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The Katutura Magistrate’s Court gave a final remand for further investigations for the case of Namibian Defence Force (NDF) officer who is accused of shooting and killing a Zimbabwean national and taxi driver in June last year. The State is yet to conclude investigations into the case of a 50-year-old man who confessed to abducting and sexually violating a minor girl last year. The Fishrot accused were dealt a massive blow yesterday in the space of hours after a Windhoek magistrate initially ruled against their application to have charges against them temporarily withdrawn. Politicians and businessmen who are accused of receiving more than N$130 million in bribes for fishing quotas are likely to face more charges, an investigator of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) said last week. The police have managed to obtain the statement of a five-year-old victim, who was allegedly abducted and sexually violated by a 50-year-old man last year. The State is convinced that it has a strong case that will ultimately result in the conviction of Fishcor’s suspended CEO Mike Nghipunya. The Windhoek Regional Court is scheduled to hear what transpired on the night that a 70-year-old man was stabbed multiple times to death by his 23-year-old girlfriend, nearly three years ago in Okuryangava. The battle to recover over N$23 million paid to organisers of the Kora All-Africa Music Awards by the Namibian Tourism Board (NTB) will be heard in September in the Windhoek High Court. A man who was convicted of rape in the Windhoek Regional Court yesterday claimed the 29-year-old victim only reported the matter because he refused to be in a monogamous relationship with her. An employee of former justice minister Sacky Shanghala became the latest person to suffer a legal blow when the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court dismissed his bail application last week. Although taking a no guilty plea, refugees commissioner Likius Valombola admitted to firing the shot that could have possibly caused the death of former student leader Helao Ndjaba in 2018. The Windhoek Regional Court is scheduled to hear the case of a Yemeni national who is accused of killing a man over a million-dollar deal that turned sour in 2016. Unionists believe there would be significant job losses in the next weeks across all sectors of the economy after the Windhoek High Court yesterday declared a government proclamation, which sought to forbid retrenchments and salary cuts of employers during the state of emergency, as unconstitutional and invalid. A 23-year-old woman, who is accused of stabbing her 70-year-old lover multiple times to death in 2018, has denied causing his death. The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) has defended the Electoral Commission of Namibia’s decision to amend its party list of officials that were sworn in as members of the National Assembly in March this year. The police have concluded their investigations into the case of a teacher accused of fatally stabbing his wife multiple times and slitting her stomach in April last year. A woman, who allegedly killed her live-in boyfriend in Katutura May last year, is scheduled to make her preliminary plea in August. A Windhoek City Police officer, who was on trial for the killing of his wife when he reportedly ran her over with a car in 2015, was acquitted yesterday. The case of a man accused of killing and burning his live-in girlfriend last year in Windhoek could not proceed as his docket was not at court yesterday. The Windhoek Magistrate’s Court said it would not take the risk of granting bail to the suspended CEO of state-owned National Fishing Corporation of Namibia (Fishcor) Mike Nghipunya, pending the finalisation of his case.