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Public prosecutor Victoria Thompson yesterday opposed bail for Michael Amushelelo, Dimbulukeni Nauyoma and PDM member of parliament Inna Hengari. Muatuli mwa Khuta Yepahami Christi Liebenberg nalengile muuna walilimo zemashumi amalalu kazepeli Inock Mazila Nalisa, lilimo zemashumi amalalu kazetalu mwatolongo kamulatu wakubulaya mufumahali wahae walilimo zemashumi amalalu, Petra Njakwabo Munikonzo. Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg yesterday reserved his judgment in the trial of Azaan Madisia and her brother and co-accused Steven Mulundu on 16 May at 10h00. While National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia board chairperson Jennifer Comalie was set to appear before a magistrate over drug charges relating to drug possession, her deputy, Tim Ekandjo and his fellow board members were summoned by finance minister Iipumbu Shiimi to an urgent meeting. The four-year-old daughter of a woman who was killed when her boyfriend poured petrol on her and set her alight asked for her picture, kissed it and held it tight to her chest. The trial of an estate administrator accused of stealing N$7.4 million from two estates resumed last week before Windhoek High Court Judge Herman January with Master of the High Court Elsie Beukes taking the stand. Windhoek High Court Judge Esi Schimming-Chase rejected an appeal by the Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) to stay the execution of an arbitration award, pending an appeal against the award in the High Court. Patrick Geingob, a former teacher accused of fatally stabbing his wife 12 times, yesterday pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and defeating or obstructing the course of justice, one count of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and one count of common assault. In an effort to clear the air around the appointment of Zimbabwean judge Rita Makarau as acting judge of the Supreme Court until 31 March 2024, which caused uproar on social media, the Judicial Service Commission issued a media statement. Former minister of fisheries Bernhard Esau yesterday resumed his evidence in his bail hearing after the State finished its cross-examination of Nigel van Wyk. An inmate at the Windhoek Correctional Facility, who is serving a sentence for murder, escaped further sanctions when he was acquitted on a charge of raping a fellow inmate. A 38-year-old man from Aranos in the Mariental District pleaded not guilty before Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku to charges of murder, rape and assault as well as defeating or obstructing the course of justice. A former police officer, who allegedly committed fraud to the tune of N$10 million, pleaded not guilty yesterday before Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Phillanda Christian. Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku yesterday dismissed four out of 23 counts of rape, attempted murder and various assaults against alleged serial rapist, Gavin Gawanab and placed him on his defence on 19 counts. The trial of a Namibian man, who allegedly operated a Ponzi scheme and is accused of defrauding 79 persons to the tune of N$4.3 million, returned to court this week after a hiatus of several months. A former senior police officer attached to the Women and Child Protection Unit in Keetmanshoop abandoned his court-ordered psychological evaluation by a private psychiatrist, as the doctor they approached is not a psychiatrist. The Directorate of Legal Aid in the Ministry of Justice formally instructed lawyer Jermaine Muchali as the legal representative of Rachel Kureva – the biological mother of a nine-year-old girl who was killed and her body burned in Windhoek North between 23 and 25 January 2020. Former technical director at the Electoral Commission of Namibia Milton Louw who was accused of stealing five laptop computers from his employer and selling them, was found not guilty and cleared yesterday in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court. The trial of a Namibian man who allegedly operated a Ponzi scheme and is accused of defrauding 79 persons to the tune of N$4.3 million, is heading for a trial within a trial to determine the admissibility of various financial statements. A man accused of stabbing his elder brother to death in Windhoek on 20 November last year was granted bail of N$2 500 by magistrate Johannes Shuuveni.