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State advocate Felisitas Sikerete-Vendura yesterday refused to accept the guilty plea of Jeremia van Wyk, who confessed under oath to abducting and sexually violating a minor in 2019 on the rape charge because he did not admit to all the crimes he committed. Crypto-currency investment company CBI Exchange this week lodged an urgent application in the Windhoek High Court to authorise Bank Windhoek to release funds from its account for “day-to-day operations”. The rape and assault trial of a resident of Otjimbingwe in the Otjozondjupa region resumed yesterday after a hiatus of almost a year. The mother of one of the victims, who cannot be identified to protect the identity of the victim, testified that after the girl returned to Windhoek from the farm, she noticed changes in her behaviour. Self-confessed child rapist Jeremia van Wyk will hear this morning whether he is guilty of the physical rape of a five-year-old child by Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute, in addition to a charge of abduction. An inmate housed at the Windhoek Correctional Facility’s Unit 6 wants monetary compensation for an assault he claimed was perpetrated on him by at least 15 correctional officers spearheaded by correctional officer SS Shanghala. Windhoek High Court Judge Hannelie Prinsloo yesterday dismissed an application by University of Namibia professor Frednard Gideon to review and set aside The Namibia University of Science and Technology’s decision to appoint Erold Naomab ahead of him as vice chancellor. Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute yesterday convicted Jeremia van Wyk of rape by way of penile penetration of a five-year-old girl. A minor child who was raped by an elderly Windhoek man Jeremia van Wyk has developed behavioural problems since the incident, including outburst of aggression, a City Police officer said last week. New evidence that came to light in the rape and assault trial of a resident of Otjimbingwe in the Erongo region might be enough to cast reasonable doubt on the charges he faces. A South African citizen who lodged an appeal in the Supreme Court against a decision of the High Court to deny him admittance as a legal practitioner in Namibia, lost his appeal with costs last week. A former military paramedic, who is currently serving 35 years imprisonment for murdering his ex-girlfriend four years ago, has turned to the Supreme Court after his application for leave to appeal was dismissed by the High Court. Windhoek High Court Judge Claudia Claasen yesterday issued a warrant of arrest for a 31-year-old woman from Aussenkehr in the //Kharas region, who is accused of killing her six-month-old son. A drinking buddy of rape, assault, attempted rape and attempted murder accused Gavin Gawanab testified yesterday about the day of the incident in the Windhoek High Court. A global organisation has come out strongly in support of the finalisation of the Fishrot investigation and prosecution of suspects by calling the Icelandic government to find funding and provide the prosecuting office with everything it needs to complete the case as soon as possible. A local pharmaceutical company yesterday lodged an urgent application in the Windhoek High Court, where it is challenging certain bid conditions in a lucrative tender to supply medicine to government. A former senior police officer attached to the Women and Child Protection Unit in Keetmanshoop was yesterday ordered to undergo mental observation by Deputy Judge President Hosea Angula when he made a third appearance in the Windhoek High Court. Windhoek-based lawyer Jermaine Muchali successfully defended a man who was accused of stabbing another man to death during a fight at a bar. Murder accused siblings who are accused of murdering the young Shannon Wasserfall, made their first pre-trial appearance in the Windhoek High Court yesterday. The trial of two Zimbabwean citizens, accused of murdering the biological daughter of the husband, is scheduled to start in January next year, Windhoek High Court Judge Claudia Claasen, who will preside over the trial, announced yesterday. A resident of Känaan location in Gobabis yesterday pleaded not guilty to five counts of rape and two counts of housebreaking with intent to rob and robbery.