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WINDHOEK – Apart from cash of over N$30 000 that went up in flames, 19 people were also left destitute when fire ravaged their homes in two informal settlements in the capital. WINDHOEK - The 25-year-old man who is due to appear in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court today after he genitally mutilated and defiled an eight-year-old girl last Friday, has 10 other criminal cases pending against him, ranging from rape to attempted rape and assault. WINDHOEK – ‘He must not get bail. Because what he did to me is bad.’ This is what the 10-year-old girl who was genitally mutilated and defiled last week told her father before he left for the Katutura Magistrate’s Court where the man who had raped her appeared yesterday morning. WINDHOEK - Meet Stina Wu, who started as a kindergarten teacher in China many years ago and became a multi-millionaire businesswoman in Namibia. Wu is the founder and executive chairperson of Helmsman group that owns shopping complexes and involved in building houses in Oshakati, Karirib and Rundu, amongst other businesses. WINDHOEK – Drug dealing in Namibia is increasing worryingly, with police confiscating a staggering N$1.9 million worth of drugs last month alone, and arresting 115 Namibians and several foreigners. WINDHOEK - The Namibian police will propose the amendment of the Liquor Act to make it compulsory for alcohol outlet owners to install Close-Circuit Television (CCTV) at their premises, before the issuance of a licence or renewal of their licences is entertained. WINDHOEK- The Inspector General of the Namibian Police Force, Sebastian Ndeitunga, said he wants the salaries of officers holding the rank of inspector and below increased as the force is losing personnel due to resignations. WINDHOEK – The legacy of late Cheryl Avihe Ujaha, 9, who was murdered and her body dismembered two months ago, lives on as she was posthumously awarded as top Grade 3 pupil in her class at the school’s recent prize-giving ceremony. Ujaha was awarded in Afrikaans with 83 percent, English 85 percent and mathematics with 87 percent at Gammams Primary School in Khomasdal last week. WINDHOEK - A man serving time at Windhoek Correctional Facility for killing his girlfriend has urged men to amicably accept women’s decision to end intimate relationships. WINDHOEK - TransNamib CEO Johny Smith said the company requires N$2.5 billion in order to purchase new technology, new locomotives, additional assets and maintaining their infrastructures amongst others. WINDHOEK - A 32-year-old woman was denied bail in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court after hitting a man from the same neighburhood with a stone to death, following an argument over alcohol in 8ste Laan last week. WINDHOEK- A total of 1300 households in two Windhoek informal settlements are expected to be electrified by end of this year.