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The prosecution is appealing the 10-year wholly suspended sentence of a Windhoek resident who stabbed his colleague to death in 2015. A mother, who sued the state for negligently causing the death of her three-month-old daughter after a vaccine shot in 2015, lost the suit on Friday in the High Court. Bargaining union Namibia Transport and Allied Workers Union (Natau) says the results of a TransNamib workers’ nationwide strike vote will be released today. The Windhoek High Court yesterday struck from the roll the appeal of a man convicted of killing his former employer in 2019. Rail parastatal TransNamib has been given a mandatory 48-hour notice by the Namibia Transport and Allied Workers Union to resolve the ongoing wage dispute. Negotiations meant to settle the N$18 million suit, filed by academic Fred Mwilima, whose wife was shot and killed by her subordinate while on duty, have failed. Mukadi kavamugwene epuko mpanguro zonene nkera morwa kudipaga munwendi gomakwedi ntazimwe ogu gadeye mekuma yikando yoyinzi melima 2019. Government hostels across the country are at the risk of running out of food after the Central Procurement Board of Namibia’s review panel suspended the contract awarded to four food supply companies, and ordered the tendering process to start afresh. Activists Dimbulukeni Nauyoma and Michael Amushelelo were released on bail yesterday after the High Court concluded that there was no evidence indicating they will commit further offences. TransNamib has opened a criminal case against workers for damaging company property at Walvis Bay. A northern police officer, who was dismissed from his job for an interview with a local media house, is unsure of his career with the Namibian police force. A man serving 14 years imprisonment for sexually violating a six-year-old minor girl is fighting to remain accommodated in a single cell while serving his sentence as he fears for his life. TransNamib has called the Namibia Transport and Allied Workers Union (Natau) back to the negotiation table, hoping to bring an end to the strike that threatens to bring the embattled railway carrier to its knees. Two of three men on trial for the murder of renowned stock theft investigator Wilfred ‘Major’ Kazeurua in Gobabis in 2012 are fighting to have the presiding judge step down from their case. Two men who were convicted of killing a truck driver after he gave them a lift and robbing him of more than 2 000 crates of beer are heading to the Supreme Court to appeal their conviction. The long-awaited hearing on the constitutional challenge of the Squatter Proclamation AG, 21 of 1985 is scheduled for December. A forex trader, accused of defrauding 79 people of over N$4 million, will be going on trial in November. Lawyers representing prosecutor general Martha Imalwa say the law does not permit her to take the witness stand in civil proceedings. An amended section of the Communications Act, 2009 which gave the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) powers to impose any percentage they see fit for regulatory levies on providers of communication services in Namibia, has been declared unconstitutional by the High Court. Suspended Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund CEO Hilya Nghiwete is in for another two weeks wait to hear if the High Court will rule in favour of her reinstatement.