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Windhoek High Court Judge Christie Liebenberg last week indicated that he would give his ruling on the admissibility of an alleged confession double murder accused Ernst Lichtenstrasser made to a police officer. State advocate Palmer Khumalo on Friday asked Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku to sentence a man she acquitted on charges of kidnapping and rape, but convicted on a lesser charge of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm to a term of imprisonment. An elderly woman, who is about to lose her house after it was sold fraudulently to a third person by her biological daughter, is suing the new owner for the return of her house in Katutura. Job Amupanda has asked Windhoek High Court Judge Shafimana Uietele to protect him from costs should he fail in his challenge to have the veterinary cordon fence, also known as the red line, removed. The plea of a Windhoek resident, accused of viciously attacking and killing his wife with a hammer, was yesterday postponed to 15 November to give his new lawyer a chance to study the docket and consult with his client. An Angolan national, who allegedly informed his neighbours he killed his live-in girlfriend and showed them the body, is now disputing that admission. A kapana seller from Havana settlement in Windhoek is suing the government for N$2.15 million for physical and emotional pain and suffering, discomfort, permanent loss of amenities, trauma, psychological damage and injury to his dignity and reputation in addition to unlawful arrest and detention. Panduleni Gotlieb (accused 1) wanted Kaurivi to recall a witness that already testified in the trial during the State’s case. The lawyer explained to Panduleni that it can only happen in extraordinary circumstances that a State witness can be recalled, but the latter insisted and Kaurivi had no option than to withdraw as legal counsel. Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku then postponed the matt The lawyers for American murder accused Marcus Thomas and Kevan Townsend this week issued blank denials to the testimony of chief inspector Felix Ndikoma on what he discovered during his investigation. Salomon Kanyemba, on behalf of Thomas, told the inspector during cross-examination that his client is denying that he smuggled in a silencer and two gun barrels in a “table leg”. Windhoek High Court Judge Orben Sibeya yesterday set the date for the hearing of the application by the curators – Dave Bruni and Ian McLaren – who were tasked to manage the assets of some of the Fishrot accused to be released from their duties on 20 January 2023. The trial of a former police officer who studied information technology and allegedly committed fraud to the tune of N$10 million, was postponed on Wednesday to give his new lawyer a chance to get up to speed with his case. A Walvis Bay woman is fighting tooth and nail to stop a local commercial bank from attaching the residence she and her two minor children called their home for the last five years. Former minister of justice and attorney general Sacky Shanghala and two of his co-accused in the Fishrot trial have joined Ricardo Gustavo in the petition to appeal Windhoek High Court Judge Kobus Miller’s decision not to recuse himself from the trial for perceived bias. The police officer, who shot and killed his colleague and friend through a toilet door during a night out, celebrating the completion of a training course, was granted bail of N$5 000 in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court. Three judges of the Namibian Supreme Court on Friday set aside the ruling of Windhoek High Court Judge Herman Oosthuizen to release Fishrot accused Ricardo Gustavo on bail. The three men, accused of the murder of renowned stock theft investigator Hiambepo ‘Major’ Kazeurua, will face another long stint behind bars before their trial resumes. Former magistrate Jaco Kennedy is again applying for bail in the Windhoek High Court based on new facts. Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg yesterday admitted a confession by double murder accused Ernst Lichtenstrasser made to several police officers after a prolonged trial within a trial. Self-admitted murderer Ernst Josef Lichtenstrasser said he was in two minds just before he fired the shots that killed two senior executives of the NIMT institute in Arandis.