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THE bail hearing of former minister of fisheries Bernhardt Esau and Fishrot minnow Nigel van Wyk resumed this week in the Windhoek High Court before Judge David Munsu. Windhoek-based lawyer Dirk Conradie and friend Sara Damases scored a minor victory in their long-running fraud and corruption trial in the Windhoek High Court on Thursday before Judge Thomas Masuku on Friday last week. A man from Macaravani East in the district of Katima Mulilo was sentenced to an effective 30 years in prison on Friday last week by High Court Judge President Petrus Damaseb at the Circuit Court in Katima Mulilo. The Ministry of Health and Social Services has agreed to pay a grieving mother N$500 000 in damages for the death of her daughter. Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Philanda Christiaan on Monday reserved her judgment on an application by the prosecutor general to join the trials involving three Zimbabwean nationals accused of murder. She will give her ruling on 18 September. Windhoek High Court Judge Boas Usiku will deliver his ruling on an application by former minister of justice Sakeus Shanghala, his friend and business partner James Hatuikulipi and Pius Mwatelulo for consent to lodge an application to challenge acting Judge Kobus Miller’s appointment as acting judge because of his advanced age. High Court Judge David Munsu on Friday postponed the bail hearing of former fisheries minister Bernardt Esau and Fishrot minnow Nigel van Wyk to 9 October for a status hearing on the availability of the transcribed record. Two inmates at the Hardap Correctional Facility are suing the security minister, police inspector general and two officers for N$1.1 million over their dignity which was allegedly trampled on. Muuna yana pila mwakomponi ya Macaravani ya Upa mwa Katima Mulilo, natomezwi lilimo zemashumi amalalu viki yefelile Labutanu, ki Muatuli wa Khuta yepahami Petrus Damaseb, kwa kuina kwa Khuta Yepahami swalelele mwa Katima Mulilo. B1 City fraud suspects Kelly Nghixulifa, Anna Ndoroma and Hafeni Nghinamwaami suffered mixed fortunes yesterday morning when they were discharged on some of the charges and put on their defence on others they face in the Windhoek High Court. Windhoek High Court Christi Liebenberg has convicted two American citizens of murder. The long-running murder and stock theft trial of four men, accused of murdering renowned stock theft investigator Hiambepo ‘Major’ Kazeurua, has faced obstacles yet again. B1 City fraud accused Kelly Nghixulifwa yesterday told Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg that he did everything he is accused of in the open and not anybody’s back. A man from Rundu was convicted of murder with direct intent for slashing his one month old baby’s stomach open with a traditional knife. The rape and trafficking of persons’ trial of two Noordoewer men has been put on hold, pending a ruling on an application for clarification on the charges one of them faces. AN application for leave to appeal the convictions and life sentence by one of the men convicted of murdering City of Windhoek employee, Peter Rosco Muleke on the instructions of his wife, was dismissed yesterday. A man accused of bludgeoning his girlfriend and mother of his child to death with an axe handle allegedly told his employer that prison is also a home when she questioned him about the tragic incident. An application for leave to appeal against a 34-year sentence by a man who hacked his girlfriend to death with a panga in 2020 was refused by the Oshakati High Court. The long-running murder and stock theft trial of four men, accused of murdering renowned stock theft investigator Hiambepo ‘Major’ Kazeurua, has been delayed once more. A man who admitted that he shot and killed one person and wounded two others was found not guilty yesterday on the basis that he suffered from Schizophrenia at the time of the incidents.