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New Era Newspaper Friday March 9, 2018

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Vol. 23 No. 129 Windhoek, Namibia Friday, March 9 2018 25 years in jail for two murders Maria Amakali Windhoek The man who in January was convicted of killing two people was yesterday sentenced in the Windhoek Regional to an effective 25 years behind bars. Hendry Klein, 25, was sentenced to 20 years on a count of murder and 10 years on a count of culpable homicide of which condition he is not convicted of an offence in which violence is an element during the period of suspension. Klein was on trial for murdering Eddy Afrikaner, 31, by stabbing him in the chest with a knife in Katutura on March 31, 2012, and killing Charles Adonis Eichab, 26, whom he stabbed with a knife at Havana informal settlement on December 31, 2015. At the time of the killing in 2012, Klein was 19, and in 2015 at the time of the second murder, he was 22 years old. Handing down the sentence, Magistrate Elina Nandago noted that although Klein killed two people he did not show any glimpse of remorse. “Two young lives were cut short unnecessarily and for no reason. It is a clear indication that sentences given out by the courts to convicted offenders are taken very lightly,” said Nandago. Klein pleaded not guilty to the charges when his trial started last year in July. In his defence, Klein said he acted in self-defence when he stabbed and killed Afrikaner and Eichab. MURDERS on page 2 Inside Today NSFAF washes its hands over N.8bn The Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) yesterday washed its hands over an unaccounted N.8 billion the Ministry of Education disbursed to NSFAF between 2007 and 2013, saying NSFAF only came into existence in 2013. Page 3 Calle on the right track to reduce inequality and poverty – Analysts First impressions by economists of the N.4 billion budget tabled yesterday by Minister of Finance, Calle Schlettwein, are that the right steps are being taken to reduce income inequality and poverty while at the same time stimulating economic activity ... Page 25 Resident sues Katima for demolishing his house Chickens coming home to roost… Mulilo’s Cowboy location in October last year. Roland Routh Windhoek One of the victims of the demolition of houses in Katima Mulilo last year protest is taking the town council, the council’s CEO Raphael Liswaniso GENDER on page 2 and the Minister of Urban and Rural Development to court to claim damages for the destruction of his home. Obrean Kafuma Matongo is claiming N,185,216.05 for the damages he suffered plus N0,000 for infringement of his fundamental rights. The town council demolished hundreds of homes in the settlements of Choto, Cowboy, Dairy, Maravan East, Maravan West, and in Mahohoma, which it said were constructed illegally by squatters. Several other houses that were constructed without council approval were also demolished. RESIDENT on page 2 Namibia winning gender equity war Lahja Nashuuta Windhoek Namibia has made remarkable progress to ensure more women are appointed to senior positions of power and see to it that in their chosen spheres of responsibility. Making great strides… Miriam Nghilonga, the only female boxer participated in the 2017 National Championships in Rundu. Women have also started participating in sporting codes that were previously solely the reserve of men. Photo: Nampa Zambezi anticipates closure of schools Albertina Nakale Windhoek With the water level of the Zambezi River rapidly rising the Zambezi regional disaster risk management unit plans to Kabbe areas. rienced in the Zambezi, many areas have been cut off – leaving learners and teachers exposed to harsh conditions, as they have to cross streams using dugout canoes, risking their lives to crocodiles lurking in the water. is very dangerous due to the presence of dangerous animals such as crocodiles and snakes A learner at Muzii Combined School was attacked by a crocodile while paddling his dugout canoe from school. The learner escaped with minor injuries from the crocodile’s jaws. ZAMBEZI on page 2 GRADUATION Dates 2018 Windhoek Campuses 12 & 13 April Northern Campuses 19 April Katima Mulilo Campus 24 April Rundu Campus 26 April Southern Campus 15 May Safari Hotel & Conference Centre Trade Fair Centre, Ongwediva Katima Mulilo Campus, Main Hall Rundu Trade Fair Centre Southern Campus www.unam.edu.na

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