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New Era Newspaper Friday November 17,

Vol. 23 No. 058 Windhoek, Namibia Friday, November 17 2017 Fake news incites mob to besiege Katutura house Seething… The angry mob who surrounded and besieged a Katutura house whose occupants now live in fear following a fake news report. Photos: Selma Ikela Inside Today N billion Goreangab Waterfront ‘in sight’ The construction of the long-awaited Goreangab Waterfront on the western rim of Windhoek is apparently in sight – if the word of its proponent, Kombadayedu Kapwanga, is anything to go by. Kapwanga told New Era the hurdles - which he attributed mainly to bureaucratic overcome ... Page 3 Russia not pleased with paltry Namibia- Russia trade turnover Deputy Prime Minister and Special Envoy to the President of Russia Yuri Trutnev told President Hage Geingob that he is not pleased with trade turnover between Russia and Namibia at a meeting at State House on Thursday. Page 13 Selma Ikela Windhoek AG could have opined on Staff Reporter Windhoek Auditor-General Junias Kandjeke yesterday told the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee that should he have had access to the volumes of evidence presented by New Era Publication Corporation (NEPC) management during a public hearing yesterday, he would have had an opinion on the com- . NEPC on page 2 Police yesterday pleaded with the media to diffuse a potentially life-threatening situation that saw hundreds of people besiege a Katutura house following a fake news report that accused its occupants of abducting children. The news report, disseminated through the NBC Otjiherero Radio, falsely accused the occupants of having a fridge containing the frozen body parts of children, who were apparently abducted by the occupants of the house. News of the fake abductions and the frozen body parts incited Injured… A young woman, who was part of the mob, sustained an injury to her eye. a Katutura mob in their hundreds to descend on the house shortly after two boys were detained at the house for breaking its windows. The occupants of the house had merely wanted to ask the parents of the detained kids to pay for the damage they had caused. MOB on page 2 Nothing but the truth… The NEPC management and board yesterday made a routine appearance before the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee. Photo: Emmency Nuukala Blossom demands retraction from NAMAs Blossom Jeremiah Ndjoze Windhoek Blossom, real name Ruusa Munalye, is threatening to drag the Namibia Music Awards (NAMAs) to court following her 12-month ban from the awards earlier this week. Albertina Nakale Windhoek Umbi Karuaihe-Upi BLOSSOM on page 2 Graduation of Namibian students in Zimbabwe in limbo Despite assurances that Namibian students in Zimbabwe are safe following a coup in that country, some students are in limbo as they don’t know whether their graduation ceremony will take place next Friday as scheduled. GRADUATION on page 2 FLY TO POPA FALLS FOR 2 NIGHTS Get the experience of a lifetime for only N$ 4200 per person. Book our Fly to Popa Falls special today. This offer includes a 50% discount on accommodation for two nights at Popa Falls Resort, a free game drive, an Air Namibia return plane ticket from Eros Airport to Rundu Airport. This promotion also includes breakfast, lunch and dinner for two days. Ask us for special car rental rates courtesy of Europcar Hire for a smooth ride from the airport. This promotion is valid from 1 November 2017 to 31 January 2018. T&Cs apply. BOOK ONLINE OR CONTACT US! ☎ +264 61 285 7200 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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