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Two under-aged girls, who were raped and trafficked by a South African national, suffered post-traumatic stress after the sexual encounters, a social worker testified yesterday in the Windhoek High Court. Nigel van Wyk, the former employee of Fishrot accused Sacky Shanghala, has approached the ombudsman to help him in his quest to regain his freedom. Windhoek High Court Judge Claudia Claasen yesterday reasoned custodial sentence was unavoidable, considering the circumstances that led to the murder of student leader Helao Ndjaba at the hands of the commissioner of refugees Likius Valombola. A warning statement made by one of three men accused of gang-raping a young woman at Otjurukune Reserve in the Gobabis area on 17 June 2014 was admitted into evidence on Tuesday by Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute. A man from northern Namibia who beat his mother to death was convicted of murder read with the provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act last week by Oshakati High Court Acting Judge Danie Small. A farmworker from the Maltahöhe area was convicted of murder with direct intent read with the provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act over the death of the mother of his four children. State advocate Marthino Olivier has asked Windhoek High Court Judge Johanna Salionga to sentence three persons, convicted of murder and conspiracy to commit murder, to life in prison. Windhoek High Court acting Judge Kobus Miller last week refused to grant three Angolans and two Namibians, who were convicted and sentenced in the tax fraud case leave to appeal the convictions and sentences in the Supreme Court. The trial of a Gobabis resident, who is charged with murdering another woman in the same manner as in a previous murder he was convicted and sentenced for, was set on the back burner, as the lawyer representing him is dealing with a death in his immediate family. Muyemeli wamuuso Marthino Olivier ukupile muatuli mwaKhuta Yepahami yaWindoko Johanna Salionga, kuatulela batu babalalu babafumanwi mulatu wabubulai ni kuongaonga kubulaya mutu, kuina mwatolongo bupilo bwabona kaufela. Phillipus Mwapopi, one of the Fishrot accused looking for his liberty in a continuing bail application in the High Court, yesterday admitted that he received various payments from several fishing enterprises. Windhoek High Court Judge Shafimana Uietele on Tuesday questioned the advance payments for “consultancy work not yet done” by bail-seeking Phillipus Mwapopi. The appointments of James Hatuikulipi and Mike Nghipunya as chairperson and CEO of the Fishing Corporation of Namibia (Fishcor), respectively, were done unprocedurally and not in line with the provisions of the law, a leading investigator into the Fishrot matter claimed yesterday. Former CEO of the National Fishing Corporation of Namibia (Fishcor) Mike Nghipunya was instrumental in the negotiations to sell the entity’s lucrative quotas to third parties. Henties Bay mayor Lewies Vermaak is facing a N$200 000 lawsuit, which has been instituted against him by fellow local authority councillor Sifried Junios //Garoëb. Judgement in the constitutional challenge lodged by disgraced former CEO of the National Fishing Corporation of Namibia (Fishcor) Mike Nghipunya will only be delivered on 29 September, three judges of the High Court announced yesterday. Millions of dollars flowed to the pockets of the accused in the Fishrot matter while no legal business was conducted between the entities involved in the vast network of businesses fingered in the scam, according to court documents. Windhoek High Court Judge Claudia Claasen yesterday dismissed an application by double murder accused Ernst Lichtenstrasser (60) to be released on bail pending the finalisation of his trial. Trevor Brockerhoff, the lawyer of Fishrot accused Ricardo Gustavo, yesterday gave notice to Windhoek High Court acting Judge Kobus Miller that he will apply for the judge’s recusal from the trial for perceived bias. The Supreme Court on Friday determined that the High Court of Namibia has jurisdiction to hear labour matters.