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The case of a man and his wife who are accused of assaulting his daughter to death, burning her body and dumping it in a rubbish skip in Windhoek two years ago, is ready to proceed to trial. A Gobabis resident accused of kidnapping, raping and strangling a 27-year-old woman to death is currently waiting on the Directorate of Legal Aid to appoint a lawyer for his case. A 39-year-old man, currently serving a 30-year sentence for assaulting his 19-year-old girlfriend to death with a palm tree branch in 2012, is suing the authorities for over N$750 000. Anti-Corruption Commission investigator Phelem Masule – whose promotion was unceremoniously reversed by Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila – will continue to challenge her decision. Mubakweli kumueteleli waba atuli Hosea Angula, ukupile sikwata sesi zekisa muuso hala masheleñi alikana bolule baN$139.1, hala zuzekiswa kamafosisa kasamulaho akusa fumaniwa mafosisa mwataba yabukwenuheli ya Caprivi, kuli bafe mabaka akatisa kuli taba yabona isike yatakulwa famukoloko. The application by the Christian Democratic Voice party to have its president Gotthard Kandume step down and hand over the party’s account has fallen by the wayside after it was struck from the court roll. The trial of a man, accused of killing his 10-week pregnant girlfriend, will resume today in the Windhoek High Court. Urban and rural development minister Erastus Uutoni has declined to consider for a second time the application of Johannes Koopman to become chief of the Blouwes Traditional Authority. One of three people, currently on trial for the murder of renowned stock theft investigator Wilfred ‘Major’ Kazeurua in Gobabis in 2012, has withdrawn his bail application in the High Court. A man, accused of sexually violating and forcing his teenage daughter to repeatedly abort the foetus, was denied bail for a second time by the Windhoek Regional Court yesterday. Former judicial officer and fraud accused Walter ‘Rooies’ Mostert will be tried for escaping from custody in November last year. An attempt by the minister of safety and security to drag the Inspector General of the Namibian police into a N$450 000 lawsuit of unlawful arrest and detention by retired army commander Thomas ‘Nopoudjuu’ Hamunyela, was dismissed yesterday in the High Court. Four men, who were convicted and sentenced to hefty jail periods for stealing cattle with a combined value of N$300 000 in the Otjiwarongo area, are pleading with the High Court to reconsider. The Landless People’s Movement’s attempt to get the High Court to rescind its judgement in which it ordered the party to reinstate two of its members whom it had withdrawn from the Mariental town council, was shot down by the court. A former police reservist accused of sexually abusing teenage boys, and recording and selling pornographic materials of them on the dark web, has taken his fight to be released on bail to the High Court. The trial of two of three men, accused of killing 71-year-old Gerhardus Petrus Koekemoer at his Outjo home in 2014, is on hold. The police are still investigating the case of five men, who were allegedly found in possession of N$5.7 million worth of dagga in Windhoek last year. Andre Majiedt, a former police officer who was convicted and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for carrying out an armed robbery in Windhoek, had his conviction and sentence set aside on appeal by the High Court. Secretary to Cabinet George Simataa has taken his fight not to testify in Gondwana Collection Namibia’s ongoing N$638 million lawsuits against Hollard Insurance Namibia to the Supreme Court. A group accused of allegedly breaking into the Katutura Magistrate’s Court in July last year will be going on trial next year.