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The Grootfontein municipality has reinstated 84 contract workers who were initially laid off in October following recommendations contained in a ministerial audit report of 2018. The Grootfontein municipality has reinstated 84 contract workers who were initially laid off in October following recommendations contained in a ministerial audit report of 2018. The prosecutor general’s (PG) decision not to allow prosecution of an assault case in which a man lost three of his teeth has left the victim shattered and questioning the essence of justice. A Windhoek private school has maintained it does not condone bullying on any level. Three suspects have been arrested in separate incidents in Oshikoto for cattle theft with a combined value of N$81 500. A complainant, who walked away from a brawl minus some of his teeth, is accused of also taking a bite out of the law, as he and his family allegedly assaulted one of the eight suspects who attacked him in October. The CEO of Oniipa Town Council, Junias Jakob, has refused to budge despite being suspended by council late Tuesday afternoon, arguing that the meeting at which he was relieved of duties was illegal and unprocedural. The community of Elavi and farmers of Mangetti West, whose roads were in a shocking state previously, were ecstatic yesterday as the 53km second phase of the gravel road was opened to the public. Tsintsabis resident Ida Kambiru has taken the bull by its horns as she enters the male-dominated construction industry, saying she was enticed due to the high demand for buildings in the area. A man from the Oshikoto region committed suicide last week, a day after he attempted to rape a 19-year-old girl. Grootfontein municipality CEO Kisco Sinvula has defended a decision to postpone last week’s election and swearing-in ceremony of office-bearers serving on the local authority’s council, following a request by the ruling party, Swapo. Oshikoto education director Aletta Eises has expressed concern over the rise in school dropouts, especially among San learners. Swapo councillor Hileni Idhogela yesterday prevailed as the new mayor of Oniipa local authority, replacing the embattled David Kambonde after a fierce election, which lasted for more than three hours. Oniipa CEO Junias Jakob, who was temporarily removed in mid-November, has been reinstated with immediate effect by the recently sworn-in council. The resuscitated Omuthiya Mayoral Fund raised N$208 000 at a gala dinner held on Friday. The Namibian ambassador to Tanzania Lebbius Tobias says he has unlocked economic activities between the two countries to foster food security at home. The chairperson of the management committee of the Oniipa Town Council, Jafet Augustus, believes there are still valid grounds to suspend under-fire local authority CEO Junias Jakob. Jakob, who was temporarily removed in mid-November, was reinstated with immediate effect this week by the recently sworn-in council, which is headed by mayor Hileni Idhogela. The Grootfontein municipality has been left rudderless since the term of the elected office- bearers lapsed last month. Oshikoto police commander Armas Shivute has implored police officers to work hard and never turn away people seeking help, while further reminding them that they are law enforcers and not social workers. A 30-year-old man succumbed to head injuries a day after he was hit with a brick on the forehead, following a physical fight at Havana Bar in Omuthiya.