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British businessman Harvey Boulter is fighting to have the Windhoek High Court strike an early blow to an N$84.5 million lawsuit filed against him by the family of his deceased farm manager, whom he is accused of killing in 2021. Lawyers representing chief magistrate Philanda Christiaan, Electoral Commission of Namibia’s regional coordinator in //Kharas Augustinus Ucham as well as the urban and rural development minister Erastus Utoni said //Kharas residents have been deprived of a legally functioning leadership since 2020. The protracted saga of suspended CEO Hilya Nghiwete and the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund is heading to the Supreme Court. Windhoek City Police chief Abraham Kanime’s 2020 employment contract, which has been clouded in controversy, was the focal point on Friday during a lawsuit in which his employer wants him to pay back the income earned. The police are still investigating a case in which a 57-year-old man killed his wife and daughter, and attempted to kill four other people in a shooting spree last year in Stinkwater, Dordabis area. The Windhoek High Court has ruled in favour of former Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) president Jeremia Nambinga, allowing him to continue using a public road he was denied access to by his farm neighbour, John Mudjanima. Oil exploration company, Red Soil Energy and Mineral Exploration, has accused the mines ministry of illegally declining its application to favour “politically connected people”. Chinese construction company China Railway Seventh Group has agreed to drop a suit in which it was demanding N$10 million in damages as it constructs the dual carriageway to the Hosea International Airport. The hearing for the case in which the Namibia Student Financial Assistance Fund (Nsfaf) wants the court to compel its former payment officer to pay back more than N$500 000 he fraudulently transferred to a “student” will continue in July. Suspended Grootfontein municipality CEO Kisco Sinvula has managed to convince the High Court that he stands a good chance at proving and subsequently winning his labour dispute currently before court. The education ministry has notified the Windhoek High Court of its decision not to continue with the suit it had filed against the review panel’s decision to suspend the contracts awarded to four food supply companies and have the tendering process start afresh. A 27-year-old man, who in a jealous rage stabbed to death his former ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend, was sentenced to serve 37 years imprisonment by the Oshakati HighCourt. Those involved in the ongoing leadership dispute of Namibia’s oldest political party, Swanu, have decided to try and reach an amicable solution in their squabble. The case in which Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigator Phelem Masule is fighting the decision of Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila to unceremoniously reverse his promotion in 2020, is currently on hold for a presiding officer to be appointed. At face value, Namibian president Hage Geingob and First Lady Monica Geingos may be the couple that is steering the Namibian ship. But at home, they are your regular Joes. Independent Patriots for Change councillor Sifried Junios //Garoëb has said former councillor Ciske Smith-Howard cannot hide under the guise of “political commentary” as a defence for defaming him. The hearing for the suit in which finance deputy minister Maureen Hinda-Mbuende is demanding N$1 million for alleged defamatory Facebook posts by Affirmative Repositioning leader Job Amupanda, will be heard in five months’ time. British farmer and businessman Harvey Boulter want the High Court to review the decision of the prosecutor general to continue prosecuting him over allegations surrounding a shooting incident that resulted in the death of his farm manager in 2021. President Hage Geingob will be leaving today for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he will attend the 36th African Union (AU) ordinary session of the assembly of heads of state and government. A three-judge bench of the High Court dismantled land activist Dimbulukeni Nauyoma’s constitutionality challenge of the squatters’ proclamation law before throwing it out.