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The Windhoek High Court found that a former military paramedic, who was on trial for gunning down his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child, was guilty of murder with direct intent to kill. The bail hearing of a former employee of corruption accused Sackey Shanghala and his business partner James Hatuikulipi has been bogged down by incessant delays. Some of the Namibian and Angolan nationals who were earlier this year convicted of defrauding the finance ministry of N$26.4 million through a value-added tax refund fraud scheme, have failed to take liability for their crimes. The Windhoek High Court has dismissed an application in which a gang-rape convict sought leave to appeal his conviction in the Supreme Court. A teacher who was discharged from public service for allegedly having a romantic relationship with a pupil in 2018, says he was coerced into admitting guilt. Joseph Germanus (29) is currently before the Oshakati High Court where he is fighting for the court to review and set aside the labour court’s decision to discharge him from public service. Immanuel Jeremiah, spouse to former Mr. Gay Namibia Wendelinus Hamutenya, was denied bail yesterday by the Katutura Magistrate’s Court. Jeremiah (31) made his first court appearance before magistrate Dennis Shivangulula on a charge of attempted murder. The Directorate of Legal Aid has appointed a new lawyer for an American national on trial for murder to represent him in his N$1.1 million lawsuit against the safety ministry. A warning statement made by one of three men accused of gang-raping a young woman at Otjurukune Reserve in the Gobabis area on 17 June 2014 was admitted into evidence on Tuesday by Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute. A lack of legal representation for some of the accused charged alongside former prosecutor Ivan Tjizu for allegedly fraudulently scamming the Office of the Judiciary in witness fees, has caused a delay in the trial. The labour war between the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation and the Namibia Public Workers Union is far from over as the matter heads to court for resolution. Fishrot accused and a former employee of corruption accused Sacky Shanghala and his business partner James Hatuikulipi withdrew his bail application yesterday in the High Court. The High Court has ordered for a farmworker, accused of murdering his employer and raping the wife of his employer, to undergo mental observation as he has requested. A warrant of arrest has been issued against a Yemeni national accused of killing a man over a million-dollar deal that turned sour in 2016. Submissions before sentencing in the case of former military paramedic Johannes Neuaka, who was found guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child, will be heard next year. The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has been restrained by court from forging ahead with its decisions to cut employees’ leave payouts from 90 to 45 days and to discontinue annual salary notch increments. The State has lost its bid to approach the Supreme Court to appeal the acquittal of psychiatrist Pieter van der Westhuizen, who is accused of raping one of his patients at his consulting rooms in Swakopmund. The incriminating warning statement made by one of the men accused of attacking and murdering an elderly couple at their home in Swakopmund will now form part of the evidence in the ongoing trial. The trial of two American nationals accused of murdering a young Namibian man nearly 10 years ago in Windhoek will proceed next year. Landless People’s Movement leaders Bernadus Swartbooi and Henny Seibeb have turned to the courts again to challenge a decision taken by a parliamentary committee to investigate their conduct in the August House. The Anti-Corruption of Commission has submitted 694 corruption cases to the prosecutor general for prosecution since its inception in 2006.