemfontein mall

Bloemfontein – Fourteen people were injured when the ceiling of Central Park shopping centre in Bloemfontein collapsed on Wednesday. “There are 13 minor injuries and one moderate injury with an ankle fracture,” said Free State health department spokesperson Mondli Mvambi. The victims have been transported to Pelonomi Hospital for treatment. The Mangaung metropolitan municipality said… Continue reading 14 injured after ceiling collapses at Bloemfontein mall

Bloemfontein SPCA pleads for help after teen ‘snaps dog’s leg in half to test strength’

The Bloemfontein SPCA has appealed for donations after a puppy had to undergo emergency surgery after its leg was snapped in half, allegedly at the hands of a teenage boy. SPCA inspector Duane Matthee said the organisation received a call after neighbours heard a dog screaming in pain. Matthee said when he arrived at the… Continue reading Bloemfontein SPCA pleads for help after teen ‘snaps dog’s leg in half to test strength’

Taxi driver shot dead by metro cop in Bloemfontein

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A Bloemfontein metro police officer shot and killed a taxi driver after an argument in the City of Roses on Monday afternoon. Col Thandi Mbambo said on Wednesday that the metro cop tried to pull over the taxi at the CBD taxi rank. “A scuffle ensued between the 47-year-old taxi driver and the 49-year-old traffic… Continue reading Taxi driver shot dead by metro cop in Bloemfontein

Cop in court for allegedly giving pistol to robbers to rob police station for guns

A 34-year-old female police officer from the Free State was expected to appear in court on Thursday for allegedly conspiring to have people steal firearms from her unit. The constable was arrested on Tuesday in a joint operation by the Hawks and Crime Intelligence and charged with corruption, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and theft.… Continue reading Cop in court for allegedly giving pistol to robbers to rob police station for guns