WINDHOEK – A man who three years ago gruesomely murdered his cousin in Katutura was sentenced to 15 years in prison this week.
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.