• September 29th, 2020

POSTS BY Roland Routh

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CBD shooter allocated trial judge

The trial of a former Global Fund employee accused of murdering his supervisor and wounding a colleague will be presided over by Windhoek High Court Judge Christie Liebenberg, it was announced last week. 

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Lay litigant, co-accused appear in court for fraud 

Lay litigant August Maletzky, Simon Afrikaner and lawyer Titus Mbaeva made a first pre-trial appearance in the Windhoek High Court yesterday before Judge Christie Liebenberg on charges of fraud, corruption, forgery and conspiracy to commit fraud and corruption and money laundering. 

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Pensioner denies murdering lover

A 79-year-old man from Gobabis pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder in the Windhoek High Court for allegedly killing his live-in girlfriend with a knobkierie and panga at their residence. 

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Coastal estate agent guilty of theft

Windhoek High Court acting Judge Eileen Rakow last week convicted coastal estate agent Erwin Sprangers on five counts of theft by conversion and one count of money laundering but acquitted him on a count of fraud over N$6.7 million he stole from Democratic Republic of Congo army general Francois Olenga. 

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Man who slit lover’s throat denies guilt 

The trial of a man who allegedly fatally slit the throat of his live-in girlfriend with a kitchen knife started yesterday with the accused pleading not guilty to charges of murder and assault read with the provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act. 

Katulo ya Masule ikafiwa mwaliviki zepeli

WINDOKO – Katulo mwataba yeo mubatisisi yomuhulu mwa ofesi yelwanisa litaba za bulyangelino ili yezibahala ka ACC Phelem Masule, ya zekisa Ngambela Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila hala kulundulwa fasitulo sa litaba za kubatisisa ni kuzekisa, mazazinyana amano huliswa ika fiwa la 28 Muimunene.

Masule ruling in two weeks 

The ruling in the matter in which Anti-Corruption Commission chief investigator Phelem Masule is suing Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila over his unceremonious removal as chief of investigations and prosecutions barely a few days after he attained the promotion, will be delivered on 28 September. 

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Long sentence sought for farm killer

A farmworker from Gobabis, who admitted at the start of his trial to killing his girlfriend by stabbing her at least 13 times with a knife and crushing her skull with an axe during October 2016, will be sentenced on 30 September. 

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Murder suspect failed to disclose doctor’s note

A superintendent responsible for the section where murder accused Marcus Thomas is held at the Windhoek Correctional Facility told the court yesterday the American never disclosed to them a letter in which a private doctor recommended for him to be put in isolation pending a Covid-19 test. 

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Elderly woman killer’s appeal bid fails

A 41-year-old man, convicted for the brutal murder of a 56-year-old woman in Windhoek West during 2014 and sentenced to 28 years imprisonment, failed to show he has a reasonable prospect of success on appeal. 

Taba ya Masule ika kena mwa Khuta Labune

WINDOKO – Taba yeo mubatisisi yomuhulu mwa ofesi yelwanisa litaba za bulyangelino ili yezibahala ka ACC, Phelem Masule ya zekisa Ngambela Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila hala kulundulwa fasitulo sa litaba za kubatisisa ni kuzekisa, mazazinyana amano huliswa ika kena mwa Khuta Yepahami Labune.

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Fishrot SA lawyers lose appeal 

Windhoek High Court Judges Kobus Miller and Dinnah Usiku on Friday dismissed an appeal by two senior South African lawyers who were found guilty and fined after admitting they did not have work permits allowing them to represent the six men charged in the Fishrot corruption scandal.