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Prosecutor General Martha Imalwa (PG) last week got a reprieve from Windhoek High Court judge Orben Sibeya in her fight to attach the assets of the Fishrot accused. Three judges of the Windhoek High Court yesterday reserved their judgment on a constitutional challenge of the validity of the common law crimes of sodomy and unnatural offences, and all statutory enactments that refer to or incorporate such crimes. The man, dubbed the ‘Swakopmund Butcher’ is continuing with his quest to be released on parole after spending the last 23 years in jail. Pensioner Hewat Beukes and his wife Erica have taken the fight to retain their residence to the Supreme Court. Ernst Lichtenstrasser, the man who shot two people at the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT)’s entrance in 2019, acted with direct intent, Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg said yesterday when he convicted him on all counts he faced. Windhoek High Court Judge George Coleman Wednesday dismissed a claim by 13 human trafficking accused that they are held in custody illegally. A 12-year-old boy who witnessed the brutal murder of his mother recounted the horrible ordeal in court last Friday. Wickus Johann Maree, who is facing 75 counts of raping underage boys and spreading pornographic material on the dark web, lost another lawyer yesterday morning. A lawyer in the service of the Directorate of Legal Aid has taken her fight to retain her job to the Windhoek High Court. Alleged serial rapist Gavin Gawanab, who is on trial for 19 offences of rape, attempted murder and various assaults told Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku that he is a gentleman who is incapable of hurting women. Five long-term inmates at the Windhoek Correctional Facility succeeded in a lawsuit they lodged for remissions on their sentences to be considered. Two brothers sentenced to life imprisonment in September 1998 for murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances and housebreaking with intent to steal and theft, are now asking the Windhoek High Court to release them on parole. The mother of a woman killed by her lover during coitus on 18 July 2020 vowed that she would never forgive the accused. Ernst Lichtenstrasser, the man who shot two people at the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT)’s entrance in 2019 in cold blood, wants the court to sentence him to house arrest. The criminal trial of British farmer and businessman Harvey Boulter was again postponed yesterday by Windhoek High Court judge Christie Liebenberg. A former police officer accused of fraud involving N$10 million, was yesterday acquitted on six of the nine charges he faced by Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Phillanda Christiaan. A widow who approached the High Court to grant her the sole right to erect a tombstone on her late husband’s grave, saw her case derailed at the last minute because of incomplete court documents. The trial of seven men accused of trying to secede the then Caprivi Strip from Namibia in August 1999, is in its last stretch in the Windhoek High Court operating from the Windhoek Correctional Facility. A security guard took the witness stand yesterday before Windhoek High Court acting Judge Kobus Miller in the rape case of former magistrate Jaco Kennedy and his cousin Ray Cloete. The two American citizens recently sentenced for the murder of Andrè Heckmair in January 2011 want to appeal their convictions and sentences in the Supreme Court.