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Abed Nghipandulwa, who has been surviving on an oxygen machine for the past eight years, is fighting for his life at home because of a lack of electricity. President Hage Geingob has once again condemned infighting among traditional leaders, saying they should emulate the unity of the Ondonga Traditional Authority for them to be useful. The National Chairperson of the Cassinga/Vietnam Survivors’ Steering and Organising Committee said after 44 years of the Cassinga massacre, the survivors are still dealing with the trauma endured during that fateful day when many people lost their lives and sustained permanent injuries. Natanael Kalumbu from Endola has urged university students to focus on their studies and prevent unwanted pregnancies because they compromise their academic progression and can create a burden for parents. Former Swapo councillor and parliamentarian Ambrosius Kandjii, who has been held at the Witvlei police station for allegedly violating a protection order and malicious damage to property, sustained minor injuries during an accident involving a police van while being transported for his next court hearing on Sunday afternoon. The Khomas regional police are looking for a mother who dumped a baby girl wrapped in a towel alive near the Windhoek Vocational Training Centre on Tuesday afternoon and disappeared. Conrad Lutombi, who was the frontrunner to become Windhoek’s CEO, has threatened to seek a legal review of the recruitment process should the City of Windhoek go ahead with the re-advertisement of the position. Both the Namibia Revenue Agency and the Namibian Police have been criticised for burning forfeited goods worth N$5 million, as this action is blamed for the Chinatown protest on Friday where several people were arrested and others injured after the police sprayed teargas and fired rubber bullets. Conrad Lutombi, yana zwile mubano kuba muzamaisi wakatengo kamuleneñi Windoko, ufumbela kusikuluhela kwamulao, haiba katengo kamuleneñi waWindoko kazwelapili kubabaza sinca situlo sa buzamaisi. Two of the activists who were at the forefront of a protest against Chinese businesses being allowed to sell counterfeit goods spent another night in custody. A police constable from the dog unit has appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing fuel since December last year. The two arested suspects in the Chinatown counterfeit protest case have pleaded not guilty to all charges saying they did not violate any laws as they were excercising their democratic rights of protesting against social injustice as provided by the constitution. The State is adamant that granting bail to the two applicants in the Chinatown protests is against the administration of justice and public interest. Followers of the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters and Affirmative Repositioning Movement yesterday took to the streets to air their grievances against Chinese shop owners and how they conduct business in Namibia. Angry residents of Okahandja Park in the Tobias Hainyeko constituency say they are being terrorised by a knife-wielding gang in the area who walk around in a large group. A baby died when the mother gave birth in the street of Havana informal settlement as she was waiting for transport. The inaccessibility of the area due to the closure of the Monte Cristo road is blamed on the situation.