In a strange twist of irony, a 58-year-old-man initially wanted by the police for the alleged theft of N$130 000 tasted his own medicine when he was swindled of N$70 000.
High Court Judge Christie Liebenberg last week sentenced the man he convicted of murdering an elderly farmer at Farm Villa Rosa in the Usakos district to an effective 36 years imprisonment. Dion Haraseb was convicted for the murder of 71-year-old Willem Cornelius de Klerk on 19 October 2015.
A Mariental resident, accused of killing a woman in Mariental by shooting her in the head with a stolen pistol, has denied the charge of murder but confessed having fired the fatal shot before Windhoek High Court Judge Christie Liebenberg on Tuesday.
A taxi driver, who allegedly killed his former girlfriend after she dumped him through an SMS, has lodged an application for discharge in terms of section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Act on Tuesday when the State closed its case against him.
A dispute over a woman led to a panga attack and killing of one man at Okautjove in the Otjombinde district of Omaheke region last weekend. Police established that a fight broke out over a woman between two men, which led to the death of one of them. Omaheke police crime investigations coordinator Chris Kalimbula confirmed the fatal incident.
A man, who was convicted in the Oshakati High Court for stabbing his wife 13 times to death in 2013, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Buta Epamba (42) was convicted on a charge of murder read with the provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act for the death of his wife Isabel Epamba (34) in Rundu on 1 September 2013.
Three nurses, who were arrested in the wee hours of Sunday for allegedly consuming alcohol on the premises of the Katima Mulilo state hospital in an apparent breach of the Coronavirus regulations, have each paid a fine of N$2 000. The police said the three nurses – a female and two men – were having fun at the hospital nurses’ home when police caught them. The trio is Mufalo Mwilima (28), John Netha (32) and 28-year-old Ruth Mundia.
The Omusati regional police strongly advised communal farmers to ensure they take care of their livestock because there is a syndicate operating along the Namibian and Angolan border, where criminals steal animals and exchange them at the Mahenene border post to hide their crime.
Prominent Windhoek based lawyer Sisa Namandje has hit back at the Law Society of Namibia (LSN), saying it merely pays lip service to the established principle of attorney-client privilege in its search to tarnish his reputation.
Over the years, farmers in the Epukiro constituency have been losing a lot of livestock, of which would be reported to the police station at Epukiro Post 3, said Sandie Tjaronda on behalf of Epukiro farmers.
WALVIS BAY – Namibian police traffic officer Moses Naseb (54) was released on N$5 000 bail last Thursday after he was initially arrested on Wednesday last week for alleged bribery involving a sheep carcass at a Swakopmund roadblock.
Three judges of appeal of the Namibia Supreme Court on Wednesday effectively put paid to the hopes of former education minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, who has been convicted on one charge of corruptly using her office for gratification, to have her conviction and subsequent sentence quashed.
The Katutura Magistrate’s Court granted a final remand for the State to conclude its investigations into the case of a soldier who stands accused of having killed a civilian last year September.
The deputy director in the National Assembly responsible for preparing bill proposals and supporting documents for parliament made an initial routine appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court Tuesday.
A 20-year-old woman, who is wheelchair-bound, became a victim of sexual violence over Easter weekend when she was allegedly sexually violated by a man her family gave shelter to. The victim was sleeping in her bedroom when the 45-year-old suspect forced himself into the room, undressed her and had sex without her consent.
OMUTHIYA – The police in Oshikoto has issued fines worth a combined N$98 000 to 47 alcohol traders who sold liquor backdoors, in violation of the guidelines and regulations of the state of emergency imposed nationally to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Two of the Fishrot suspects incarcerated at the Windhoek Correctional facility’s section for trial awaiting inmates were yesterday charged in absentia for contravening the Prisons Act at the Katutura Magistrate’s Court for the illegal possession of cellphones
A 23-year-old man who borrowed his neighbour’s shotgun to kill his dog allegedly shot himself on Saturday afternoon at Ombugayamunyoko village in Oshana region. “It is alleged that Naftal Junias Shukifeni (23) shot himself with the neighbour’s shotgun after he allegedly borrowed the gun to go kill his dog,’’ stated the weekly crime report issued this week.
Local lawyer Mbanga Siyomunji on Monday convinced Windhoek magistrate Ivan Gawanab to drastically reduce the bail amount the State suggested for Simon Nangolo down from N$50 000 to N$5 000 after the State removed their initial objection to bail.
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A five and half month puppy allegedly died after it was sexually assaulted by a man, a neighbour, in the early hours of Friday morning in Windhoek. The man has since fled from his house following the incident.
RUNDU – Two brothers who are accused of robbing a service station at Rundu last week have been denied bail during their first appearance in the local magistrate’s court. The suspects reportedly robbed the service station and stole N$386 900. They allegeldy also shot and injured a security guard before fleeing.
A Windhoek man this week maintained his innocence in a murder case before Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Orben Sibeya. The 57-year-old Benjamin Strong, who is currently on trial, denied any involvement in the killing of Johanna Resandt (62).
Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula yesterday advised Namibians, particularly government officials, to avoid face-to-face meetings with international participants and to rather use information technology (ICT) to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
RUNDU – Kavango East police investigators are on the hunt for a gang of armed thugs who robbed and shot a security guard at Rundu’s Engen service station, located at the roundabout along Eugene Kakukuru main road, where the unknown criminals stole N$386 900 in cash and fled.
Two of the three men charged with the brutal murder of elderly farmers Gielam Botha (78) and his 80-year-old wife Susara Aletta (80) at their farm Lindeshof near Köes in the Keetmanshoop District want the Windhoek High Court to release them on bail.
Windhoek High Court Judge Christie Liebenberg yesterday acquitted the only woman accused in the murder and robbery trial of three people charged with killing elderly farmer, Willem Cornelius de Klerk, aged 71 at Farm Villa Rosa in the Usakos District on all charges.
Arrest with a warrant: An arrest should be done by any peace officer after a warrant for the arrest has been issued by a magistrate in terms of section 43 of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977.
WALVIS BAY – The Anti-Corruption Commission is suspecting more companies could have paid bribes to two employees of the Ministry of Finance attached to the Inland Revenue department at Walvis Bay.
Two security guards who at the weekend allegedly stole two vehicles from the Opuwo government garage, which they were manning, have been arrested. The two guards are aged 22 and 29.
Windhoek High Court acting judge Orben Sibeya last week dismissed an application for discharge in terms of Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Act on two charges of assault and one count of defeating or obstructing the course of justice by murder accused Benjamin Strong.
A man who was arrested last week in connection to the death of a woman who collapsed at the Windhoek police station is scheduled to appear in court for bail consideration today.
A group of young people, who were arrested in Windhoek in connection with the killing a 27-year-old Congolese refugee in June 2018, walked out of Katutura Magistrate’s Court as free men and women after the court struck their case from the roll last week.
The Katutura Magistrate’s Court has issued a final postponement to the investigating officer dealing with the case of three Angolan women who were caught with more than N$2.2 million in cash at the Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) in December last year in order to conclude investigations in the matter.
The police are yet to conclude their investigations into the case of an officer of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) who is accused of shooting and killing a 32-year-old civilian last year.
Samherji, the Icelandic company at the centre of the ‘Fishrot’ scandal, said it is pleased to see the case in which fishing vessel Heinaste skipper Arngrímur Brynjólfsson being fined N$950 000 for illegal fishing coming to its conclusion.
WALVIS BAY – The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) said it would table a motion to summon Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) director general Paulus Noa to explain why Namibians implicated in the Fishrot saga had their assets frozen, while foreigners allegedly involved have free range.
The man convicted of the brutal rape and murder of a 13-year-old Henties Bay girl in 2014 was sentenced to life imprisonment yesterday by Windhoek High Court acting Judge Alfred Siboleka.
Russian national Alexander Krylov and his Namibian counterpart Anna Katrina Engelbrecht pleaded not guilty to 42 counts of rape and child trafficking in addition to a charge of supplying minors with cigarettes before Windhoek High Court acting Judge Claudia Claasen yesterday.
WINDHOEK – Fraud accused Manga Manga-Mukena, her husband Joseph and Celestino Gabriel Antonio are still waiting to hear whether the chief justice will entertain their petition to appeal the refusal of Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Kobus Miller to recuse himself from their trial.
WINDHOEK – Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Kobus Miller last Friday admitted into evidence bank records obtained from the accounts of Boykie Noa Naukosho (30), and his company Tripple N Investments after a trial within a trial to determine their admissibility.
WINDHOEK – A resident of Tses in the Keetmanshoop district claimed during his plea on two murder and three attempted murder charges that he was too drunk at the time of committing the offences to remember exactly what had transpired.
WINDHOEK - The testimony of a woman serving an eight-year prison against her former husband proved enough for Windhoek High Court Judge Christie Liebenberg to convict him on 32 counts of theft and one count of money laundering.
WINDHOEK - At least four people died this past weekend in car accidents involving unlicensed drivers. In one of the accidents, an unlicensed driver reportedly lost control of a Toyota pickup while trying to overtake another vehicle on the Opuwo-Kaoko Otavi gravel road in the Kunene Region.
WINDHOEK – The Katutura Magistrate’s Court yesterday granted a final remand to the police to conclude their investigations in the case of a teenage girl who was arrested for allegedly dumping her lifeless baby at Greenwell Matongo last year.
WINDHOEK – A man who was arrested on suspicion that he robs and prey on lone women in Windhoek’s Goreangab informal settlement has been released on bail in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court.
SWAKOPMUND - Namibian authorities have issued a warrant of arrest for an Austrian businessman for failing to settle a debt of N$400 000.
NKURENKURU - Two Namibian male suspects were on Friday apprehended by the police in Kavango West for being in possession of controlled wildlife products.
WINDHOEK – The Khomas and Oshikoto regions have the highest number of reported rape cases, police chief Sebastian Ndeitunga said during the observation of International Human Rights Day earlier this week.
WINDHOEK - Three judges of the Namibian Supreme Court issued a stern warning to insurance companies that are defying the provision of the Namibia National Reinsurance Act, which compels them to reinsure a portion of their business with NamibRe that their opinion about the unconstitutionality of the Act does not make them immune to the enforcement mechanisms it provides, unless a court makes such a finding through due process of law in an appeal judgment.
WINDHOEK – A farm worker who admitted he caused the death of his wife but denied he intended to kill her, told the court yesterday that he “just saw black” after his wife of 21 years had told him she enjoyed sex with other men more than with him.
WINDHOEK – The investigating officer dealing with the case of a teacher who stands accused of fatally stabbing his wife multiple times and slitting her stomach in April has been instructed by the prosecutor general (PG) to further investigate the matter.
WINDHOEK – The Namibian police in Omusati Region are investigating a case of reckless and or negligent driving against an ambulance driver and a nurse after a patient, who is believed to be mentally unstable, jumped from the moving vehicle while being transported to the Oshakati state hospital from Outapi.
WINDHOEK - The trial of two Namibians and 12 Angolans, accused of defrauding the government to the tune of N$210 million through false tax refunds on purchases exported from Namibia, hit a snag on Monday.
WINDHOEK - Businessman Sakarias (Sacky) Mathias, 59, was sentenced to an effective 35 years imprisonment yesterday by Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute after he was found guilty on charges of murder, attempted murder, possession of a firearm and ammunition without a license and attempt to defeat or obstruct the course of justice.
WINDHOEK - Two witnesses yesterday testified that a worker on Farm Houmoed between Mariental and Kalkrand, accused of killing his wife of about 20 years, did so because she was unfaithful to him and bore another man’s child.
WINDHOEK - The wife of embattled coastal estate agent Erwin Sprangers, 58, was on Monday acquitted on all charges in the Windhoek High Court after she applied for a section 174 discharge at the state’s case and was granted one by Judge Eileen Rakow.
WINDHOEK - Benjamin Strong, 56, on Monday pleaded not guilty to a count of murder, read with the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act, one count of attempted murder, two counts of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and one count of defeating or obstructing or attempting to defeat or obstruct the course.
WINDHOEK - Ondangwa-based magistrate Liwena Walter Mikiti pleaded not guilty to charges of insurance fraud, alternatively theft, forgery and uttering a forged document and money laundering before Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Eileen Rakow yesterday.
WINDHOEK - The only female accused in the murder and robbery of elderly farmer Willem Cornelius de Klerk, aged 71, at farm Villa Rosa in the Usakos district, yesterday denied any wrongdoing in either the murder or the robbery that took place in August 2015.
WINDHOEK - A recent judgement by the Supreme Court of Namibia which effectively voids sentences of more than 37 and a half years imposed for serious crime, is wreaking havoc in the High Court.
WINDHOEK - A young man from Leonardville, who was only 17 years old when he slit the throat of his two-month pregnant girlfriend, was sentenced to an effective 30 years in jail this week by Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Kobus Miller.
WINDHOEK - State prosecutor Felisitas Sikerete-Vendura this week asked High Court Judge Naomi Shivute to sentence a woman convicted of luring two underage girls from a village in northern Namibia under false promises of employment and then selling them into sexual slavery, to an effective 25 years in jail.
WINDHOEK - The Windhoek Regional Court has sent out a deterrent message to men instigating GBV by sentencing a man to 15 years imprisonment for attempting to kill her former lover of five years and mother to his child in 2016.
WINDHOEK - The murder as well as the discharging of a firearm in public trial of commissioner for refugees in Namibia Likius Valombola, 56, will start on 22 June next year before Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Claudia Claasen.
WINDHOEK - A Former Air Namibia cabin crew member currently being tried for attempting to smuggle N$5 million worth of heroin is set to get new trial dates after his trial came to a standstill in Windhoek regional court.
WINDHOEK – Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg yesterday said that American Marcus Thomas, who is accused of the assassin-like murder of Andre Heckmair in Windhoek in 2011, has reached the end of the rope in his quest to delay his trial.
WINDHOEK – Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg yesterday granted leave to local lawyer, Titus Ipumbu, to withdraw as the legal representative of American Marcus Thomas who is accused of the assassin-like murder of Andre Heckmair in Windhoek in 2011.
WINDHOEK – The court should forsake the element of mercy in sentencing persons convicted of sexually abusing children, said magistrate Ileni Velikoshi when imposing a 17-year imprisonment term on a man who raped a five-year-old girl in 2015 at Havana, Katutura, Windhoek.
WINDHOEK - Justice minister Sacky Shanghala has labelled the case before the Windhoek High Court involving the Namibia Tourism Board (NTB), which is seeking to recover over N$23 million from the organisers of the Kora All-Africa Music Awards, as a waste of time.
WINDHOEK – A young woman who was arrested for allegedly dumping her lifeless baby at Greenwell Matongo is yet to attain legal representation in her case.
WINDHOEK - A former Windhoek magistrate who is accused of raping two women suffered another legal blow when an application for the bail record in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court to not be admitted into evidence in his new bail hearing in the High Court was dismissed on Monday.
WINDHOEK – The psychiatric assessment report of a woman accused of having fatally stabbed her live-in boyfriend 17 times in 2009 is now ready.
WINDHOEK – One of the American nationals currently on trial in the Windhoek High Court suffered another
WINDHOEK – The 35-year-old man who killed and burned his live-in girlfriend is still on the run, the Khomas
ONGWEDIVA - The Oshakati High Court yesterday slapped 38-year-old Simon Nambuli with a life sentence and an additional 75 years for eight charges ranging from rape, assault, as well as defeating or obstructing the course of Justice.
WINDHOEK - Namibian Women Lawyers Association chairperson Ruth Herunga called on the police to allocate cases of sexual violence to trained policer officers who can treat victim cases with the sensitivity
WINDHOEK – The Windhoek High Court is set to try a former Namibian Defence Force (NDF) paramedic who is accused of gunning down his ex-girlfriend and mother of his three-year-old daughter last year.
WINDHOEK – The Windhoek Regional Court last week provisionally withdrew a case of a man accused of raping, genitally defiling and mutilating a 10-year-old girl last year.
WINDHOEK – Family, friends and sympathisers of the late Ndihole-Omwene Joleinge showed up in numbers last week at the Katutura Magistrate’s Court to march against the release of the man accused of killing her last year.
WINDHOEK - A 26-year-old Namibian woman was arrested in Brazil last month after being allegedly found in possession of cocaine worth N$2 million.
WINDHOEK - The bringing of review applications at the point where it is not final in nature is not in the interest of justice nor is it cost effective, a Windhoek High Court Judge said when he dismissed a review
WINDHOEK – The woman who was arrested nearly three months ago for allegedly butchering her live-in boyfriend to death is still without a lawyer.
WINDHOEK - The defence counsel of an NDF soldier who is accused of murdering his biological daughter by drowning her in the Goreangab Dam in February 2017 asked Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Orben
WINDHOEK - One of the Special Reserve Force police officers sent to the former Caprivi Region, now called Zambezi, on Monday testified how they laid ambushes for suspected rebels still roaming the area after the attacks on August 2, 1999 in Katima Mulilo.
WINDHOEK – The prosecutor general is set to decide the fate of a woman who is in police custody for allegedly killing her pensioner lover when she stabbed him multiple times to death last year.
WINDHOEK – A charge under an ordinance that was repealed 20 years ago came as an early Christmas gift for a man convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol and sentenced to a fine of N$4 500 or 12 months in prison.
WINDHOEK – The state has strongly objected to granting of bail for the 36-year old-man accused of repeatedly raping his stepdaughter for nearly four years.
WINDHOEK - The defence counsel of 21-year-old David Elrico Kasupi last week grilled the investigating officer in the murder of his two-month pregnant girlfriend during cross-examination before Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Kobus Miller.
WINDHOEK - The scene of crime officer tasked with the investigation into the murder of 71-year-old Karl-Heinz Kossmann on farm Aasvöelkrans in the Outjo District on September 25, 2017 yesterday testified about the observations he made when he arrived at the farm.
WINDHOEK - A 36-year-old truck driver appeared in Katima Mulilo Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday for allegedly trafficking two teenagers from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) into the country on Saturday. The children are a 13-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy. The suspect is identified as Chris Mujani.
WINDHOEK – A group of foreign nationals accused of carrying out an armed robbery at a shopping centre in Pioneerspark Extension 1, in 2017 and walking away with more than N$400 000 will be tried in Windhoek Regional Court tomorrow.
WINDHOEK – The Ministry of Justice Legal Aid Directorate has instructed former magistrate, turned defence lawyer, Jermaine Muchali to defend murder accused Panduleni Gotlieb in his murder trial in the Windhoek High Court at the Windhoek Correctional Facility before Judge Dinnah Usiku.
WINDHOEK – The former girlfriend of a man accused of the murder of his employer in Swakopmund in August 2017 yesterday effectively put him on the murder scene when she identified a cap the accused was wearing on the day of the murder.
WINDHOEK – The trial of five men who stand accused of a deadly armed robbery in Windhoek nearly a decade ago is scheduled to start in January 2020.
WINDHOEK - Refugee Commissioner Likius Valombola, 54, made a routine pre-trial appearance in the Windhoek High Court yesterday on a charge of murder for the death of former Namibia National Student Organisation (Nanso) executive, 27-year-old Helao Kapembe Ndjaba.
WINDHOEK – The Katutura Magistrate’s Court yesterday released on bail a woman who was in custody for allegedly killing her pensioner lover.
WINDHOEK – Investigations into the case of Gewen Gawanab, accused of raping, genitally defiling and mutilating a 10-year-old girl last year, are finally complete.
WINDHOEK - The murder and robbery trial of the five men accused of breaking into the residence of Walvis Bay businessman Hans-Jorg Möller and shooting him when he came to the defense of his wife and children, is set to start in the Windhoek High Court today.
WINDHOEK - The man who admitted to have accidentally shot and killed elderly farmer Willem Cornelius de Klerk, 71, last week took to the witness stand to testify in his own defense.
WINDHOEK – The Windhoek Regional Court yesterday sentenced a man to an effective four years imprisonment for carrying out an attack in 2013 that left his former lover with a speech impairment.
WINDHOEK – One of the accused in the murder and housebreaking trial of three farmworkers accused of murdering their employer and looting his residence testified yesterday that he was threatened by his co-accused to take part in the theft for which he is on trial.
WINDHOEK – The Katutura Magistrate’s Court has given a final remand for the prosecutor general (PG) to make a decision in the matter of a man accused of slitting his ex-girlfriend’s throat with a knife and attempting to commit suicide.
WINDHOEK – Hendrick Uirab, a resident from Mariental yesterday pleaded guilty to a charge of murder read with the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act before Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku at the High Court situated at the Windhoek Correctional facility.
WINDHOEK – A 31-year-old man who was only employed for about two weeks by an elderly, white farmer near Outjo and then allegedly killed and robbed his employer, pleaded not guilty to all the charges that he faces in the Windhoek High Court before Acting Judge Orben Sibeya.
WINDHOEK - Coastal estate agent Erwin Sprangers, 58, and his wife Lorinda Sprangers, yesterday pleaded not guilty to a charge of fraud and five charges of theft by conversion, alternatively theft, before
WINDHOEK - Both the defense counsel and the advocate for the State – who share the surname Litubezi though not related - yesterday did their utmost to sway Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg in their favour in the double murder trial of Lukas Nepela Nikodemus, 49.
WINDHOEK – A man accused of raping, genitally defiling and mutilating a 10-year-old girl last year in Windhoek is expected to be tried in Windhoek High Court.
SWAKOPMUND – Swakopmund Magistrate Conchita Olivier yesterday dismissed the bail application of Ernst Lichtenstrasser, the main suspect in the murder of Elkhart Mueller and Heimo Hellwig.
WINDHOEK - The investigating officer in the trial of an NDF soldier accused of murdering his biological daughter by drowning her in the Goreangab Dam in February 2017 testified yesterday before Windhoek
KEETMANSHOOP- Magistrate Melissa Mungunda on Monday found three accused persons not guilty on charges of stock theft, seven years after their first court appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court.
WINDHOEK - The disputed bank statements the Office of the Prosecutor General obtained through summonses in the mega corruption trial of Teckla Lameck was definitively removed yesterday by
WINDHOEK - Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg yesterday issued a warrant of arrest with immediate effect for three youngsters accused of taking turns to rape a woman at Gobabis in 2016.
WINDHOEK - Maryn Swart, the Chief Forensic Scientist at the National Forensic Science Institute (NFSI) yesterday testified that she only found the DNA of two of the accused in the ongoing murder-for-hire trial currently underway in the Windhoek High Court.
WINDHOEK - One of the persons in the trial of five people in a murder-for-hire trial has abandoned his plans to hire an advocate to defend him for lack of funds.
WINDHOEK - Police have commissioned a helicopter to fly over Windhoek as part of their crime prevention efforts.
WINDHOEK – The trial of a former hostel superintendent accused of raping 10 boys at Karundu Primary School in Otjiwarongo has come to a standstill in order for the accused to get a new legal counsel.