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Windhoek High Court Judge Orben Sibeya yesterday dismissed an application by mega haul drug dealing accused Grant Noble (36) and Dinath Azhar (62) for discharge in terms of section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Act. A Namibian woman was left stranded when her luxury vehicle was declared forfeited to the State after prosecutor general Martha Imalwa obtained a preservation order. A Windhoek resident, who is accused of raping his biological daughter several times and forcing her to abort the foetus after impregnating her, intends to apply for a discharge on some of the charges he faces in the Windhoek High Court. Prosecutor general Martha Imalwa has lodged an appeal in the Supreme Court against the release of Fishrot accused Ricardo Gustavo by Windhoek High Court Judge Herman Oosthuizen on an N$800 000 bond. The prosecution has asked Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku to convict murder accused Petrus Jacobus du Plessis on all charges he is facing. Lay litigant August Maletzky and his former employee Simon Afrikaner, pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud, corruption, forgery and conspiracy to commit fraud and corruption and money laundering in the Windhoek High Court yesterday before Judge Herman January. Chief Justice Peter Shivute, in concurrence with judges of appeal Sylvester Mainga and Dave Smuts, yesterday increased a convicted child molester’s sentence from an initial eight years to an effective 18 years. A Windhoek resident who is accused of raping his biological daughter several times and forcing her to abort the foetus after impregnating her, this week lodged an application for a discharge on some of the charges he faces in the Windhoek High Court. The conveyancer who handled the transfer of the disputed property that August Maletzky is accused of selling fraudulently, took to the stand yesterday before Windhoek High Court Judge Herman January. An Egyptian national who made Namibia his home is set to appeal a High Court ruling that declared the marriage between his father and a Chinese national, which was conducted in Katima Mulilo, as being in community of property. A former teacher who is accused of fatally stabbing his wife 12 times in front of their children, wants the Directorate of Legal Aid to pay for a private mental assessment. High Court Judge Claudia Claasen yesterday ordered that a Windhoek resident accused of raping his biological daughter several times and forcing her to abort the foetus after impregnating her, has a case to answer. A farmworker from the Maltahöhe area thanked Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku yesterday after she sentenced him to an effective 20 years in prison for a conviction of murder without direct intent. Namibia’s Ombudsman, Basilius Dyakugha has taken a dig at Cabinet ministers who use their positions and sensitive information to enrich themselves and their cronies. Chief investigator of the Anti-Corruption Commission Andreas Kanyangela found the going tough yesterday fielding questions from Vas Soni, the South African advocate of Sackey Shanghala, James Hatuikulipi and Pius Mwatelulo. Defence lawyers representing some of the Fishrot accused attempted to destroy the credentials of the chief investigator of the Anti-Corruption Commission, Andreas Kanyangela, who is the State’s star witness in the ongoing bail application. Two judges of the Windhoek High Court had some choice words for a magistrate they say completely bungled a trial in which four men were accused of dealing in cannabis. Three statements made by a deceased with regards to an assault days before her ultimate demise at the hands of her boyfriend, was ruled inadmissible by a judge in the Oshakati High Court. Chief investigator of the Anti-Corruption Commission Andreas Kanyangela has dismissed claims that the arrests of the Fishrot accused, who were taken into custody on the eve of election day in 2019, was politically motivated. Government has enlisted the services of senior advocate Raymond Heathcote to lead its case against a challenge by Windhoek councillor Job Amupanda over the existence of the veterinary cordon fence, which is also known as the redline.