• January 18th, 2020

POSTS BY Roland Routh

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Teen appears on multiple charges

WINDHOEK - A 15-year-old teenager from Rehoboth, who was 14 when he committed several offences including murder, rape and arson, made his first appearance in the Windhoek High Court yesterday before Judge Christie Liebenberg.

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City shooting suspect still without lawyer

WINDHOEK - A former Global Fund employee accused of killing his supervisor and wounding an ex-colleague is still without legal representation after the lawyer instructed by Legal Aid Henry Shimutikweni refused the instruction.

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Katrina ropes in Barry Roux

WINDHOEK – Convicted former education minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa has acquired the services of top South African defence advocate Barry Roux to lead her appeal process.

Supreme Court issues warning to insurance companies

WINDHOEK - Three judges of the Namibian Supreme Court issued a stern warning to insurance companies that are defying the provision of the Namibia National Reinsurance Act, which compels them to reinsure a portion of their business with NamibRe that their opinion about the unconstitutionality of the Act does not make them immune to the enforcement mechanisms it provides, unless a court makes such a finding through due process of law in an appeal judgment.

Aminuis gang rape suspects sentenced

WINDHOEK – Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Orben Sibeya yesterday sentenced three young men from Aminuis in the Gobabis district to sentences ranging from 10 years to seven years on convictions of rape of a 13-year-old girl. 

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Farm worker spills the beans

WINDHOEK – A farm worker who admitted he caused the death of his wife but denied he intended to kill her, told the court yesterday that he “just saw black” after his wife of 21 years had told him she enjoyed sex with other men more than with him. 

Taapopi new Nanso president 

WINDHOEK - The Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso), which convened its 16th Elective National Students Congress over the weekend in Otjiwarongo, elected its new executive committee members to serve for the next coming two years.

Aminuis gang rape accused guilty

WINDHOEK - Three young men from Aminuis in the Omaheke Region will be sentenced tomorrow after acting Windhoek High Court Judge Orben Sibeya convicted them of one count of rape each this week. 

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Businessman sent to prison for 35 years

WINDHOEK - Businessman Sakarias (Sacky) Mathias, 59, was sentenced to an effective 35 years imprisonment yesterday by Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute after he was found guilty on charges of murder, attempted murder, possession of a firearm and ammunition without a license and attempt to defeat or obstruct the course of justice.

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Farmworker killed wife over suspected adultery

WINDHOEK - Two witnesses yesterday testified that a worker on Farm Houmoed between Mariental and Kalkrand, accused of killing his wife of about 20 years, did so because she was unfaithful to him and bore another man’s child.

Estate agent’s wife acquitted over N$6.7 million

WINDHOEK - The wife of embattled coastal estate agent Erwin Sprangers, 58, was on Monday acquitted on all charges in the Windhoek High Court after she applied for a section 174 discharge at the state’s case and was granted one by Judge Eileen Rakow.

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Windhoek man pleads not guilty to murder

WINDHOEK - Benjamin Strong, 56, on Monday pleaded not guilty to a count of murder, read with the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act, one count of attempted murder, two counts of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and one count of defeating or obstructing or attempting to defeat or obstruct the course.

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28 years for rape, trafficking 

WINDHOEK - Tuufilwa Ndawina Jonas, 34, convicted on three counts of rape and three counts of trafficking in persons after she trafficked a young girl from Okahenge village in Omusati for sexual exploitation during 2012 was sentenced to an effective 28 years imprisonment yesterday.

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High Court orders ACC to return timber

WINDHOEK - Windhoek High Court Judge Thomas Masuku last week ordered the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Ministry of Finance to return a consignment of timber held unlawfully to its rightful owners.