WINDHOEK – Three suspects, who are on trial for allegedly defrauding Multichoice of over N$2 million, want Windhoek High Court Judge Kobus Muller to step down from their case.
WINDHOEK - A 27-year-old security guard at a Chinese national‘s home in Eros was arrested for nearly stealing all the furniture and other valuables last week while the house owner was out of the country. The guard now faces charges of housebreaking and theft.
KAHENGE - A 36-year-old man was arrested allegedly for possession of dagga after police reportedly found him with 2 990 kg of cannabis worth an unspecified amount which he tried to smuggle from neighbouring Angola into Namibia in a dug-out canoe.
WINDHOEK - Legal teams in the matter between suspended City Police Chief Abraham Kanime and the City of Windhoek agreed in the High Court on Friday that the City’s Chief Executive Officer, Robert Kahimise, and the council of the City of Windhoek meet not later than May 22.
WINDHOEK - Bank Windhoek is asking the Windhoek High Court to condone their late filing of an application to protect their interests in an application by the Prosecutor-General to have three erven and two vehicles forfeited to the State.
WINDHOEK - Mbanga Siyomunji, the lawyer for Lukas Nepela Nikodemus – his third one after Milton Engelbrecht and Jan Wessels – withdrew yesterday from the double murder trial citing lack of trust between him (the lawyer) and his client as the reason.
WINDHOEK - Double murder accused, Lukas Nepela Nikodemus, the man charged with the murder and burning of two young women at a rubbish dump in Pionierspark in Windhoek, informed the Windhoek High Court he wishes to call three witnesses to testify in his defence.
WINDHOEK - The murder trial of the two Americans accused of the assassin like murder of Andre Heckmair in Windhoek in 2011 was yesterday postponed to June 16 to 20 for the continuation of their trial after Legal Aid agreed to avail another lawyer for Marcus Thomas.
WINDHOEK – A group of five men accused of stabbing and cutting to death a resident of Okahandja 11 years ago, will stand trial in September this year.
RUNDU - A 73-year-old man from Karangana village in Kavango West committed suicide after he was allegedly accused of witchcraft by his nephews and nieces. He killed himself on Thursday last week, police said. It is alleged that the deceased
ONGWEDIVA - Police in Kavango West have put up strict control measures to prevent livestock theft, under the guise of seeking greener pastures, in the two Kavango and other neighbouring regions through a public awareness program of anti-stock theft program.
WINDHOEK - A dispute over ownership of a shack caused a woman to burn it down, killing her boyfriend who was sleeping inside. It is alleged the suspect, 29, had an ownership dispute over a shack in which they were residing with her boyfriend as lovers.
WINDHOEK – Oshakati High Court Judge Herman January last week sentenced a man he convicted of murdering the mother of his two minor children by beheading her with a panga to 30 years direct imprisonment on a count of murder with direct intent read with the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act.
RUNDU - Two men accused in the murder of Muronga Petrus Hafeni, 32, were denied bail when they made their routine first court appearance in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court yesterday. They were denied bail due to the seriousness of the charge against them.
WINDHOEK - Two Chinese nationals who admitted in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court that they attempted to bribe a police officer with N$4 000, failed at their attempt to have their conviction and sentence of two years direct imprisonment overturned on Friday in the Windhoek High Court.
RUNDU - Two Chinese accused in the recent murder of their employee Haushiku Andreas Muyevu at Andara village in Mukwe Constituency that sparked looting were on Tuesday denied bail when they made a routine court appearance in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court.
WINDHOEK - Three judges of the Supreme Court last week issued an order for Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku to allow State Advocate Cliff Lutibezi to cross-examine a witness they consulted with, but in the end did not call, but who was called by the defense.
WINDHOEK - Marcus Thomas who was refused further legal aid from the Ministry of Justice’s Legal Aid Department after he went through five lawyers since the start of his trial, was thrown a legal lifeline by Legal Aid after they reconsidered their position and instructed Titus Ipumbu to represent him.
WINDHOEK - State Advocate Solomon Kanyemba yesterday asked Acting High Court Judge Alfred Siboleka to convict a man who allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend on November 10, 2014 at Independence Beach in Walvis Bay, of murder with direct intent.
WINDHOEK - State Advocate Palmer Khumalo has asked Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku to impose three consecutive prison terms of 15 years each on Swakopmund resident Brendan van Wyk, for convictions of rape.
WINDHOEK - Rhyno Richardo du Preez (35), who admitted that he killed the husband of his former lover Rachel Elizabeth Rittmann (47) on August 23, 2013, in Gobabis, has made a U-turn and has asked the court to allow him to give evidence under oath.
WINDHOEK – The Katutura Magistrate’s Court showed mercy on a man who has been in police custody for allegedly stabbing his brother to death over N$20 last year.
WINDHOEK – The matter in which two members of the Ondonga royal family wanted the Windhoek High Court on an urgent basis to interdict a member of another faction from acting as if he was the successor to the throne was struck from the court roll on Friday for lack of urgency.
WINDHOEK - Four Chinese nationals convicted for the illegal possession of rhino horns, but acquitted on the main count of money laundering, were on Friday convicted on that charge on appeal in the Windhoek High Court.
WINDHOEK - The investigating officer dealing with the case of a man accused of slitting his ex-girlfriend’s throat with a knife and attempting to commit suicide, has been sent back to the drawing board by the prosecutor-general.
WINDHOEK – A Namibian Police (Nampol) officer explained a delay in police investigations in a murder case, citing work overload with 1000 cases assigned to her.
RUNDU - The Rundu Magistrate’s Court, which had resorted to using a garage as a courtroom due to lack of space, will be getting two new prefabricated structures, featuring six offices and ablution facilities for the public.
ONGWEDIVA – Johannes Bokoma Nashikaku, who was earlier this month convicted of dealing with protected wildlife products, was on Tuesday slapped with a N$30 000 fine or alternatively three years imprisonment after appearing in the Tsumeb Magistrates Court.
RUNDU - The Police in Kavango East are on the hunt for Ndara “Councillor” Stefanus who last week escaped from police custody at Ndiyona.
WINDHOEK - A man from Mariental who admitted that he strangled a 16-year-old girl to death near a cemetery between October 19 and 21, 2016, before being convicted on two attempted murder counts, one count of rape, one count of crimen injuria and one count of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, wants the court to give him a lenient sentence.
WINDHOEK - The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigator that arrested Mamsy Mweneni Nuuyoma during a sting operation at Aveshe Consultancy on December 1, 2015 yesterday testified during the first day of an enquiry into the admissibility of certain documents that were confiscated from the house she rented with Boykie Naukosho in Dorado Park.
WINDHOEK - Defence counsel Boris Isaacks last week took a man accused of killing his girlfriend and mother of his daughter through a series of incidents that marred his relationship with the deceased, in the Windhoek High Court before Judge Nate Ndauendapo.
WINDHOEK - The murder trial of two men accused of brutally killing and raping a Swakopmund resident in September 2005 resumed on Friday last week with both men convicted of murder and violating a dead body by Judge Nate Ndauendapo in the Windhoek High Court.
WINDHOEK - A man from Karasburg in southern Namibia, who was convicted of washing his victim and clothing her and putting her in their bed after he realised she died as a result of he beating her, was sentenced to life imprisonment on Friday by Judge Nate Ndauendapo.
WINDHOEK - Despite State Advocate Ed Marondedze’s probing questions, Minister of Education Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, 51, the former governor of Hardap Region remained steadfast in her denials of any wrongdoing during the handing over of the Mariental Mass Houses in 2014.
WINDHOEK - A Swakopmund man who thought he got away with rape after the Windhoek High Court convicted him of indecent assault instead of rape got a rude awakening when the Namibia Supreme Court overturned his conviction and replaced it with one of attempted rape.
WINDHOEK - A former resident of Walvis Bay who drove to the North to commit two murders was sentenced to two life sentences in the Oshakati High Court by Judge Herman January on Friday last week. It was however ordered he should serve the sentences concurrently.
WINDHOEK - During the cross-examination of Paul Nakhom, a senior analyst at the Customs Division at the Ministry of Finance who was the second witness to testify for the State in the ongoing tax refund scam trial currently in the Windhoek High Court on Friday before Acting Judge Kobus Miller and his two assessors, John Mandy and Yolande Böttger several key issues relating to the process of claiming VAT refunds came to the fore.
WINDHOEK - An NDF soldier accused of deliberately murdering his biological daughter by drowning her in the Goreangab Dam in February 2017 wants the Windhoek High Court to release him on bail three months before his trial is set to start.
WINDHOEK - Two ordinary members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Namibia (ELCRN) want the proposed list of candidate bishops that are to be elected as leaders of the church declared null and void by the Windhoek High Court.
KATIMA MULILO – Six men aged between 23 and 42, were arrested on Sunday for poaching after they were allegedly caught red-handed in possession of four elephant tusks and a skin of a zebra at Kongola in the Bwabwata National Park of Zambezi Region.
KEETAMNSHOOP - The case of Valerie Bock, a former Suiderlig High School teacher accused of abducting a 15-year-old Grade 9 girl and committing immoral acts with her, was postponed in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court to 12 May 2019.
OSHAKATI – A strong contingent comprising family members, relatives, schoolmates and friends of a Unam student killed recently in Ongwediva, yesterday stood opposed to her alleged killer being granted bail.
WALVIS BAY - Inspector General of the Namibian police Sebastian Ndeitunga has appealed to the coastal community and business sector to acquire and employ technical equipment and systems such as closed circuit television systems (CCTV) in crime-prone areas.
WINDHOE - State Advocate Marthino Olivier has asked Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku to convict a man, already convicted of murdering a 16-year-old girl near a cemetery at Mariental, of a further three counts of rape, two counts of attempted murder and one count of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
WINDHOEK - A well-known notorious robber whose video is trending on social media after he was last week severely beaten by fellow criminals is yet to make up his mind on whether to open a police case against his own or not - says the police.
RUNDU - A 16-year-old girl who was arrested on Sunday after she allegedly dumped her new-born at Katji na Katji village in the Kavango West Region was released in the care of her guardian when she appeared in court on Tuesday. She faces a charge of murder - alternative culpable homicide.
RUNDU - The Windhoek High Court has for the second time set aside the decision of the Minister of Urban and Rural Development to designate Eugene Siwombe Kudumo as the Chief of the Ukwangali Traditional Authority and community.
WINDHOEK - Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku on Wednesday convicted Brendan van Wyk, 33, a resident of the seaside town of Swakopmund on three counts of rape, but acquitted him on a fourth rape count and a count of attempting to obstruct or defeat the course of justice at the High Court.
WINDHOEK - In an ex parte application in terms of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, the liquidators of the Small and Medium Enterprises Bank asked the Windhoek High Court to attach the possession of five people that had dealings with the now defunct bank that was meant to help SMEs.
WINDHOEK - Nedbank Namibia Limited has confirmed a break-in at its Otjiwarongo branch early on Monday morning in which an unknown number of suspects forced the window open and entered through an exit door and stole an unspecified but large amount of money.
RUNDU - A 44-year-old Zimbabwean driver was arrested for suspected culpable homicide in the early hours of Sunday, after he allegedly ran over a man who is suspected to have been drunk and blacked out along the Trans-Caprivi Highway at Mururani Village in Kavango West.
OMUTHIYA -The former principal of Ekulo Senior Secondary School, Nahas Hamutenya, is stewing in his own sweat after he came under police investigation for the disappearance of cash exceeding N$250 000 from the school coffers that was meant to buy a school bus.
WINDHOEK - No further delays will be tolerated, Acting High Court Judge Kobus Miller said yesterday when he was informed another State-funded lawyer in the mega tax refund trial that was scheduled to start earlier this week has to withdraw from the matter.
WINDHOEK - Stealing to support an expensive lifestyle including private schools and expensive weddings plus various failed business ventures landed a former assistant accountant in jail for eight years after Windhoek High Court Judge Kobus Miller convicted her of 34 counts of fraud and one count of money laundering on her own admission.
WINDHOEK - Two judges of the Windhoek High Court on Monday dismissed an appeal by a man convicted of robbery, based on the doctrine of common purpose, for letting two persons into the complainant’s home, who overpowered a domestic worker and stole large amounts of cash and jewellery.
WINDHOEK - One of the accused in the on-going murder, robbery and rape trial currently in the Windhoek High Court told a fellow inmate that he was not worried about the case of a girl he stabbed to death, but about a case in which he killed a white man, Judge Nate Ndauendapo heard yesterday.
WINDHOEK- A Chinese national was robbed of N$ 120 000 on Friday by three masked men just before he entered the gate to his house in Eros. New Era learnt that the victim was dropped off at home after coming from the bank where he withdrew a lumpsum of money.
WINDHOEK - An Angolan man is expected to appear in the Okahao Magistrate’s Court today after he allegedly killed the mother of his two children by beating her with a super brick on the head multiple times yesterday before setting two huts on fire.
WINDHOEK - A 45-year-old man was arrested after he stabbed two people, killing one and injuring the other over N$10. The incident happened on Sunday early morning at Sonderwater Rehoboth. Police spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi confirmed the suspect stabbed the deceased on the left side of the chest with a knife and the victim died on the spot.
WINDHOEK - State Advocate Simba Nduna yesterday asked Windhoek High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo to convict former magistrate Melaney Theron on 17 charges of misconduct while she was still a magistrate at the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court.
RUNDU - A Namibian who originates from Zimbabwe Nevers Chirimugaha,51 was on Friday denied bail when he made a routine court appearance in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court on three counts, a charge of fraud, theft by false pretence, forgery and uttering a forged instrument.
WINDHOEK - The office of the Prosecutor General yesterday applied to be granted leave to appeal the ruling of Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg that effectively sunk their case against Teckla Lameck and her business partner in Teko Trading, Jerobeam Kongo Mokaxwa.
RUNDU - Dominga Isala, 43, arrested a week ago with five boxes of dagga weighing 103 kg with a street value exceeding N$1 million was denied bail in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court where she was arraigned last Wednesday while her co-accused Erastus Munango, 24, was granted bail of N$3 000.
WINDHOEK - The Omusati regional police has expressed concern about the incident in which an eight-year-old girl was allegedly brutally raped by a 29-year-domestic man of Angolan origin at Oshimanangombe village in Omusati Region.
OMUTHIYA - Crime and motor accidents in Oshikoto Region drastically reduced over the festive season, an achievement the Deputy Commissioner for Crime Prevention, Petrus Shigwedha, attributed to various tactical operations such as night foot and vehicle patrols in town and villages, as well as setting up permanent roadblocks.
OMUTHIYA -A young man who was brutally stabbed with a knife on Christmas Eve in the area of Onyuulaye, Oshikoto Region, is still fighting for his life in Onandjokwe hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, nearly a month after the vicious knifing incidence.
WINDHOEK - The tax refund scam trial that was supposed to have started yesterday was postponed to today after Acting High Court Judge Kobus Miller was informed that several issues including legal representation for some of the accused still need resolving.
RUNDU - The police in Kavango West are investigating a case whereby a 19-year-old man was bumped along the Rundu-Nkurenkuru B10 main road. The unknown driver failed to report the accident nor render any assistance to the injured victim as is required by law.
WALVIS BAY - Police in the Erongo Region arrested two suspects and confiscated mandrax tablets and cannabis over the weekend in Walvis Bay during an operation at the town.
WINDHOEK - A man who allegedly drove someone’s vehicle without consent was involved in an accident that claimed a passenger’s life and left him seriously injured in Omusati Region.
WINDHOEK - Immanuel Tjikunga who is serving a life sentence in the Windhoek Correctional Facility for convictions on May 03, 1995 on robbery and murder has lost a half-baked bid to be released on parole after he served 23 years of his life sentence.
WINDHOEK - Four men allegedly held a 20-year-old woman at knife-point and proceeded to brutally rape her after they ambushed her from her residence in Otjomuise early yesterday morning shortly after the victim tried to enter her house from work.
ONGWEDIVA - The Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) has condemned the brutal atrocities perpetrated against women and children following the killing of its Elim District Secretary in Omusati Region Annastasia Iipumbu-Shivute allegedly at the hands of her husband on Thursday.
WINDHOEK - A seven-month-old baby girl died instantly after her biological mother allegedly hit her head three times against a concrete bench, which is inside her homestead. She allegedly also threw the hapless infant over the boundary wall last Thursday in an incident that has shocked her neighbours.
WINDHOEK - Two Chinese nationals sentenced to 24 months in jail each for attempting to bribe a police official with N$4000 to stop her investigation into a money laundering complaint against one of them was last Friday denied bail pending an appeal they lodged against the sentence.
WINDHOEK – Two people who were arrested in September for allegedly committing medical aid fraud which caused taxpayers to lose more than N$130 000 are at risk of having more charges added to their case.
WINDHOEK - Eldrin Goliath, the now 22-year-old resident of Rehoboth who was convicted of murder with direct intent, rape and theft will be sentenced tomorrow in the Windhoek High Court, Judge Christi Liebenberg stated yesterday after hearing oral submissions by the state and defence counsels.
WINDHOEK - Just one day after he was convicted of murder with direct intent for killing the mother of his two children by stabbing her 14 times with a knife, a Grootfontein resident was sentenced to 35 years behind bars by Oshakati High Court Judge, Johanna Salionga last week.
WINDHOEK- Windhoek Magistrates Court postponed the case of a Windhoek City Police Constable who is facing fraud charges in connection with N$1.9 million in medical benefits due to incomplete police investigations.
WINDHOEK - Acting Windhoek High Court judge, Ileni Velikoshi, last Thursday denied 66-year-old farmer, Willem Visagie Barnard, bail pending the finalisation of his appeal hearing on a conviction of murder and 10 year sentence for killing his wife at their farm in the Mariental district.
WINDHOEK – “Justice was served on earth and in heaven,” former Supreme Court Judge Pio Marapi Teek said on Monday after three acting judges of appeal dismissed an appeal the Prosecutor-General (PG) lodged against his acquittal on charges of kidnapping and sexual molestation.
WINDHOEK - A 21-year-old resident of Rehoboth, who had his plea of guilty on a murder charge rejected by both the prosecution and the presiding judge for not complying with all the elements of a guilty plea, was convicted on a charge of murder with direct intent on Friday.
WINDHOEK - Windhoek High Court judge, Dinnah Usiku, rejected an application by one of the five men accused of the murder of Walvis Bay businessman, Hans-Jorg Möller, during a daring robbery to be furnished with further particulars on one of the charges that he faces.
WINDHOEK - A man accused of killing a boy he was made to believe was his own son, until he heard rumours to the contrary after his break-up with the mother of the boy pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder read with the Domestic Violence Act before Windhoek High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo.
RUNDU - Henrique Valentino, 38, an Angolan who was arrested on October 4, was on Tuesday found guilty of the illegal possession of controlled wildlife products
WINDHOEK - The failure of two disgruntled members of Swapo to join other interested parties when they decided to approach the Windhoek High Court to stop the extra-ordinary Congress of Swapo slated for this weekend backfired when High Court Judge Thomas Masuku upheld an objection by the party and its secretary general Sophia Shaningwa about the non-joinder.
WINDHOEK – The prosecutor general has decided to prosecute a former Windhoek-based public prosecutor, alongside 20 other people, for the witness fees scam that saw the Office of the Judiciary lose hundreds of thousands of dollars.
WINDHOEK – The Windhoek Regional Court further postponed the trial of a 53-year-old man who is on trial for allegedly dealing in cannabis worth more than N$200 000. Appearing on bail for the continuation of his trial Makono Victus, 53, was informed that his trial will not proceed as scheduled due to the unavailability of his defence attorney Garth Joseph.
OMUTHIYA - The body of a missing woman from Oilavati village of Ohangwena Region was discovered yesterday along the gravel road between Oshivelo and Tsintsabis in Oshikoto Region.
WINDHOEK - The case of a 48-year-old Congolese woman, Abigail Musasa Bashala, who is accused of smuggling fellow Congolese into Namibia, has been postponed to November 26.
WINDHOEK – Joy and delight was evident last week when the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court provisionally withdrew the fraud case against former employees of Namibian Sports Commission (NSC).
KEETMANSHOOP - Those who may have been involved in the N$400,000 robbery of the Agra shop at Maltahöhe last Monday are still at large and the police reward for information that may lead to their arrest still stands.
WALVIS BAY - The rape and child trafficking case of the Russian marine pilot, Alexander Krylov (57), and his co-accused Anna Katrina Engelbrecht (27), has now been transferred to the High Court in Windhoek by the Prosecutor General.
WINDHOEK – Police in Omusati Region have observed that many Angolan nationals employed in northern Namibian have developed a habit of committing crimes and then flee back to their country, making it difficult for police to apprehend them.
WINDHOEK - Police in Omusati Region are investigating the death of a child who allegedly fell into a pot of boiling cooking oil at Olefa open market in Outapi last week.
WINDHOEK – The Windhoek Regional Court convicted a Windhoek resident for the death of his relative. Magistrate Elina Nandago convicted Benny Goliath on a charge of murder for the vicious attack and stabbing to death of his cousin Jacques Geingob on January 15, 2014 in Katutura.
WINDHOEK - The man accused of killing his girlfriend and mother of his daughter pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder in the Windhoek High Court on Monday morning and told the court he cannot remember anything that happened on that fateful day.
WINDHOEK - A 43-year-old hearing impaired man who confessed he killed the 56-year-old mother of his girlfriend by stabbing her with a screwdriver four times in her upper body five days after he hacked his brother-in-law with a panga on the shoulder was sentenced to 28 years in prison last week.
KEETMANSHOOP - The Namibian police have arrested a man suspected of fatally stabbing a woman said to be his ex-girlfriend at a bar at Keetmanshoop over the weekend.
WINDHOEK - The termination of contract by a transcribing company has caused a delay in the fraud case of a senior accountant of the Ministry of Finance, in connection with dubious medical aid claims.
WINDHOEK – A Swakopmund resident who allegedly raped a 14-year-old and another woman in the spate of five days after being released on bail on a previous rape charge pleaded not guilty to four counts of rape and one count of attempting to defeat or obstruct the course of justice, alternatively obstructing a member of the police from carrying out his or her duties.
ONGWEDIVA - The police in Outapi yesterday had to use pepper spray to disperse about 100 street vendors who went on an angry rampage, after the police allegedly confiscated and threw away the goods they were selling. Amongst those teargassed indiscriminately were three toddlers strapped on their mothers’ backs, witnesses said.
RUNDU - A decomposed body of a 59-year-old woman was discovered on Saturday at around 10h00 in Mpaga forest at Rupara village in Kavango West Region.
WINDHOEK - Mariental resident Hendrik Atab Swartz admitted that he killed 16-year-old Estonovia Games near a cemetery at Mariental between October 19 and 21, 2016, but denied other charges, including rape, before Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku.
WINDHOEK – “Surely it is understandable that family members and members of the public are not happy with the commission of the offence by the accused but I am not going to punish someone who has not yet been found guilty,” said Magistrate George Mbundu.
WINDHOEK - Judge President Petrus Damaseb said that there is a need for change in the stance of Namibian courts on drug-related cases and to accord the necessary weight to the seriousness of such offences and its prevalence in society.
KHORIXAS - Magistrate Muchali Jermaine Muchali recently issued a fine of N$3000 or 18 months imprisonment to Uatjindisa Tjambiru (55), for possessing a herd of six stolen goats that the accused hid in his corrugated iron zinc shack at Donkerhoek informal settlement in Khorixas. Tjambiru paid the fine.
WINDHOEK - A Gobabis resident accused of killing his three-month-old son by picking him up and throwing him on the ground causing him to die later that day in hospital from a fractured skull, has pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder yesterday before Windhoek High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo in the Windhoek High Court.
WINDHOEK - Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku last Friday sentenced Gobabis resident, Jacob Hoxobeb, 32, whom she convicted of murder with direct intent to an effective 34 years behind bars for the killing of his girlfriend and mother of his three children by stabbing her at least 16 times.
WINDHOEK - The corruption trial of Education Minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa (51), is set to start this morning in the Windhoek High Court before High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo with her expected to plead not guilty to one count of corruption.
RUNDU - The Rundu Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday denied bail to 24-year-old Henog Dihako from Mushashani village in Mukwe Constituency who stands accused of murder, rape and defeating the course of justice, as he tried to conceal the heinous crime against his girlfriend by burying her body in a shallow grave.
WINDHOEK – One of the three suspects who stand accused of attempting to steal N$1.1 million from Air Namibia, Marx Felali Mahoto, has passed away.
WINDHOEK- Former CEO of the Roads Contractor Company (RCC) Kelly Nghixulifa and his business friends Anna Ndoroma, 53, and 50-year-old Hafeni Nginamwaami got new trial dates yesterday when they made a routine appearance before Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg.
WINDHOEK - Three judges of the Namibian Supreme Court yesterday struck from the roll the appeal of the minority shareholders in the liquidated SME Bank for failing to file their heads of argument within the prescribed three months after the judgment to finally wind up the bank was handed down by the High Court.
WINDHOEK – The Katutura Magistrate’s Court yesterday postponed a murder case of a man standing accused of slitting his ex-girlfriend’s throat and attempting suicide earlier this year.
WINDHOEK – After several postponements, the verdict in the trial of former Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) Managing Director Tobias Aupindi and his co-accused Italian business partner Antonio di Savino is due to be handed down today in Windhoek Magistrate’s Court.
WINDHOEK - The Gobabis resident who admitted that he killed his girlfriend and mother of his three children by stabbing her at least 16 times with a knife was yesterday convicted on the additional charge of assault by threat.
WINDHOEK – The Prosecutor General’s Office got another chance to have the bail cancelled for three suspected robbers targeting tourists after their appeal against the decision of Magistrate Johannes Shuuveni.
WINDHOEK - The prosecutor general has sent the docket back to the investigating officer in the case of six foreign nationals accused of a gangster-style armed robbery at West Lane shopping complex in Pionierspark Extension 1, Windhoek.
WINDHOEK - Nearly several months in police custody, Paulina Dreyers a woman accused of fatally stabbing her relative to death over maize meal in February was on Tuesday released on bail of N$1,000 in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court.
WINDHOEK - A Gobabis man who admitted to stabbing the mother of his five children, at least 16 times with a knife because he suspected her of having an affair with a taxi driver, was convicted of murder with direct intent yesterday morning by Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku on his own admission.
WINDHOEK - An elderly man who admitted in Windhoek Magistrate’s Court to being in possession of a rhino horn, ivory and other wildlife products will stand trial in the Windhoek Regional Court.
WINDHOEK - High Court Judge President Petrus Damaseb yesterday sentenced convicted child trafficker, Bertus Koch, the DRC settlement of Swakopmund resident to an effective eight years imprisonment on convictions of child trafficking and committing an immoral act with a child under the age of 16. The sentence was meted out in the morning.
WINDHOEK - The trial of eight men still facing charges of high treason, murder, attempted murder, sedition, public violence and illegal importation of weapons and ammunition resumed in the Windhoek High Court this week after the Chief Justice, Peter Shivute, denied a petition directed at him.
WINDHOEK – Namibia Airports Company (NAC) through its new Board of Directors is asking the Windhoek High Court to review and set aside a decision and resolution taken by the previous board of the embattled public company to award a tender to China State Construction Engineering Company (CSCES) to be appointed as the contractor for the Ondangwa Airport Runway Rehabilitation Project.
ONGWEDIVA – The Nampost branch at the Dr Frans Aupa Indongo Open Market in Oshakati lost about N$58 506 during a lunchtime burglary last Friday.
WINDHOEK - A man from King Kauluma village in the Tsumeb District who was on trial for almost severing the head of his girlfriend and the mother of his two minor children was convicted of murder with direct intent by High Court Judge Herman January in the Oshakati High Court at the close of trial.
WINDHOEK - Lukas Nepela Nikodemus, the man charged with the murder and burning of two young women at a rubbish dump in Pionierspark suburb in Windhoek, said he will plead not guilty when his trial starts in two weeks’ time in the Windhoek High Court before High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg.
WINDHOEK - State Advocate Cliff Lutibezi on Wednesday told High Court Judge Alfred Siboleka in the Windhoek High Court that the only reasonable sentence the court can impose on convicted killer Elwen Gawaxab is life imprisonment, sending him to jail for the next 25 years to safeguard innocent lives.
OSHAKATI - The first accused in the humana trafficking case currently before the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court, Sylvia Bonifatius, 18, alleged in her bail application hearing that she concealed the whereabouts of the victim to protect her against her father.
WINDHOEK - The Katutura Magistrate’s Court has set a date to pronounce itself on the formal bail application of Johannes Neuaka, 39, who stands accused of fatally gunning down his girlfriend and mother of his child last January.
WINDHOEK - The trial of prominent Windhoek lawyer Dirk Conradie and his long-time friend Sara Ngenohani Damases resumed in the Windhoek High Court yesterday with Mark Bongers, the man who taped a conversation he had with Conradie, facing cross-examination.
WINDHOEK - A former senior police officer of the Namibian Police Force accused of shooting an 18-year-old to death was convicted yesterday on five of the six charges that he faced in the Windhoek High Court at the Windhoek Prison Facility by Judge Dinnah Usiku.
WINDHOEK - Defence lawyer Milton Engelbrecht, representing an elderly man from Karasburg who allegedly had his murder victim washed and clothed and put her in bed after beating her, yesterday asked Judge Nate Ndauendapo to convict his client of culpable homicide instead of murder.
WINDHOEK – The Prosecutor-General has decided to prosecute three men who stand accused of stealing N$1.1 million from Air Namibia.
WINDHOEK - A psychiatrist who examined a 21-year-old woman accused of stabbing her 70-year-old lover multiple times to death on February 25 has concluded she is fit to stand trial and can be held accountable for her actions.
WINDHOEK - One of the first police officers at the scene of the gruesome murder of 24-year-old Louise Ross Shimunu Alupe on November 10, 2014, at Dunes Independence Beach in Walvis Bay yesterday testified about what he found when he arrived at the scene.
WINDHOEK - Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku on Friday dished out the umpteenth life sentence since the Supreme Court declared the increasing long direct jail terms by the High Court inhumane, in what has become to be known as the ‘Gaingob Judgment’.
WINDHOEK – The Windhoek Regional Court gave an order to have the security around forty-year-old Yemeni national tightened following several attempts that were made by the accused to flee from police custody.
WINDHOEK - Bertus Koch, the DRC settlement of Swakopmund resident accused of child trafficking and rape, alternatively committing an immoral act with a child under the age of 16 was on Tuesday convicted on the trafficking count, acquitted on the rape charge, but convicted on the alternative charge by High Court Judge President and Deputy Chief Justice Petrus Damaseb.
WINDHOEK – Jesaja Boois, 43, a resident of Tses in the Keetmanshoop district was on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment on a conviction of murder, 20 years on a conviction rape, one year on a conviction of assault by threat and one year in jail on a conviction of defeating or attempting to defeat the course of justice by the Windhoek High Court.
Video: Jesaja Boois was sentenced to life imprisonment.
WINDHOEK - Gerald Henly Matlata, 34, the man who had the southern town of Mariental in a grip of fear for three years was yesterday sentenced to life in prison on convictions of murder, rape, robbery, housebreaking with intent to rob and robbery, theft and housebreaking with intent to rape and rape.
WINDHOEK - Acting Windhoek High Court Judge Johanna Salionga yesterday afternoon refused an application by the State funded lawyers for the accused in the murder for hire trial in the Windhoek High Court without giving any reasons. Judge Salionga only read the order dismissing the application and indicated she will present her reasons today at 09h00.
Video: Judge dismisses application for leave to appeal recusal refusal
WINDHOEK - Former CEO of the Roads Contractor Company (RCC), Kelly Nghixulifa has requested the Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg to quash counts 1, 6, 9 and 10 in the indictment he faces in relation to charges of fraud and contravening the ACC Act.
WINDHOEK - The start-stop, stop-start murder trial of two men accused of brutally killing and raping a Swakopmund resident in September 2005 is drawing to a close after the defence counsels indicated they are closing their cases in the Windhoek High Court yesterday.
WINDHOEK - Morne Mouton, a man on trial for the death of two civilians and Windhoek City Police officer has denied allegations that he was drunk the night of the fatal incident that prematurely cut short three innocent lives.
WINDHOEK – Guilty was the verdict on all eight charges that Walvis Bay resident Piet Kondjele Nakanene faced in the Windhoek High Court, as handed down by Judge Dinnah Usiku yesterday.
WINDHOEK - Windhoek High Court Judge Alfred Siboleka on Monday dismissed an application by Stockley Kauejao, 43, and Afas Kamutjemo, 40, for their discharge on the murder charges they face after the State closed its case.
OSHAKATI – “It was painful and I was screaming, but he told me to keep quiet or else he would beat me,” a five-year-old boy from one of Oshakati’s informal settlements described the chilling details of the day he was allegedly sodomised by an older boy from the same location.
WINDHOEK - An Otjiwarongo man who admitted in the Windhoek High Court yesterday that he hacked his girlfriend 45 times on her head, neck and face, said he committed the gruesome deed because the deceased refused to break up with him despite her having another boyfriend.
WINDHOEK - State Advocate Marthino Olivier last Friday requested the Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg to send Gerald Henly Matlata, 34, to prison for the rest of his life on convictions of murder, rape, robbery, housebreaking with intent to rob and robbery, theft and housebreaking.
RUNDU - Linus Tuzeerendo Neumbo,59, of Neumbo Private Investigators Agency who became popular when he was hired by the Rundu Town Council last year to probe allegations of corruption within the council, appeared on Thursday in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court on a charge of forgery.
WINDHOEK - The reward for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrator(s) in the murder of nine-year-old Cheryl Avihe Ujaha was increased to N$100 000.
WINDHOEK - “For the rest of my life I will always carry hatred towards you until the day I know you are in the grave,” a very emotional woman, who may not be named to protect her identity, told the man accused of sexually violating her in 2012 at his court hearing yesterday.
WINDHOEK - The trial of a woman accused of fatally stabbing her live-in boyfriend 17 times in 2009 will only resume in 2019. Laimi Goagoses, 35, has been on trial on a charge of murder for the death of her boyfriend, Horst Gunther Radecke, 57. Radecke lost his life in the attack that took place on December 23, 2009 along Tempel Street, Dolam in Katutura.
WINDHOEK - Tuhemwe Dinyando, 30, a former security guard who has been in custody for allegedly killing a 32-year-old woman whose corpse was discovered near the University of Namibia’s (Unam) main campus will take the stand for his formal bail hearing in Windhoek Magistrate’s Court.
WINDHOEK – State Advocate Ethel Ndlovu yesterday morning asked Windhoek High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo to remove Jesaja Boois from society for a very long time as he is clearly a danger who cannot be let loose on innocent members of society.
WINDHOEK - Chief Justice, Peter Shivute has denied a petition from eight persons still facing charges of high treason, murder, attempted murder, sedition, public violence, and illegal importation of weapons and ammunition directed at him to appeal a decision by Acting High Court Judge Petrus Unengu on the jurisdiction of the Namibian High Court to try them.
WALVIS BAY - State prosecutor for the N$206 million cocaine case, Salmon Kanyemba says lawyer Sisa Namandje’s argument in the state’s case is weak, Namandje argued the evidence collected during the arrest of Grant Noble and Dinath Azahr is baseless and will be inadmissible during the trial.
WINDHOEK - Windhoek High Court Judge Thomas Masuku says he will deliver his judgment in the urgent application Finance Minister, Calle Schlettwein and the Namibia National Reinsurance Corporation (NamibRe) launched to compel eight insurance companies to re-insure with NamibRe according to the NamibRe Act 22 of 1998 on September 20 after listening to two days of arguments.
WINDHOEK – The Windhoek Regional Court has held over the warrant of arrest for the woman who stands accused of strangling her one-month-old baby to death.
WINDHOEK – A former Namibian Defence Force (NDF) soldier claims a bullet accidentally went off while showing his ex-girlfriend a firearm that he had picked up in their yard.
WINDHOEK - A Windhoek resident found himself in police custody following allegations that he defrauded the University of Science and Technology (NUST) an amount of N$1.2 million.
RUNDU - The case of Jesaya Gabriel Chuhunda, 20, accused of bludgeoning to death five family members on July 1, was postponed to November 23, and he will remain in police custody as the court subsequently denied him bail due to the seriousness of the crime.
WINDHOEK - A resident of the Havana settlement of Windhoek who was convicted of murder with direct intent and robbery with aggravating circumstances for slitting the throat of his former girlfriend and mother of his daughter, before he robbed her and her new boyfriend of a gas stove, still maintains he did not commit the dastardly deed.
RUNDU - The Namibian Police in Rundu were called to a gruesome crime scene at Gove village some 31 km east of Rundu along the Rundu-Divundu gravel road that runs parallel to the Kavango River where a man had just been killed with a sharp unidentified object in the early hours of Thursday.
WINDHOEK – Tears of joy and sorrows, along with hugs and kisses, were the order of the day when three people convicted of 513 counts of fraud, contravening the Banking Institutions Act and Contravening the Companies Act were sentenced to different terms of imprisonment and fines yesterday by Windhoek High Court Judge Alfred Siboleka.
KAYIRA-YIRA - The police in Kavango West have requested the assistance from members of the public, who may perhaps have some information that could help to apprehend the culprit suspected to have aborted and abandoned her infant in the bushes of Kayira-yira village in Kavango West.
WINDHOEK - Windhoek resident Jamee Kahuure last Friday walked out of Katutura Magistrate’s Court a free woman after the court provisionally withdrew the murder charge against her, related to the death of her friend.
ONGWEDIVA – The suspect arraigned for the murder of his girlfriend over the weekend at Onandjaba settlement in Okalongo Constituency has two pending cases of assault against two other victims, police confirmed.
WINDHOEK - DNA expert, Maryn Swart, yesterday revealed to Judge Naomi Shivute in the Windhoek Court the DNA she found on the knife that ended the life of Getrud Vaanda Tjihuiko was predominantly hers with the accused in the matter, Elvis Mieze, 44 contributing only a minimal portion.
WINDHOEK - The trial of Rodney Ricardo Rooi accused of murdering his 19-year-old girlfriend and mother of his child, Brigitta Smith, by stabbing her seven times in the chest for refusing to spend the night with him was postponed to April next year by the Windhoek High Court.
WINDHOEK - The Windhoek High Court returned the occupancy rights of the Purros Community Campsite and Bush Lodge to the Purros Conservancy Committee after the latter successfully lodged an urgent application to restore their undisturbed and peaceful possession of the premises situated at Purros village.
WINDHOEK - A former senior police officer of the Namibian Police Force, accused of shooting to death a teenager, yesterday claimed the fatal shot he fired happened during a struggle for the gun. He said this when he testified in his own defence in the Windhoek High Court at the Windhoek Prison Facility before Judge Dinah Usiku.
WINDHOEK - The wife of a man accused of beating a woman to death in Windhoek’s Otjomuise location testified in her husband’s defence yesterday in the Windhoek High Court before Judge Alfred Siboleka. Margaret Gawaxab confirmed what Elwen Gawaxab has been saying through his privately funded lawyer, Mbanga Siyomunji, that he had on his work clothes, a green trouser and shirt when he left their house the previous evening and that he still had the same clothes on when he arrived home early the next morning, contrary to the evidence of State witnesses that he had put on blue jeans and a white shirt.
WINDHOEK – The Katutura Magistrate’s Court could not proceed with the murder case of a 20-year-old woman on trial for allegedly killing her pensioner lover in February. The hearing failed to take place because the docket was not available.
OMUTHIYA - Three separate cases of rape involving minors were reported to the Oshikoto police in one week, and only one of the suspects has so far been arrested while the other two are still at large, although their identities are known to the police.
WINDHOEK - The Windhoek High Court has indemnified a garage accused of failing to carry out the instructions of a client and in addition granted it an amount of N$30,000 for partial repairs undertaken on a vehicle of an Angolan after the latter cancelled the work contract.