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As opposition parties prepare to take their fight against the Anti-Corruption Commission director generals’ appointment to court, the Independent Patriots for Change says it has no standing in parliamentary affairs to throw its weight behind the disgruntled parties. Chinese president Xi Jinping yesterday congratulated President Hage Geingob on his 80th birthday and said he is willing to work with the Namibian leader to promote the two countries’ bilateral exchanges and cooperation in various fields to new heights. Farmers in the Omaheke region last year suffered losses in excess of N$8.8 million as a result of rampant livestock theft, governor Pijoo Nganate revealed last week. Landless People’s Movement leader Bernadus Swartbooi yesterday launched an attack on his Popular Democratic Movement counterpart McHenry Venaani, labelling him as “unethical and immoral”. Nguuru gomukunda Omaheke Pijoo Nganate kageve magano gendi konondango dodoropa dakara momukunda asi vahepa kuhageka kurandesa evhu kwava vakura ava wapukurura pwavene evehu vadikepo mambo. Deputy finance minister Maureen Hinda-Mbuende has sent a stern warning to government employees abusing the Public Service Medical Aid Scheme (Psemas), saying her ministry will initiate criminal proceedings against perpetrators. The country’s meat processor, Meatco, has expressed discontent with the way the Meat Board of Namibia articulated its concerns with its wellbeing, saying the regulator is sowing doubts among the corporation’s local and international stakeholders. Swapo’s chief whip in the National Assembly, Hambyuka Hamunyera has dismissed insinuations that his party’s members of parliament are scared of the Landless People’s Movement legislators, saying they are ready to engage in robust debates, not insults. !Nakaǂnôa ministers mariǁhōn ministeris dis, Maureen Hinda-Mbuendes ge ǀgaisa !khâikhomsa ǂhanub sîsenaon hîa ǂHanub !Oabadi ǀAe!khōs Huib ǂGaesa (Psemas) ra hîǀhuruna !oa ge sîǂui, mîs gerese, ǁîs ministeris nî ǂkhawadīb !nuri!gâde ǁnāti ī !ûǂamaon !oa-ai ū !khaisa. Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has called upon the San community in Tsumkwe to reject the marginalised tag. African ambassadors accredited to Namibia this week donated N$146 000 towards community projects in Tsumkwe. Pandemonium erupted in Windhoek yesterday when police officers clashed with fuming residents who had illegally occupied land for days in the Otjomuise and the Tobias Hainyeko constituency. Tsumkwe constituency councillor Johannes Hausiku has called upon banks to establish a presence at the settlement. The Tsumkwe constituency, situated in the eastern part of the Otjozondjupa region, has a population of about 9 900 and consists of the settlement of Tsumkwe and the surrounding rural area. After a long and bitter standoff that lasted over eight months, three political parties and an association headed by Windhoek mayor Job Amupanda finally reached a compromise and yesterday signed on the dotted line to formalise their political marriage. The Gobabis municipality last week suspended three managers and two junior employees for alleged misconduct, bringing the total number of employees on suspension at the local authority to six. In the late deputy minister of higher education Veno Kauaria, President Hage Geingob said he has lost a sister, comrade and confidant. The management committee of the Gobabis municipality has approached the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) over the promotion of Johannes Endyala from being a manager into an executive position. President Hage Geingob yesterday said his administration looks forward to working with newly elected Zambian president Hakainde Hichilema. Hichilema soundly defeated incumbent Edgar Lungu by almost a million votes after polling over 2.8 million votes against Lungu’s 1.8 million. President Hage Geingob has sympathised with president Xi Jinping of China and Algerian leader Abdelmadjid Tebboune following floods in Henan province due to heavy rains and wildfires ravaging mountain forests and villages east of Algeria’s capital, Algiers. TSUMKWE - Ju/’hoansi Traditional Authority (JTA) chief Tsamkxao !oma has implored his subjects to take the Covid-19 vaccines so that life can return to normality.