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New Era Newspaper Friday February 16, 2018

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New Era Newspaper Friday February 16,

Vol. 23 No. 114 Windhoek, Namibia Friday, February 16 2018 Inside Today Namibian opposition mourns Tsvangirai Namibia opposition parties have described as ‘a great leader’ the Zimbabwean leader of the Movement for Democratic Change- Tsvangirai (MDC-T), Morgan Tsvangirai, who succumbed to cancer in South Africa this week. Page 3 It would be a ‘Beltran on steroids’ – Tobias Tonight in Nevada, USA, Namibia’s veteran boxer and former world champion Paulus ‘The Hitman’ Moses and Mexican-American opponent Raymundo Beltran will face off in a 12-round match-up for the vacant WBO lightweight title. Page 44 Ramaphosa vows to tackle state corruption CAPE TOWN Cyril Ramaphosa, a former anti-apartheid a c t i v i s t t u r n e d businessman, was named South Africa’s president Thursday and immediately vowed reference to accusations levelled against his predecessor Jacob Zuma who quit on Wednesday. Tainted by scandal, Zuma resigned on Wednesday under intense pressure from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party that he had dominated during nine years in power. “Issues to do with corruption, issues of how we can straighten out our state-owned enterprises and how we deal with ‘state capture’ are issues that are on our RAMAPHOSA on page 2 Casualty… Tanja Cloete was thrown out of a vehicle involved in a road accident. She injured her spine and became wheelchair-bound. In the picture, Cloete is assisted by her colleague, MVA manager of public education Eliphas Rukambe, to get into a car. Photo: Selma Ikela Jacob Zuma Selma Ikela Windhoek A young woman’s life changed forever when she became wheelchair-bound after she had failed to wear a seat belt while travelling in a motor vehicle. Unfortunately after the driver lost control of the car it rolled and she was thrown out at a high speed. Tanja Cloete, who was the passenger, injured her spinal cord, and is now paraplegic, meaning she At the helm… Cyril Ramaphosa, a former anti-apartheid activist turned businessman, was named South Africa’s president Thursday. Majority of rear passengers unbuckled is paralysed from the waist down. Cloete related her story during a joint press conference between the City Police, Namibian Police Force, Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA) and Cardiff University (Wales) to highlight shocking belt use, which helps illustrate why so many people are needlessly dying and being seriously injured on Namibia’s roads. PASSENGERS on page 2 Katutura strangler guilty of rape, murder Roland Routh Windhoek The man dubbed “the Katutura strangler” was this week convicted of the rape and manual strangulation of a bar lady at a shebeen in Albert Conradie Street in Katutura. Moses Puleni Moses Ndiiweda Puleni, 31, was charged with raping 18-year-old Paulina Nghidinitango, who worked as a bar lady at the same premises he was employed as a security guard, and strangling her to death before stealing about N,000, some alcohol, recharge vouchers and two cellphones. He denied all charges at the start of his trial and further denied a confession he made to a magistrate shortly after his arrest. But High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo who heard the trial however admitted the confession into evidence. GUILTY on page 2 Take hold… President Hage Geingob (middle), and to his right EU Ambassador to Namibia, Jana Hybaskova, with the European Union delegation. Geingob yesterday held a closed-door meeting with the EU delegation headed by EU Ambassador to Namibia, Jana Hybaskova to share views between the government and the EU on how to new Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba and other senior ministers. Photo: Courtesy of State House New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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