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Khuta Yepahami nepwacize kupo yaputako yamushemi wamuuna, yana bata taelo yakuhanisa mwanahae wamusizana kuli asike ayobulukwa mabapa nibabañwi, babane bane batimezi mwakozi yafamukwakwa yene ezahezi mabapa ni Kongola, mwasikiliti sa Zambezi viki yefelile. The prosecutor general has decided to arraign former police reservist Johann Wickus Maree with 64 criminal charges and have him tried in the High Court. Former magistrate Walter ‘Rooies’ Mostert is still nowhere to be found as police are still trying to trace him. A couple, who is currently serving prison sentences for raping a minor in 2007 in the Zambezi region, suffered a legal blow when their appeal application against their conviction was struck from the roll by the High Court. Finance deputy minister Maureen Hinda-Mbuende is suing former Windhoek mayor and leader of Affirmative Repositioning movement, Job Amupanda for N$1 million over a Facebook post. Ernst Lichtenstrasser, accused of shooting and killing two top executives of the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology, is testing his luck for a third time, hoping to be released on bail. Same-sex couples who were fighting to have their marriages to foreign nationals, concluded outside of Namibia, recognised by Government, said yesterday’s defeat in the High Court is not a total loss. The organisers of the Kora All-Africa Music Awards failed to furnish the court with evidence of their alleged expenses incurred over the cancellation of the awards in 2016. Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) at the eleventh hour of court proceedings against them on Friday, decided not to proceed with a disciplinary hearing of suspended Swakopmund constituency councillor Ciske Howard-Smith. The State is seeking life imprisonment for a former military paramedic, convicted of intentionally shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child four years ago. The application by late Ovambanderu chief Kilus Nguvauva, in which he challenged government’s decision to recognise chief Turimuro Hoveka as a traditional leader, has hit a legal bump in the road as the latter attacks the State’s amended notice of motion. The Affirmative Repositioning movement’s suit against government’s failure to service and deliver 200 000 plots in urban areas countrywide is on hold as the court waits for the Supreme Court to pronounce itself on the exception appeal. A substantial number of legal practitioners have advised their clients not to approach the courts due to the high legal costs, despite having trust in the country’s judicial system. One of the men on trial for murdering 71-year-old Gerhardus Petrus Koekemoer at his Outjo home in 2014 has denied knowing his co-accused and having a hand in the death of the elderly, although he had admitted guilt in a warning statement. The police are still carrying out investigations into the case involving two men who were arrested for allegedly having a hand in the death of a 22-year-old man whose remains were found in a freezer at Herero Mall in Katutura Central last year. The ongoing battle between suspended Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund CEO Hilya Nghiwete and her employer has cost taxpayers N$8.4 million so far. Land reform minister Calle Schlettwein says he is worried about the public’s perception on land administration processes. Ricardo Gustavo, one of the Fishrot accused, is yet to commence work, despite having confirmed under oath that he has been offered employment. Justice minister Yvonne Dausab has implored staff to think of the legacy they want to leave behind by working very hard. A former teacher, who allegedly stabbed his wife multiple times to death, is disputing the findings of a psychiatric report that found he is mentally fit to stand trial.