WINDHOEK - A 32-year-old woman has been slapped with 10 years imprisonment for the killing of his live-in boyfriend of seven years in 2015.
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.
OMUTHIYA - A 21-year-old pregnant learner was on Monday sexually violated in the vicinity of Onethindi in
WINDHOEK - One of the accused in the trial of five people, including the wife of the deceased in a murder-for-hire case, is asking High Court Judge Johanna Salionga to postpone the trial for a year in order for him
WINDHOEK – Tourists from Indonesian were robbed of their goods while asleep at a lodge in Khorixas on Thursday last week, police say.
SWAKOPMUND – An investigating officer in the murder case against Ernest Lichtenstrasser, says that the state does not have eyewitnesses to the murders but has overwhelming forensic evidence in the matter.
WINDHOEK – The bail appeal of a former paramedic in the Namibian Defence Force (NDF), accused of
WINDHOEK - A 30-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death by his friend over a cellular phone on Saturday in Usakos.
WINDHOEK – Burundian national who was arrested on Friday in Kleine Kuppe for drug dealing in cocaine worth over N$300 000 allegedly offered a N$13 000 bribe to a police officer investigating his case so that the charges could be dropped.
WINDHOEK – A resident of Westerkim location in Karasburg will plead today on a charge of murder read with the provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act, 4 of 2003 before newly appointed Acting Judge of the Windhoek High Court Eileen Rakow.
WINDHOEK - The Office of the Prosecutor General got their date yesterday to apply for leave to appeal the acquittal of 41 men accused of high treason, murder, attempted murder, sedition, public violence and
WINDHOEK - A man accused of killing a boy he had believed to be his own son, until he heard rumours to
SWAKOPMUND – A Swakopmund resident died on Saturday evening after he was stabbed over a bottle of cheap wine he reportedly grabbed from two men. According to the police crime report, the incident happened around 22h40 at Hero’s bar in Mondesa.
WINDHOEK - Kingsley Dausab, 44 and Michael Tsowaseb, 41, two men convicted of mutilating the private parts of a woman after they murdered her in 2005, were sentenced to life imprisonment on Friday by Windhoek High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo.
RUNDU - A 19-year-old security guard was shot in the legs while on duty early yesterday morning during an attempted armed robbery at Fatinya Supermarket in Sauyemwa location of Rundu.
SWAKOPMUND – Two sets of petitions are in circulation, one by those believing in the innocence of Ernst Lichtenstrasser, the only accused in the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology (Nimt) double murders, and those who believe he must pay for the cold-blooded killings.
WINDHOEK - Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Alfred Siboleka returned a verdict of guilty with direct intent in the trial of a young man accused of killing his girlfriend near Independence Beach in Walvis Bay. The killing took place on November 10, 2014.
WINDHOEK - Former CEO of the Road Contractors Company, Kelly Nghixulifwa has petitioned the Supreme Court to challenge a decision by Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg to refuse to squash eight of the 11 charges that he faces.
WINDHOEK – Fraud suspects Manga Manga-Mukena, her husband Joseph Mukena and Celestino Gabriel Antonio want Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Kobus Miller to grant them leave to appeal his decision not to recuse himself from their trial.
WINDHOEK - Three judges of the Supreme Court overturned a Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Act acquittal of a man accused of raping and murdering a young woman in 2013.
SWAKOPMUND - The High Court of Namibia has dismissed the labour appeal of former Usakos CEO Gruzi Goseb’s against an arbitration ruling in which he lost a labour case against the Usakos Town Council 2018.
SWAKOPMUND - Former Namibian national team goalkeeper, Denzel Bruwer was arrested over the weekend in connection with housebreaking with the intent to steal and was denied bail during his first court appearance in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court.
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.