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The legal battle to get the government to honour its promise of delivering 200 000 erven was once again postponed yesterday as the High Court awaits the Supreme Court to pronounce itself. Former Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund CEO Hilya Nghiwete wants to be granted an opportunity to petition the Supreme Court after the High Court cancelled her reinstatement. Tourism minister Pohamba Shifeta has agreed to cancel the concession rights he granted to a local tourism company to build and operate a passenger train within Sossusvlei in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. A man, who was arrested for allegedly swindling defence minister Frans Kapofi off his money, will take the stand next year to answer to the allegations. Musician-turned-businessman John Sylvanus John has successfully won a lawsuit against the Ministry of Works following a fallout over the demolition of a government building in Okahandja. Namibia Bus and Taxi Association’s (Nabta’s) longstanding internal conflict has led to its secretary general Pendapala Nakathingo filing a N$1.5 million defamation suit against the association’s former president Vespa Muunda. A teenage boy, who was arrested in March 2021 for allegedly assaulting and sexually violating a four-year-old girl, will take the stand next year to answer to the allegations. Windhoek High Court Judge Marlene Tommasi has stepped down from the matter in which a murder convict serving life imprisonment for killing his former girlfriend by slitting her throat, is suing the Namibia Correctional Service (NCS) for N$10 million for alleged torture. A 39-year-old woman accused of murdering a couple by setting alight their shack during the festive season, is seeking to obtain a state-funded lawyer. A Windhoek resident, who was filmed while assaulting a teacher at school on Monday for allegedly cheating with her husband, was granted bail yesterday by the Katutura Magistrate’s Court. The Ministry of Safety and Security will have to dig into its coffers once more to pay an inmate N$50 000 after he was assaulted by correctional officers. The trial of Ernst Josef Lichtenstrasser, who admitted to having shot and killed two senior executives of the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology in Arandis, will resume today in the Windhoek High Court. Likolo la Silelezo ni Buiketo lina ni kufungulula N$50 000 kulifa mutamiwa kasamulaho akunatiwa kibababeleki bakwatolongo. The Safety and Security Ministry’s, head of correctional facilities are currently at the negotiation table with an inmate, who is suing them over prison food that has caused him allergies. One of the four people, accused of killing renowned stock theft investigator Wilfred ‘Major’ Kazeurua, will remain behind bars, as the High Court yesterday threw out his bailapplication. A Kavango East resident, who is suing Canadian oil and gas company, ReconAfrica, for allegedly illegally drilling on a crop field the family has owned for over 50 years, managed to convince the court to have the Kavango East Communal Land Board be a part of the ongoing suit. The National Fishing Corporation of Namibia is fighting to rid itself of several agreements that were concluded by some of the key figures in the ongoing multi-million-dollar Fishrot corruption case. The Namibia Bus and Taxi Association has been ordered by the High Court to vacate the offices on a piece of land they have operated on for over two decades. The High Court yesterday ruled that Namibia Student Financial Assistance Fund’s former payment officer has a case to answer. Two men who were arrested in connection to the rape and murder of a 29-year-old woman, whose body was found dumped at a local church in Windhoek in 2021, were released on bail yesterday.