• July 12th, 2020

POSTS BY Roland Routh

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City cops get 10 years for murder

Three Windhoek City Police officers who were convicted of the murder of 17-year-old Mandela Ramakhutla in April 2013 were slapped with a 10-year effective jail term each by Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku yesterday.

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Damning evidence surfaces in Valombola’s murder trial

A report, confirming that the bullets that killed a 25-year-old student leader Helao Ndjaba were “most likely” fired from the firearm of Commissioner of Refugees Likius Valombola, surfaced yesterday in his murder trial currently underway in the Windhoek High Court. 

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Swakop gardener gets 32 years for murder

Windhoek High Court acting judge Orben Sibeya this week said he took the cumulative effect of the two convictions into account when he sentenced a man, employed as a gardener at the house of his victim, to 32 years imprisonment.

Levi gets 23 years for murder

Retribution and deterrence require that a court in sentencing take into account the pain and suffering caused by the commission of an offence to the injured party and the affected members of the community, over and above the public in general.

Mensah slapped with 30 years in prison 

A man convicted of killing a woman in Mariental by shooting her in the head with a stolen pistol was sentenced to an effective 30 years behind bars by Windhoek High Court Judge Christie Liebenberg yesterday.

Supreme Court goes digital

The Namibian Supreme Court has joined other jurisdictions in the region by having its first e-hearing or video conference hearing on Friday in a matter involving the government and the Namibia National Teachers Union. 

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Otjomuise man sentenced to 30 years

Windhoek High Court acting Judge Orben Sibeya sentenced a 58-year-old man to 30 years’ imprisonment for murder and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Sibeya said he took into consideration the people affected by the death of the victim, including her children, when he sentenced Benjamin Strong to an effective 30 years behind bars. 

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Karasburg man convicted of killing lover

A resident of Westerkim Location in Karasburg had the necessary intent to kill his girlfriend when he repeatedly beat her, threw her on the ground and strangled her, a Windhoek High Court judge found when she convicted him of murder.