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Windhoek High Court acting Judge Kobus Miller yesterday indicated he will endeavour to deliver his ruling on a recusal application brought by Fishrot accused Ricardo Gustavo and former minister of fisheries Bernhard Esau. Three judges of the Supreme Court yesterday struck an appeal hearing against the conviction of former ministerial advisor Vincent Likoro from the roll as it was unprocedural. A clearly fed-up Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Alfred Siboleka stuck to his guns on Monday by refusing to allow another postponement in the long-running trial of the three men, accused of the murder of renowned stock theft investigator Hiambepo ‘Major’ Kazeurua. Murder accused Stockley Kauejao yesterday lodged an application for Judge Alfred Siboleka to recuse himself from his trial that has been running since 2015. Windhoek High Court acting Judge Petrus Unengu on Thursday sentenced fraud convict Immanuel David Freitas Dias to a N$200 000 fine or five years imprisonment, plus a further five years, suspended wholly for five years. A young man from Outjo, who was convicted of the brutal murder of his girlfriend, was sentenced to an effective jail term of 28 years by Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute. A senior police officer attached to the Women and Child Protection Unit in Keetmanshoop made a first appearance in the Windhoek High Court yesterday before Deputy Judge President Hosea Angula. A Rehoboth resident, who allegedly killed his 18-year-old pregnant girlfriend, made his second pre-trial appearance last week before Deputy Judge President Hosea Angula. British mogul Harvey Boulter is to face a charge of murder and three charges of contravening the Arms and Ammunitions Act in the Windhoek High Court. State advocate Ian Malumani has asked Windhoek High Court Judge Claudia Claasen to remove a Gobabis man, who was convicted of a second murder, from society as he is “clearly a danger to society.” Windhoek High Court Judge Claudia Claasen saved Forex traders Michael Amushelelo and Gregory Cloete the trouble of bringing a recusal application when she withdrew from the matter herself. Two men, convicted of gang-raping a woman in the Omaheke region nearly eight years ago, were sentenced to an effective 18 years imprisonment each by Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute yesterday. Prominent lawyer Sisa Namandje has promised fireworks when he gives his final arguments on the innocence of his clients and suspected drug traffickers Grant Noble and his co-accused Dinath Azhar before Windhoek High Court Judge Orben Sibeya this morning. A 30-year-old woman from Aussenkehr, accused of killing her six-month-old son by throwing him on the ground and fracturing his skull, continued her claims of innocence when she testified in her own defence yesterday. Three judges ruled in favour of Shoprite Namibia in an appeal they brought against a High Court judgment denying them the use of “seasonal workers” in place of striking workers. Police reservist Sakaria Kuutondokwa Kokule is continuing his fight to be released on bail before his trial on corruption and attempting to defeat the course of justice charges in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court. The State has failed dismally to prove its case against Grant Noble and his co-accused Dinath Azhar, their lawyer Sisa Namandje told Windhoek High Court Judge Orben Sibeya on Friday. FRAUD accused Manga Nawa- Mukena and her husband Joseph Mukena yesterday gave notice to Windhoek High Court Judge Herman January that they intend to challenge certain sections of the Criminal Procedure Act. A 30-year-old farmworker accused of killing his employer with an axe and kidnapping and raping the wife of the victim, claimed he acted in self-defence during his testimony yesterday. A Windhoek resident, who is accused of raping his biological daughter several times and forcing her to abort the foetus after impregnating her, has instructed an advocate to defend him during the last stretch of his trial.