A farmworker from the Mariental district was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment on Wednesday, for a conviction on the murder of his wife of 21 years.
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.
Oshakati High Court Judge Herman January granted the office of the prosecutor general leave to appeal the acquittal on murder and conviction on the culpable homicide of Omusati businessman Maurus Valombola.
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.
A young girl, who was 13 years old when she allegedly witnessed the execution-style killing of her elder sister by a former paramedic in the Namibian Defence Force (NDF), recounted the ugly events that played out in 2018 when she testified before Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute on Friday.