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Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute was assigned to the trial of murder accused siblings, Azaan Madisia and Junior Mulundu. Defence lawyer Jorge Neves has informed Windhoek High Court acting judge Petrus Unengu that he wishes to withdraw from the case of the remaining seven treason accused persons, in the longest running trial in the history of Namibia. State prosecutor Ezekiel Iipinge yesterday told Tamson ‘Fitty’ Hatuikulipi, one of the key figures in the Fishrot scandal, that his closest proximity to the fishing industry before he married Ndapandula Esau was eating fish. The trial of siblings Azaan Madisia and Junior Mulundu, who are accused of murdering the young Shannon Wasserfall, is set to start in February next year. Muyemeli wababa nyaziwa mwamuzeko wabukwenuheli Jorge Neves uzibisize muatuli swalelele mwa Khuta Yepahami Petrus Unengu, kuli ubata kuitiulula mwamuzeko wabasupile baba sialezi mwamuzeko wabukwenuheli, ili omutelele isamba mwalitaba zanaha Namibia. Tamson “Fitty” Hatuikulipi, one of the key figures in the Fishrot scandal, yesterday and Thursday last week refused to answer questions on emails that mentioned him in the conspiracy to rob Namibia of millions of dollars in the Fishrot scandal. The only role Tamson ‘Fitty’ Hatuikulipi, one of the key figures in the Fishrot scandal, played in the Samherji negotiations was that of the son-in-law of the then minister of fisheries, Bernhard Esau. Oshakati High Court acting Judge Danie Small last week convicted a resident of northern Namibia on a charge of arson and murder. The State will call its witness on new facts when the bail application hearing of Fishrot accused Tamson ‘Fitty’ Hatuikulipi resumes next month. Windhoek High Court Judge Claudia Claasen yesterday sentenced a 30-year-old woman convicted for murdering her baby to an effective jail term of 28 years. American murder accused Marcus Thomas is suing prison authorities, a former safety and security minister and five correctional officers for damages in relation to an alleged assault perpetrated on him. A man from Ariamsvlei in the Karasburg district, who allegedly poured petrol on his girlfriend and mother of his 13-month-old baby girl, pleaded not guilty. Three judges of the Namibia Supreme Court on Friday declared the controversial Regulation 19 instituted by President Hage Geingob during the national lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic as unconstitutional. Bereavement has delayed the continuation of the trial of lay litigant August Maletzky and his former assistant Simon Afrikaner in the Windhoek High Court yesterday before Judge Herman January. A man who was sentenced to 35 years imprisonment in 2019 for stabbing his girlfriend and mother of his now 11-year-old daughter to death was provided with a lawyer by Legal Aid to appeal his sentence. The trial of a man from Ariamsvlei in the Karasburg district, who is accused of pouring petrol over his girlfriend and setting her on fire in 2020, was postponed yesterday until February 2023. A Congolese national convicted of smuggling three refugees into Namibia for a fee was sentenced to an effective six years in prison yesterday by Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku. Accused Ponzi scheme operators Michael Amushelelo and Gregory Cloete insist they need senior counsel (advocate) to represent them in their upcoming fraud trial in the Windhoek High Court, paid for by the Department of Legal Aid in the Ministry of Justice. Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku on Friday dismissed an application for discharge by murder accused Abraham Maasdorp for an alleged lack of evidence against him. Windhoek High Court acting Judge Alfred Siboleka on Friday dismissed an application by two men on trial for the murder of renowned stock theft investigator Wilfred ‘Major’ Kazeurua in Gobabis during 2012, which sought them to appeal his refusal to step down from their case in the Supreme Court.