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The case in which University of Namibia employee Frednard Gideon is challenging a Namibia University of Science and Technology’s decision to appoint Erold Naomab ahead of him as vice chancellor will only be heard next year. The newly launched Health Defence League (HDL) has threatened to take legal action against government should it implement a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination order for citizens. The State yesterday closed its case in the trial of Grant Noble and Dinath Azhar, who are facing criminal charges in relation to a cocaine bust worth N$206 million. Former National Fishing Corporation of Namibia (Fishcor) CEO Mike Nghipunya was last week dealt a double blow by the courts when two cases he is involved in were postponed. The trial of two of three men, accused of attacking and murdering an elderly couple at their Swakopmund home in 2017, was postponed to tomorrow. The health ministry has denied having been negligent in the death of a three-month-old baby, who died after allegedly receiving a vaccine at Black Chain clinic in Katutura nearly six years ago. Safety and security minister Albert Kawana and police chief Sebastian Ndeitunga are seeking a court order to rescind the default judgment which awarded N$800 000 to four students who were allegedly assaulted by law enforcement officers during a protest in 2018. The High Court is yet to determine the fate of an Outjo resident accused of murdering a two-year-old boy and sexually violating multiple women in 2012. A construction worker has been taken in for questioning by the Namibian Police for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl on the premises of a primary school in Windhoek’s Khomasdal on Tuesday this week. One of the two men tried for gang-raping a woman in Swakopmund says the court convicted him without a testimony of an eye-witness. The Oshakati High Court has ruled as inadmissible the murder confession made by a man on trial for raping, killing and dumping his girlfriend’s body in a trench alongside the Divundu Correctional Facility. A 52-year-old Windhoek resident who confessed to abducting, kidnapping and raping a five-year-old minor is currently without a lawyer. Patrick Geingob, a former teacher who allegedly stabbed his wife multiple times to death, was unable to undergo a second psychiatric evaluation. The State on Friday argued that the High Court misdirected itself when it acquitted psychiatrist Pieter van der Westhuizen (64), accused of raping one of his patients at his consulting rooms at Swakopmund. A 23-year-old woman, who is accused of stabbing her 70-year-old lover multiple times to death in 2018, whose mental state was in question during the trial, was declared mentally fit for a second time. The defence lawyer, representing a farmworker accused of killing his girlfriend and mother to his children in Maltahöhe district, says her death was accidental. A man who was claiming N$900 000 for being severely assaulted by police officers to the extent of defecating, had his suit dismissed by the Windhoek High Court yesterday. The police have finalised investigations into the case of three men who are accused of allegedly breaking into the Katutura Magistrate’s Court in July. One of the seven men standing trial for the second time in the Caprivi high treason case said he fled to Botswana because of being harassed by the police and army forces. A resident of Otavi who is serving a prison term of 60 years for gang-raping a woman more than a decade ago, wants his police docket.