• April 1st, 2020

POSTS BY Roland Routh

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Nangolo’s bail slashed to N$5 000

Local lawyer Mbanga Siyomunji on Monday convinced Windhoek magistrate Ivan Gawanab to drastically reduce the bail amount the State suggested for Simon Nangolo down from N$50 000 to N$5 000 after the State removed their initial objection to bail.

Namib Mills loses vetkoek fight

Deputy Judge President Hosea Angula this week dismissed with costs an application by Namib Mills to interdict Bokomo Namibia from using its current branding of its vetkoek flour as it is similar to that of Namib Mills.

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N$210 million tax fraud trial postponed

All the lawyers for the accused in the massive tax refund fraud trial in the Windhoek High Court indicated to Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Kobus Miller Tuesday that they will bring a section 174 discharge application on behalf of their clients.

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Windhoek resident denies killing lover

A Windhoek man this week maintained his innocence in a murder case before Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Orben Sibeya. The 57-year-old Benjamin Strong, who is currently on trial, denied any involvement in the killing of Johanna Resandt (62). 

Killers of elderly Koes farmers want bail

Two of the three men charged with the brutal murder of elderly farmers Gielam Botha (78) and his 80-year-old wife Susara Aletta (80) at their farm Lindeshof near Köes in the Keetmanshoop District want the Windhoek High Court to release them on bail.

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Accused in Villa Rosa murder, robbery acquitted

Windhoek High Court Judge Christie Liebenberg yesterday acquitted the only woman accused in the murder and robbery trial of three people charged with killing elderly farmer, Willem Cornelius de Klerk, aged 71 at Farm Villa Rosa in the Usakos District on all charges.

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Invoices worth N$2 billion presented to Aveshe Consulting

Karel Cloete, the Anti-Corruption Commission senior investigator in the tax fraud investigation said that during their investigations it came to light at least N$2 billion worth of invoices were presented to Aveshe Consulting – the firm contracted by government to pay out tax refunds on purchases made for export – by several Angolans with the help of unscrupulous Namibians.

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Absent ACC investigator issued with arrest warrant

An irate High Court Acting Judge Kobus Miller yesterday issued a warrant of arrest for Anti-Corruption Commission senior investigator Karel Cloete for failing to show up for his scheduled witness testimony in the tax fraud trial underway in the Windhoek High Court. 

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Nghiwete drags NSFAF to court

The dismissed CEO of the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NASFAF), Hilya Nghiwete, has filed an urgent application with the Windhoek High Court to interdict the Fund’s board from implementing its decision to fire her pending the finalisation of a labour complaint she lodged with the Labour Commissioner and ordering that the status quo remains in respect of her employment contract prior to the decision to fire her.

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Fishrot court case postponed to April

The case of former Cabinet ministers Bernhard Esau and Sacky Shanghala and four of their co-accused was postponed yesterday to 23 April for further investigations when they made a very short appearance before Windhoek magistrate Philanda Christiaan, in a filled to the brim B court.

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Ruling on disputed recordings in Mbok case ‘complicated’

Windhoek High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo postponed the ruling in a trial within a trial regarding disputed recordings obtained by the Anti-Corruption Commission of conversations between former acting MD of Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) Daniel Nghiwilepo and a former registry clerk at the finance ministry to 15 June because of the complexity of issues raised. 

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Fishrot bribe accused abandon bail application

The two men who were arrested for allegedly trying to bribe one of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigators in the Fishrot scandal abandoned their application to be released on bail yesterday due to “classified developments”.