• February 23rd, 2019
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POSTS BY Roland Routh

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No lenience for ‘facilitator’

WINDHOEK - Two judges of the Windhoek High Court on Monday dismissed an appeal by a man convicted of robbery, based on the doctrine of common purpose, for letting two persons into the complainant’s home, who overpowered a domestic worker and stole large amounts of cash and jewellery. 

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Accused was ‘worried’ about killing white man

WINDHOEK - One of the accused in the on-going murder, robbery and rape trial currently in the Windhoek High Court told a fellow inmate that he was not worried about the case of a girl he stabbed to death, but about a case in which he killed a white man, Judge Nate Ndauendapo heard yesterday. 

Conviction overturned for lack of evidence

WINDHOEK – The judgment of a man convicted of housebreaking with intent to steal and theft at the Outapi Magistrates’ Court was overturned and his four-year imprisonment sentence set aside by two judges of the Oshakati High Court.

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Sick lawyer stalls murder-for-hire trial

WINDHOEK - A bout of ill health affecting one of the lawyers in the murder-for-hire trial in the Windhoek High Court has effectively stalled the trial for several months as the lawyer is unable to attend court proceedings. 

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State wants to appeal ruling in Lameck trial

WINDHOEK - The office of the Prosecutor General yesterday applied to be granted leave to appeal the ruling of Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg that effectively sunk their case against Teckla Lameck and her business partner in Teko Trading, Jerobeam Kongo Mokaxwa.

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Court denies bail to Global Fund shooter

WINDHOEK - The man who caused terror in the Windhoek central business district (CBD) when he fatally shot his former boss and wounded the woman who did his appraisal, causing him to lose a well-paid job at Global Fund, made his first court appearance yesterday in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court. 

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Two women shot by disgruntled workmate

WINDHOEK - Chaos reigned in the Windhoek Central Business District (CBD) yesterday afternoon after a man disgruntled over what is said to be a demotion and consequently a reduced salary and remunerative perks killed a female colleague and wounded another at their office.

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Teko trio score victory in mega corruption trial

WINDHOEK - Teckla Lameck and her co-accused have scored another significant victory against the State in their ongoing mega-fraud trial when Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg yesterday declared the summonses used to obtain access to their bank records unlawful.

Lawyer withdraws from child murder trial

WINDHOEK - The legal aid lawyer of the man accused of killing a four-year-old boy he cared for as his own son after he heard rumours that he is not the biological father withdrew from the trial on Monday citing conflicting instructions. 

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Legal issues delay tax refund trial

WINDHOEK - The tax refund scam trial that was supposed to have started yesterday was postponed to today after Acting High Court Judge Kobus Miller was informed that several issues including legal representation for some of the accused still need resolving. 

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D-day for alleged serial rapist in March

WINDHOEK - A Swakopmund resident who allegedly raped a 14-year-old and another woman in the spate of five days after being released on bail on a previous rape charge will hear on March 6 whether his claims of consent will get him off the hook on four of the charges of rape.

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Cocaine suspects approach High Court for bail

WINDHOEK - The two men charged in Namibia’s largest ever cocaine bust have approached the Windhoek High Court to appeal the refusal of Walvis Bay magistrate, Ilge Rheent to release them on bail pending the finalisation of their ongoing trial.

Former senior cop apologises to family of deceased

WINDHOEK - A former senior Namibian police officer convicted of murder for fatally shooting an 18-year-old apologised to the family of his victim when he testified in mitigation of sentence in the Windhoek High Court at the Windhoek Prison Facility before Judge Dinnah  Usiku.

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Noa explains procedures to obtain summons

WINDHOEK - The Director of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Paulus Noa was at pains yesterday to explain the procedures used when they apply for search warrants and summonses to obtain access to records and bank accounts of fraud suspects.

NDF evicted from private shooting range

The Namibian Defence Force (NDF) has been ordered to vacate a private shooting range in the district of Rehoboth after the lawful owners approached the Windhoek High Court on an urgent basis to evict them from the premises they unlawfully occupied.