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The trial of a woman accused of stabbing her 70-year-old boyfriend to death has hit a bump. The hopes of a kidnapping and rape convict to have his conviction overturned were dashed after the High Court dismissed his appeal. A new lawyer has been appointed for a man convicted and sentenced to 30 years imprisonment for murdering his ex-girlfriend over the paternity of their son. Two of three men on trial for allegedly gang-raping a young woman at Otjurukune Reserve in the Gobabis area in 2017, say the State failed to prove their case beyond reasonable doubt. First Lady Monica Geingos says false statements made by Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) member and northern-based teacher Abed ‘Bishop’ Hishoono, in a widely circulated video, were meant to score cheap political points. The trial of former National Fishing Corporation of Namibia CEO Mike Nghipunya has been postponed to August. Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) member and teacher Abed ‘Bishop’ Hishoono has asked the court to show mercy when deciding on how much he should fork out in a defamation suit filed against him by First Lady Monica Geingos. The chief magistrate, an Electoral Commission of Namibia’s regional coordinator and the minister of urban and rural development are in for a long wait after the High Court scheduled to hear their matter in June. Chief Justice Peter Shivute says a worrying trend of theft and fraud amongst employees within the Office of the Judiciary is intolerable. Family and friends of northern-based teacher Abednego ‘Bishop’ Hishoono, who was ordered by the High Court to pay N$250 000 to First Lady Monica Geingos for defamation, have indicated their willingness to help raise the funds. Namibian Police Chief Inspector Christina van Dunem DaFonsech-Shikongo is embroiled in a dispute with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia over the customary rights to a piece of land worth N$6.8 million situated close to the Omafo township of Helao Nafidi in the Ohangwena region. A man and his wife accused of assaulting his daughter to death, burning her body and dumping it in a rubbish skip in Windhoek two years ago, made their first appearance in the High Court yesterday. Gilbert Muhongo Mutwa, one of the three people claiming to be the rightful heir to the throne of the Masubia Traditional Authority, has taken the matter to the High Court for determination. Jeremia van Wyk, a Windhoek resident who confessed to abducting, kidnapping and raping a five-year-old minor, has been allocated a new legal aid lawyer after his previous lawyer died. A mother suing health authorities for allegedly causing the death of her three-month-old infant after a vaccine shot in 2015, will only hear judgement in the matter in July this year. Independent Patriots for Change member and teacher Abednego ‘Bishop’ Hishoono has taken an indefinite break from social media after he was successfully sued by First Lady Monica Geingos. A woman accused of killing her newborn, cutting open her stomach and removing the bowels, is yet to undergo psychiatric evaluation. Prosecutor general Martha Imalwa has decided to prosecute a group of businesspeople, including Chinese-born tycoon Jack Huang, as well as multiple business entities over charges of tax evasion, fraud and money laundering involving N$3.5 billion. A former military paramedic, convicted of killing his former girlfriend and mother of his child, was sentenced to 35 years imprisonment yesterday. The High Court has allocated a date for it to hear the legal challenge of the Squatters Proclamation Act of 1985.