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Formal bail application proceedings are not to determine if the applicant is guilty or not but rather to prove if he/she is a good candidate for bail. These were the remarks of Magistrate Shaatuna Kalla before granting bail to City police spokesperson Fabian Amukwelele (37) last week in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court. A farmworker, who is on trial for allegedly killing his employer on his farm in the area of Rehoboth nearly three years ago, will have to wait to hear the verdict in his case after the court postponed the ruling. Windhoek High Court Judge Eileen Rakow was scheduled to give judgement in the matter yesterday. The Law Society of Namibia (LSN) says prominent lawyer Sisa Namandje’s refusal to open records to his trust account is done merely to protect himself and his conduct and not his clients as he has claimed. The battle to gain access to records of prominent attorney Sisa Namandje law firm’s trust account began yesterday in the Windhoek High Court, with the lawyer questioning the powers of the Law Society of Namibia (LSN). The Law Society of Namibia (LSN) submitted in court that its findings pertaining to prominent lawyer Sisa Namandje and his law firm will not be presented to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). A Chinese construction company that lost out on a lucrative tender worth N$7 billion to upgrade the Hosea Kutako International Airport had reportedly made a commitment to pay close to N$100 million into an account designated by a local law firm. The ministry of safety has been given 10 days to pay more than N$100 000 to a police constable who was unfairly dismissed from work in 2018. Sakeus Eden Inyemba was awarded a settlement of N$105 204 for salaries in arrears in 2019 when he received a default judgement against the ministry of safety and the inspector general of the Namibian police. A man, who was convicted in the Oshakati High Court for stabbing his wife 13 times to death in 2013, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Buta Epamba (42) was convicted on a charge of murder read with the provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act for the death of his wife Isabel Epamba (34) in Rundu on 1 September 2013. The prosecutor general has ordered the investigating officer dealing with the case of self-proclaimed forex trader and activist Michael Amushelelo to further investigate the matter. A Swakopmund man, who is on trial for allegedly killing his 78-year-old employer in August 2017, has blatantly denied guilt, saying he was forced by the investigating officer to admit guilt. A man, who was convicted by Oshakati High Court for raping a pregnant woman and carrying out multiple robberies in Omusati region in 2011, wants to appeal his sentence. The trial of a former hostel superintendent, accused of raping 10 boys at an Otjiwarongo school, is scheduled to continue in September with or without his lawyer. A presidential pardon will see 1 023 petty crime offenders set free next month. The offenders will gain their freedom after being pardoned by President Hage Geingob in commemoration of the 30th independence anniversary. One of the officers investigating the infamous Fishrot scandal says the amount misappropriated by those implicated has increased to N$13o million. The State has accused those implicated in the multi-million-dollar fisheries bribery scandal of having contributed to the country’s economic demise. One of the men accused of conspiring with those implicated in the fisheries bribery scandal to divert N$75.6 million from the State-owned National Fishing Corporation of Namibia (Fishcor) for their benefit has approached the court for bail consideration. A man, who was arrested last year for allegedly attempting to obstruct the course of justice in the ongoing investigations of the multi-million-dollar fisheries bribery case, has denied any wrongdoing, citing that he was merely doing his job. The onus is on the prosecutor general to decide if the State will prosecute Namibia Qualifications Authority’s CEO Franz Gertze for shooting his wife six times last year. The Windhoek Magistrate’s Court is scheduled to give a ruling on postponing the case of former Cabinet ministers Bernhardt Esau and Sacky Shanghala, as well as their accomplices accused of receiving more than N$130 million in bribes in exchange for fishing quotas. The prosecutor general has given additional instructions to the investigating officer dealing with the case of a 42-year-old man who is accused of killing his girlfriend and mother of his children nearly two years ago in Windhoek’s Otjomuise area.