• April 23rd, 2019
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POSTS BY Roland Routh

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No end in sight for ELCRN infighting

WINDHOEK - Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Namibia (ELCRN) who are aggrieved by the process used to determine the new bishop of the church vowed on Tuesday this week that they will leave no stone unturned to challenge the current process of electing bishops adopted by the current leaders of the church. 

Recordings disputed in Mbok trial

WINDHOEK - Recordings obtained by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of conversations between Daniel David Nghiwilepo, 42, and a former registry clerk at the Ministry of Finance, 39-year-old Veronika Kituna Thomas – who admitted


Du Preez decides to testify in Rittmann murder case

WINDHOEK - Rhyno Richardo du Preez (35), who admitted that he killed the husband of his former lover Rachel Elizabeth Rittmann (47) on August 23, 2013, in Gobabis, has made a U-turn and has asked the court to allow him to give evidence under oath. 


Ondonga case struck from court roll

WINDHOEK – The matter in which two members of the Ondonga royal family wanted the Windhoek High Court on an urgent basis to interdict a member of another faction from acting as if he was the successor to the throne was struck from the court roll on Friday for lack of urgency.


NCIS appeal judgment....Supreme Court dismisses Intelligence appeal

WINDHOEK - Three judges of the Namibia Supreme Court dismissed an appeal the Namibia Central Intelligence Service (NCIS) lodged against a judgment of the Windhoek High Court refusing a final interdict against The Patriot newspaper and its editor Mathias Haufiku from publishing a story relating to properties it owns. 


Court battle rages during Kauluma’s memorial

WINDHOEK - While other members of the Aandonga community were in attendance of yesterday’s memorial service of their late leader Immanuel Kauluma Elifas, lawyers for two factions fighting over the crown were at each other’s throats in the Windhoek High Court.


Killer of young girl wants mercy 

WINDHOEK - A man from Mariental who admitted that he strangled a 16-year-old girl to death near a cemetery between October 19 and 21, 2016, before being convicted on two attempted murder counts, one count of rape, one count of crimen injuria and one count of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, wants the court to give him a lenient sentence. 


Ex-ACC investigator narrates arrest of tax fraud accused

WINDHOEK - The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigator that arrested Mamsy Mweneni Nuuyoma during a sting operation at Aveshe Consultancy on December 1, 2015 yesterday testified during the first day of an enquiry into the admissibility of certain documents that were confiscated from the house she rented with Boykie Naukosho in Dorado Park.


Court hears of  abuse and neglect in murder trial

WINDHOEK - Defence counsel Boris Isaacks last week took a man accused of killing his girlfriend and mother of his daughter through a series of incidents that marred his relationship with the deceased, in the Windhoek High Court before Judge Nate Ndauendapo.

Swakopmund men guilty of murder, aqcuitted of rape

WINDHOEK - The murder trial of two men accused of brutally killing and raping a Swakopmund resident in September 2005 resumed on Friday last week with both men convicted of murder and violating a dead body by Judge Nate Ndauendapo in the Windhoek High Court. 


Karasburg man sentenced to life

WINDHOEK - A man from Karasburg in southern Namibia, who was convicted of washing his victim and clothing her and putting her in their bed after he realised she died as a result of he beating her, was sentenced to life imprisonment on Friday by Judge Nate Ndauendapo.


Aandonga in court tussle over crown

WINDHOEK - Two members of the Ondonga Traditional Authority and possible successors to the late Omukwaniilwa Immanuel Kauluma Elifas will bring an urgent application in the High Court on Thursday this week for an order interdicting and restraining Fillemon Shuumbwa Nangolo from appointing a successor to the deceased or taking over in that capacity.


Ex-cop pleads for lenience for killing sons

WINDHOEK - A former police officer convicted of stabbing his two sons to death in April 2014 and two counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm read with the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act in the Windhoek High Court at the Windhoek Correctional Facility by Judge Dinah Usiku wants the court to show him mercy.


Judge questions Hanse-Himarwa

WINDHOEK - Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg, who is presiding over the corruption trial of current education minister and former governor of the Hardap Region Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, yesterday questioned her on various aspects of her testimony to get clarity. First he wanted to know from Hanse-Himarwa what her duties were as the Hardap Governor. 


Education minister maintains her innocence

WINDHOEK - Despite State Advocate Ed Marondedze’s probing questions, Minister of Education Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, 51, the former governor of Hardap Region remained steadfast in her denials of any wrongdoing during the handing over of the Mariental Mass Houses in 2014. 


State wins appeal on indecent assault case

WINDHOEK - A Swakopmund man who thought he got away with rape after the Windhoek High Court convicted him of indecent assault instead of rape got a rude awakening when the Namibia Supreme Court overturned his conviction and replaced it with one of attempted rape.