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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. 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 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 - 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 - 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 - Two judges of the Windhoek High Court reinstituted bail of three suspected stock thieves after a magistrate at the small town of Karibib cancelled it after she recused herself from the case because she received a personal letter from one of the defence lawyers. 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. WINDHOEK - Scenes of emotional outbursts – some supportive, but mostly incredulous – greeted the sentencing in the Windhoek High Court on Friday of the woman who killed her almost three-year-old daughter. WINDHOEK - Minister of Justice Sakeus Shangala on Friday last week announced the new members of the Magistrates Commission that will serve for the next two years at the Office of the Judiciary in Windhoek. The newly appointed members of the commission are High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo who was re-elected to serve another term as chairman, Acting High Court Judge Johanna Salionga, Magistrate Rina 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. WINDHOEK - Legal old-hand Johan van Vuuren was yesterday appointed as the new State funded legal representative for Rachel Rittmann, 47, the Gobabis woman accused of plotting along with her boyfriend to kill her husband in August 2013. WINDHOEK - An application for leave to appeal a rape conviction and 18-year jail term by a father convicted in April, 2010 of raping his then 17-year-old daughter was dismissed on Tuesday by Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute for failing to provide a reasonable explanation for the late filing of his notice to appeal. WINDHOEK - Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute on Tuesday dismissed an application by South African national Wilhelm (Wimpie) Derick February, 39, that murder and rape charges against him be dismissed for lack of evidence. A resident of Tses in the Keetmanshoop District convicted on one count of murder, one count of rape, one count of defeating The battle for revenues worth over N$1 billion a year commenced yesterday in the High Court, where Treasury and state-owned reinsurance company NamibRe 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 - 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. WINDHOEK - Charles Winston Manale, 35, yesterday afternoon pleaded guilty to 147 counts of fraud before Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku at the Windhoek Correctional Facility High Court, but pleaded not guilty to a charge of money laundering. 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.