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A 45-year-old man who allegedly raped his biological daughter 15 times between 2018 and 2020, impregnated her, and forced her to abort the foetus, received his trial dates earlier this week. A young woman from northern Namibia, who allegedly killed her newborn baby and threw the body into a well in December 2020, was on Tuesday directed to answer to the charges by Oshakati High Court Judge Johanna Salionga. Oshakati High Court Judge Johanna Salionga last week convicted a man on a charge of attempted murder and murder for shooting his wife three times with a pistol. Former police reservist Sakaria Kuutondokwa Kokule failed in his latest attempt to be released on bail after more than three years in pre-trial custody on a bribery charge. A 23-year-old man from Gcigco village in the Rundu district was last week convicted of murder after assaulting his mother with a homemade donkey leash and kicking her, causing her death. A 40-year-old man who went on a shooting rampage at the Omutundungu village in June 2014 which saw the loss of one life and several injuries, was sentenced to an effective 25years imprisonment last week. Mugara gonomvhura 23 momukunda Gcigco gatunga moRundu sikondovike sina puku kavamugwene epuko morwa nomfa dozina omu katonesere ozina sininke esi varugana nmomawo sokutoonesa yindongi nomukavasenge eyi kayitwarederere dogoro vakadogoroke. “The prevalence of the offence of murder – and, in particular, killing of vulnerable babies – is indicative of a morally-bankrupt society, where parents fail to take their responsibilities.” ANTONIUS Semete, who was accused of murdering his 33-year-old uncle by hitting him with an axe handle on the head and fracturing his skull earlier this year, was convicted of murder with direct intent read with the provisions of Combating of Domestic Violence Act. Defence lawyer Jermaine Muchali has succeeded in getting his client off on a murder charge in the Windhoek Regional Court. Disgraced former fisheries minister Bernhardt Esau wants the government to pay his legal fees in the ongoing Fishrot case in which the country’s fisheries resources are said to have been looted at an industrial scale. The complainant in the rape and incest trial of her father, ex-parliamentarian Steve Biko Booys, started her testimony in the Windhoek Regional Court on Tuesday before Regional Magistrate Esme Molefe. Windhoek High Court Judge Eileen Rakow on Friday dismissed an urgent application by Chinese-owned Zhong Mei Engineering against the Namibia Revenue Agency to return N$33 million from their bank account in lieu of outstanding taxes. High Court Judge Herman January on Friday sentenced a man from Otjimbingwe in the Erongo region to an effective 35 years in prison for three convictions of rape and two for common assault. The High Court will decide on Menzies Aviation’s urgent application on 1 September to retain ground handling services at Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA). AS if confirming a prediction made years ago on a young upcoming lawyer, Trevor Brockerhoff has joined the world’s largest law firm, Dentons as its Namibian partner. The lawyer of former Okahandja ex-parliamentarian Steve Biko Boois last week told the complainant that the rape she allegedly suffered at the hands of her father is a figment of her imagination. A Windhoek resident who is accused of breaking into a shack in Goreangab informal settlement and raping two women pleaded not guilty to all charges yesterday. The United People’s Movement has come out strongly in support of the Namibian Construction Industry and all its affiliates in their condemnation of the continuous awarding of tenders to foreign owned companies at the expense of Namibians. An Angolan citizen accused of killing and robbing a woman at the Onandjaba settlement in the Omusati region was exonerated on all charges on Tuesday by Oshakati High Court Judge Eduard Kesslau.