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The vengeful 27-year-old man who fatally stabbed his 24-year-old ex-girlfriend and her lover to death in what was described as a “brutal attack” has been found guilty of their murders. Omulumentu gwoomvula 27 ngoka a li a tsu nokudhipaga kuume ke komiihole omukulu pamwe nomuholike gwe molwiikonene, taku popiwa kutya osha li oshiponikela shi nyanyaleka, okwa monika ondjo miipotha ine. Swapo’s internal campaign has become increasingly robust with a heated argument between party secretary general Sophia Shaningwa and information minister and central committee member Peya Mushelenga almost souring yesterday’s event in Eenhana, Ohangwena region. Swapo secretary general hopeful Armas Amukwiyu this week admitted receiving funds linked to the Fishrot corruption scandal, but maintained his innocence in the saga. A group of former members of the liberation struggle said there is no patience left in them any longer and they want the long-awaited cash payment earmarked for Individual Veterans Projects (IVP) to be settled with immediate effect, saying they are getting old and cannot wait. Former African Union representative to the United States Arikana Chihombori-Quao and her delegation visited Namibia to establish the presence of African Diaspora Development Institute (ADDI) in Namibia. Namibia has expressed its readiness and willingness to share information with Ethiopia on various farming systems practised in the country. Swapo secretary general Sophia Shaningwa has said the wide-reaching Fishrot corruption scandal, which implicates ruling party officials, took place before she became the party’s chief administrator. Swapo vice president candidate Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says she is proud of her tenure as finance minister from 2003 to 2015, boasting she found the local economy in recession – but under her watch, Namibia managed a budget surplus. Some candidates campaigning for top positions at Swapo’s upcoming seventh elective congress are beginning to feel the pinch as they bemoan the cost of the process. Swapo executive director Austin Samupwa says preparations for the party’s seventh elective congress, set for the end of November in Windhoek, are in full swing. An unprecedented town hall meeting that was set to take place two days before Swapo’s elective congress has been postponed to next year because of perceptions the meeting would influence the outcomes of the ruling party’s landmark event. As the temperature rises on sunny days, the heat becomes unbearable for drenched teachers and learners at Tsintsabis Combined School, but they have no choice but to continue with lessons in their cramped classrooms of over 50 pupils. Africans in the diaspora who want Namibian citizenship will be welcomed with open arms as the country is working on developing a policy that will grant them residence rights. A resident of Oshilulu village, who was accused of killing his ex-girlfriend’s mother five years ago, has been found not guilty at the end of his trial in the Oshakati High Court. …as Swapo CC vote recount hangs in balance Amidst the internal wrangles brought by Swapo’s just-ended seventh elective congress, Swapo veteran Helmut Angula has called for calm within the party, and for members to focus on finding amicable solutions to rectify the mistakes. Farmers in the small-scale fisheries sector have diverse capacities and capabilities which require support. The announcement of the national examination results for grades 11 and 12 last week has sent shock waves through the country as 80% of the candidates who sat for the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary and the Advanced Subsidiary (AS) levels failed to qualify for admission to tertiary education institutions. The high failure rate of candidates who sat for the 2022 national examinations has once again stirred the nation, with many fingers pointing to the reformed curriculum that was implemented in 2021.