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The Windhoek Magistrate’s Court has extended the warrant of arrest issued against two suspects, who form part of the group of businessmen, women and multiple business entities they own for allegedly defrauding the Ministry of Finance of N$3.5 billion in revenue. Land activist Dimbulukeni Nauyoma wants to rope in the prosecutor general Martha Imalwa and police chief Sebastian Ndeitunga in court proceedings, as he challenges the legality of the Squatter Proclamation AG, 21 of 1985. The lack of legal representation for a pensioner currently serving a life sentence for killing his girlfriend when she tried breaking up with him has caused a bump in his appeal. Activists Michael Amushelelo and Dimbulukeni Nauyoma have decided to try their luck with the courts once more in the hope of being released on bail pending the finalisation of their case. The suit filed by expelled Independent Patriots for Change party member and former chairperson of the Erongo Regional Council, Ciske Smith-Howard, is ongoing in the High Court. Chinese construction company, China Railway Seventh Group, has dragged three insurance companies, for refusing to pay out N$10 million in damages, to court. The State is seeking a green light from the High Court so it may be granted leave to appeal the sentence of fraud convict and former branch manager of Pupkewitz Megabuild, Immanuel David Freitas Dias, in the Supreme Court. The police are yet to conclude investigations into the case of a woman, who was raped, murdered and her body dumped at a church last year. Two Windhoek residents, who were arrested in connection to the lifeless body of a 22-year-old that was discovered in freezer at Herero Mall in Katutura, have denied any wrongdoing. Four community forest and conservancy organisations from the Kavango region claim there is no viable oil in the area as they fight to stop exploration activities by the Canadian company ReconAfrica, despite authorisation having been granted by the authorities. The Omuthiya Town Council has been accused of stealing the Othithiya Festival concept, allegedly pitched to it in 2019. As cases of gender-based violence continue unabated, the ministry of justice created an environment that is friendly for victims to testify without fear. A Windhoek driving instructor is seeking N$800 000 from the Namibian Police in a lawsuit for arresting, detaining, and assaulting him in May. TransNamib on Saturday managed to convince the High Court to put a temporary halt to the planned industrial action by its workers that was scheduled to start today. Fishrot accused Ricardo Gustavo is fighting tooth and nail to have High Court Acting Judge Kobus Miller recuse himself from his trial, fearing he won’t be impartial. The Supreme Court ruled the Herero Royal Red Flag Association has a legal claim to a city plot of which the rival faction wants ownership. Suspended Grootfontein municipality CEO Kisco Sinvula has failed in his attempt to stop his disciplinary hearing from taking place. The Namibian Police officer, accused of shooting and killing his colleague through a toilet door at a bar, was denied bail by the Katutura Magistrate’s Court. The Windhoek High Court on Monday struck the appeal of a man convicted of strangling to death the elder sister of the mother of his three children in 2012, from the roll. Despite receiving an eviction order to vacate the Hosea Kutako International Airport, United Kingdom-based company Menzies Aviation is forging ahead to have the Namibia Airports Company’s decision to award the ground handling contract to Paragon and partners reviewed.