8 IN OTHER NEWS Friday, December 1 2017 | NEW ERA Eight donkeys jailed for eating expensive Eight donkeys were kept in an Indian prison for four days after they chomped on some expensive plants. Don’t worry, the animals have now been given bail. The cheeky chaps were detained for allegedly eating expensive plants, worth N4,000, that were kept outside a prison awaiting to be planted to decorate the ambience of the jail. “These donkeys had destroyed some very expensive plants for planting inside jail,” the prison’s media. “Despite warnings the owner let loose his animals so we detained the donkeys.” So they detained the donkeys without informing the owner, enlist the help of a local politician Shakti Gahoi, who came to the jail to speak on his behalf, to have the donkeys released. Urai jail superintendent Sita Ram Sharma told the Times of India: “There is no such law wherein we can arrest donkeys. They their owner a lesson.” – metro.co.uk Sentenced to jail for killing and cooking dog A 28-year old Scottish man, Dominic O’Connor, has been sentenced to serve two years under licence in the community and has been banned from keeping animals for life over his “disgraceful” and “heinous” behaviour of killing and cooking a dog. The former mental health nurse used a lead to strangle the helpless pet and then fed it to his other dog in Northern Ireland in December 2016. “I cooked it and fed it to the other dog with a few onions and an Oxo cube and salt and pepper,” O’Connor admitted. Passing sentence at Downpatrick Crown Court, Judge Piers Grant told O’Connor: “The killing of this innocent, vulnerable dog has clearly been your calculation for some time.” He added: “It is clear that you determined to kill on this creature serious cruelty. In any view this behaviour is barbaric.” O’Connor bought the dog on the Gumtree website from someone who expected that the animal would be well-nurtured and looked after, the judge said. Instead, he choked it to death at the second attempt after switching leads. He shaved, butchered and cooked its body and used it as pet food for his other dog, Judge Grant said. Judge Grant said the defendant had demonstrated no remorse and posed a high risk of reoffending, but pre-sentence reports showed he did not pose a serious risk of harm to others. - metro.co.uk nepc_22_09_17This day 1 December in history... Guaranteeing returns, as we reach your target markets. #TalkToUs Contact us: Tel: +264 61 208 0800 Website: www.nepc.com.na Namibia’s most loved daily Everybody grabs a copy... 1914: Col. J.F. Jordaan of the SA force captures Gen. Christiaan de Wet, the Boer War general and rebel leader who was part of the Maritz Rebellion. He was captured on his way to the then German South West Africa (Namibia) at Waterbury, near Vryburg, Northern Cape (now North West Province). 1948: The South African Bureau of Racial Affairs (Sabra) is established to give an academic the colonial National Party’s policy of apartheid. 1958: Central African Republic becomes an autonomous member of the French Commonwealth with Boganda as president. (Now a National Day). It gained full independence in 1960. 1998: The governing Swapo Party retains a majority in the Namibian election. NOTICE OSHIKUKU TOWN COUNCIL NOTICE Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 63 (2) (b) of the Local Authorities Act, (Act 23 of 1992) as amended, that the Council of Oshikuku Town intends to sell by way of private treaty the following immovable properties to the applicants listed below: No Name Erf No. Size Zoning Location 1 Oshikuku Private School 507 4012 Institutional Ext. 1 Purchase Price N$ 233, 746. 90 2 Daniel Tshikongo 1253 908 Residential Ext.3 N$ 32,040.00 Any objections to the sale of any of the listed properties should be done in writing and must be Thursday 14 th , December 2017. Written objections shall be addressed to: Enquiries: Ms. Aili Ileka P.O. Box 5070 Tel: 065 254719 Oshikuku INVITATION FOR BIDDING NamPower hereby invites competent and registered Namibian companies to submit their bids for the following: G/ONB/NPWR-07/2018: HV Voltage Transformers G/ONB/NPWR-01/2018: HV Disconnectors with Support Structures Availability of documents: Documents are available on the NamPower website (www.nampower.com.na). Enquiries pertaining to this invitation should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or to Mr Johannes Shivute, Procurement Administrator, at Tel +264 61 205 2312/2396/2258. Closing Date: Friday, 19 January 2018, at 12H00 (Namibian time) Please submit your proposal in a sealed envelope, clearly marked “WITH THE APPROPRIATE BID NUMBER,” addressed to the Secretary: NamPower Procurement Committee, to be deposited into the Bid Box located in the foyer at NamPower Centre, 15 Luther Street, Windhoek, Namibia. KINDLY NOTE: THAT ALL INVITATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO THE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT ACT 15 OF 2015 AND ITS REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES.
Friday, December 1 2017 | NEW ERA EDITORIAL 9 The politics of parochial expectations T * This commentary is written entirely in my personal capacity as a private citizen.