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WINDHOEK - State Advocate Solomon Kanyemba yesterday asked Acting High Court Judge Alfred Siboleka to convict a man who allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend on November 10, 2014 at Independence Beach in Walvis Bay, of murder with direct intent. WINDHOEK - Recordings obtained by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of conversations between Daniel David Nghiwilepo, 42, and a former registry clerk at the Ministry of Finance, 39-year-old Veronika Kituna Thomas – who admitted WINDHOEK - Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Namibia (ELCRN) who are aggrieved by the process used to determine the new bishop of the church vowed on Tuesday this week that they will leave no stone unturned to challenge the current process of electing bishops adopted by the current leaders of the church. WINDHOEK - A former police officer from Gobabis, convicted of stabbing his two sons to death in April 2014, was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment by Judge Dinnah Usiku yesterday. WINDHOEK - Marcus Thomas who was refused further legal aid from the Ministry of Justice’s Legal Aid Department after he went through five lawyers since the start of his trial, was thrown a legal lifeline by Legal Aid after they reconsidered their position and instructed Titus Ipumbu to represent him. WINDHOEK - Three judges of the Supreme Court last week issued an order for Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku to allow State Advocate Cliff Lutibezi to cross-examine a witness they consulted with, but in the end did not call, but who was called by the defense. WINDHOEK - Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku yesterday sentenced Brendan van Wyk, 33, a resident of the seaside town of Swakopmund, to 30 years’ direct imprisonment on three convictions of rape. WINDHOEK - Charles Winston Manale, 36, was sentenced to an effective jail term of 15 years yesterday morning by Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku, on convictions of fraud and money laundering. WINDHOEK - Lukas Nepela Nikodemus, 48, confessed to the Namibian Police Force that he shot one of the two deceased he is accused of murdering after she initially shot the other victim, WINDHOEK - Growing up with a strong and fiercely independent single mother is one of the things that shaped him into the man and professional that he is today. WINDHOEK - Two Chinese nationals who admitted in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court that they attempted to bribe a police officer with N$4 000, failed at their attempt to have their conviction and sentence of two years direct imprisonment overturned on Friday in the Windhoek High Court. WINDHOEK – Oshakati High Court Judge Herman January last week sentenced a man he convicted of murdering the mother of his two minor children by beheading her with a panga to 30 years direct imprisonment on a count of murder with direct intent read with the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act. WINDHOEK - Lukas Nepela Nikodemus, the man charged with the murder and burning of two young women at a rubbish dump in Pionierspark suburb in Windhoek, stuck to his story that he did not kill the deceased and was framed by a person called Bennie when he testified in his own defense during Monday and Tuesday this week in the Windhoek High Court. WINDHOEK – Hendrik Atab Swartz, a resident of Mariental whoadmitted he strangled a 16-yearold girl to death near a cemetery between October 19 and 21, 2016 – and was further convicted on two attempted murder counts, one count WINDHOEK - The murder trial of the two Americans accused of the assassin like murder of Andre Heckmair in Windhoek in 2011 was yesterday postponed to June 16 to 20 for the continuation of their trial after Legal Aid agreed to avail another lawyer for Marcus Thomas. WINDHOEK - Double murder accused, Lukas Nepela Nikodemus, the man charged with the murder and burning of two young women at a rubbish dump in Pionierspark in Windhoek, informed the Windhoek High Court he wishes to call three witnesses to testify in his defence. WINDHOEK - One of the men accused of killing the husband of a woman accused of paying them at least N$5 000 to murder her husband wants the Windhoek High Court to release him on bail in the middle of the trial. WINDHOEK - Mbanga Siyomunji, the lawyer for Lukas Nepela Nikodemus – his third one after Milton Engelbrecht and Jan Wessels – withdrew yesterday from the double murder trial citing lack of trust between him (the lawyer) and his client as the reason. WINDHOEK - Bank Windhoek is asking the Windhoek High Court to condone their late filing of an application to protect their interests in an application by the Prosecutor-General to have three erven and two vehicles forfeited to the State. WINDHOEK - One of the five men accused of breaking into the residence of Walvis Bay businessman Hans-Jorg Möller and shooting him to death when he came to the defence of his wife is asking the High Court to release him on bail as he fears for his life.