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One of the main accused in the Fishrot corruption saga, James Hatuikulipi is challenging a portion of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (POCA), saying it is unconstitutional. Three judges of the Namibia Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal brought by British-owned Menzies Aviation against a High Court decision that ordered it to vacate the Hosea Kutako International Airport. Windhoek High Court judge Christi Liebenberg made it abundantly clear yesterday that he will not be prescribed to when considering sentences to be imposed against convicted offenders. A 27-year-old Drimiopsis resident, accused of kidnapping, rape and murder, yesterday pleaded not-guilty to the charges before Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute. Windhoek High Court Judge Herman January on Friday convicted a resident of Otjimbingwe in the Erongo region on three counts of rape and two counts of common assault. A man accused of committing fraud to the tune of over N$4.2 million pled not guilty last week before Windhoek High Court judge HermanJanuary. Ondangwa-based magistrate, Liwena Walter Mikiti disputes the legitimacy of handwriting specimens purportedly of a police officer who attended a motor vehicle accident he was involved in. Windhoek High Court Judge Claudia Claasen yesterday dismissed an application to appeal their conviction and sentence in the Supreme Court by Russian national Alexander Krylov and his Namibian counterpart Anna Engelbrecht. Two men who are accused of murdering a Gobabis farming couple in January 2018, made a first appearance in the Windhoek High Court last week Thursday. A Gobabis resident, accused of killing his romantic partner during sexual intercourse, was last week found guilty of murder without intent to kill by Windhoek High Court judge Dinnah Usiku. Renowned criminal lawyer Sisa Namandje has withdrawn as the legal representative of forex trader-turned-activist Michael Amushelelo in his fight against the prosecutor general’s decision to attach his properties. Xinfeng Investments, the Chinese company that mines Lithium near Uis, emerged victorious, but not unscathed, in its battle with mines minister Tom Alweendo. A doctor attached to the intensive care unit at the Windhoek Central hospital, on Monday dismissed claims that the medical personnel at the Katutura hospital’s emergency unit were negligent when they treated the deceased wife of a murder accused. Windhoek High Court judge Eileen Rakow yesterday set the date for her ruling on an application for leave to appeal her judgment against interdicting Namibia Airports Company (NAC) from implementing the award for ground handling services at Hosea Kutako Airport to Paragon Investment Holdings and Ethiopia Airlines Joint Venture as of 5 July. Former CEO of the Road Contractors Company, Kelly Nghixulifwa and two of his business associates, Anna Ndoroma and Hafeni Nginamwaami, intend to apply for charges against them to be dropped. The rape and incest trial of former Okahandja regional councillor and ex-parliamentarian Steve Biko Booys is set to start on 28 July in the Windhoek Regional Court before Regional Magistrate Leopold Hangalo. A police officer attached to the Crime Investigations Unit of the Namibian Police testified on Friday that she and other colleagues found the clothes Patrick Geingob, a former teacher accused of fatally stabbing his wife 12 times, had worn during the stabbing in a bucket of water. The main accused in the trial of five men accused of the murder of Walvis Bay businessman Hans- Jorg Möller yesterday applied to have three State witnesses recalled for cross-examination. Following the withdrawal of Sisa Namandje in his fight against the prosecutor general’s decision to attach his properties, forex-trader-turned-activist Michael Saddam Amushelelo has now turned to the Directorate of Legal Aid to secure a new lawyer. Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku on Wednesday refused an application by murder accused Panduleni Gotlieb to have three State witnesses recalled for cross-examination.