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Former Nkurenkuru constituency councillor Damian Nakambare, who was last week denied bail by the prosecution on grounds that he has demonstrated a propensity to commit similar crimes, was yesterday granted bail of N$5 000 during a formal bail application in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court. Rundu- ministeli zonondima, mema ntani ewapukururo evhu sinkwa ntani kavarende nomahina dokuborwesa mema omu vana kuyimona asi elikwamo lyangesi nalivatera vantu usimbu konomukunda doponze vavape mema aga vana pumbwa. The Kavango East police in Mukwe are struggling to gather evidence to make an arrest after a mentally challenged woman was raped allegedly on 5 September 2022 at an unknown time at Biro village. Mapokola mwasikiliti sa Kavango ya Wiko mwasilalo sa Mukwe bakatazeha kutama sifosi, kasamulaho akubitelelwa kwamusali ya takana la 5 Muimunene 2022, kanako yene sika zizwa kwamunzi waBiro. Traditional leaders of the five Kavango tribes have threatened to thwart a planned demonstration of the Va Nyemba speaking people over their rejection of the decision by NBC to air an hour-long Nyemba language programme. A 23-year-old Angolan woman, Isabela Lukas, who was arrested for allegedly dumping her baby at the Ndama location at Rundu on Thursday, was remanded in custody when she appeared on a charge of abandonment of a child, read with Section 1 of Child Care and Protection Act 3 of 2015. SATOTWA – Works minister John Mutorwa has commended the work of Roadhart Construction for the 80% completion progress of the 41km road that was supposed to be completed by December. Founding Kavango West Swapo coordinator David Hamutenya aims to strengthen the party’s regional structures and improve the capacity of elected leaders if elected to the position of deputy secretary general. An adult Namibian man, Sipirangi Romanus Usuka, lost his life on Monday after a tree he was cutting fatally fell on him at Kahenge village in the Nkurenkuru district of Kavango West. Learners at a makeshift government school in Rundu’s Tumweneni informal settlement will soon get a permanent facility. Linus Shashipapo Secondary School in Kavango East which was in a state of advanced disrepair a few years ago, has been revamped and received additional facilities through a major renovation which started in 2020. The Rundu Magistrate’s Court on Monday denied bail to a Rundu-based employee of the Ministry of Finance – now seconded to the Namibian Revenue Agency – for alleged fraud, amounting to N$3 million. Education minister Anna Nghipondoka insists the new curriculum is a positive development but agrees its implementation and guidance of learners are challenges that need attention. Swapo Party Women’s Council secretary Fransina Kahungu has said while she is happy for the female candidates in the party’s internal election, she is not endorsing anyone on behalf of women – and cautioned those who run to be prepared for shocks from the voting booth. Police authorities in the Kavango East region are investigating an incident in which an off-duty police officer was run over by a truck in the early hours of Friday at Ndiyona. An employee of Standard Bank, who allegedly embezzled about N$1.7 million belonging to the bank during the period 1 August 2021 to 31 August 2022, was denied bail on Tuesday at Rundu. The town of Nkurenkuru has so far managed to service 214 erven, and they are currently up for grabs. Following months of uncertainty after an outbreak of contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia, commonly known as lung sickness, local farmers can now move their livestock in and around the Northern Communal Areas. The Network of Locally Elected Women of Africa (REFELA) has elected new commissioners. The network’s two-day event, which started on Thursday in Rundu, also decided on a strategy to address the issue of street kids countrywide. The Namibia National Farmers Union (NNFU) president Jason Emvula is still on suspension since 24 August 2022.