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A Windhoek couple wants certain sections of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (POCA) declared unconstitutional after such sections were used to freeze their accounts containing over N$19 million. Former education minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa and former Rehoboth town councillor Colleen van Wyk have reached a settlement in their N$250 000 defamation suit. Windhoek resident Owen Mahoto, who is accused of defrauding Cabinet minister Frans Kapofi, has denied allegations that he is a flight risk after the police could not trace him. Prosecutor general Martha Imalwa is yet to consider the petition of British farmer and businessman Harvey Boulter over the charges he is facing. The High Court is waiting on the results of the psychological evaluation done on Johann Maree, a former police reservist, facing multiple counts of rape for allegedly sexually abusing underage boys, filming and selling pornographic materials of them on the dark web. Muyahi watolopo ya Windoko Owen Mahoto, yanyazwa kakuputelela likwambuyu Frans Kapofi, uhanile likakalezo zakuli ukona kufufela kwanda naha kasamulaho mapokola bapalelwa kumufumana. One of the alleged key figures in the Fishrot saga, James Hatuikulipi, raked in more than N$58.2 million from the scheme, prosecutor general Martha Imalwa has claimed. Curators who were tasked to manage the assets of some of the Fishrot accused will keep doing their job until suitable replacements have been identified. Former Okahandja regional councillor Steve Biko Booys, who is accused of sexually violating his 20-year-old daughter, is awaiting trial after his case was transferred to the Windhoek Regional Court. An effort to resolve the ongoing board tussle between the northern-based private hospital, Ongwediva Medipark and its founding member and former managing director Dr Tshali Iithete, proved futile as negotiations failed. Namibia Wildlife Resorts has taken tourism minister Pohamba Shifeta to court over his decision to grant rights to a hospitality company to operate a passenger train to Sossusvlei in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, which will allegedly result in the closure of some roads. The Windhoek High Court has dismissed the application by the Blouwes Traditional Authority for an order to compel rural development minister Erastus Uutoni to consider Johannes Koopman as their chief. The High Court has declined to set aside the decision of the Pharmacy Council of Namibia not to terminate the registration of Dis-Chem Pharmacies as community pharmacies in Namibia. The Roads Authority is challenging a decision of the Public Procurement Review Panel to have various tenders for the maintenance of tarred roads handled by the Central Procurement Board of Namibia. Two groups, who are embroiled in a dispute over the ownership of a plot that houses the Commando Hall in Katutura, have agreed to try and reach an amicable solution. Judgement in the matter involving Puma Energy Namibia and the Namibia Bus and Taxi Association, who are fighting for a piece of land on which both parties have been operating for years, was postponed once again. After countless attempts to get Trustco Bank Namibia to put its house in order, the inevitable happened last week when the Bank of Namibia filed papers in the Windhoek High Court for an order to liquidate that bank. A fishing company, against which Seawork Fish Processors is trying to get a court interdict against it selling off its fishing quotas, says the latter is trying to secure future quotas through it. A local company is suing the City of Windhoek for N$2.8 million after it failed to pay for the handling and treatment of the town’s sewage sludge. A man, accused of killing his wife and daughter and injuring two other people in a shooting spree over the weekend, is suicidal.