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New Era Newspaper Friday September 1,

Vol. 23 No. 271 Windhoek, Namibia Friday, September 1 2017 Inside Today Rhino horn suspect still on the run Nan Chen, the Chinese national accused of illegally dealing in wildlife products, is still on the run from the police. Page 3 Welwitschias geared up for Currie Cup win Namibia’s rugby fifteen, the Welwitschias, will tomorrow be out in search of a first Currie Cup First Division victory when they take on visiting South African outfit Eastern Province at the Hage Geingob Stadium in the capital. Page 40 Rodney Shaningua Albertina Nakale Windhoek President Hage Geingob yesterday announced Cabinet’s decision to postpone the highly anticipated second national land conference, which was slated to take place later this month. The president said Cabinet had considered calls for broader consultation, as demanded by some key stakeholders, such as civil society group Nangof, as well as the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL), amongst others. This was the second time that conference has been postponed, as it was originally scheduled for 2016, before Land Reform Minister Utoni Nujoma informed the National Assembly of the Shaningua gets 24 years for Fin’s murder Roland Routh Windhoek A stoic-looking Rodney Danne Shaningua, 46, dressed in his customary dark suit, fought back tears yesterday when he heard Judge Christi Liebenberg sentence him to 24 years behind bars in the Windhoek High Court on a charge of murder with intent. He was also sentenced to four years for the conviction on the attempt to defeat Second national land conference postponed decision to postpone it due to a shortage of funds. The initial postponement was met with widespread criticism, with the opposition leading the chorus of dissent at the time. SWANU president Usutuaije Maamberua called the postponement “unpatriotic” at the time. The second land conference was to take stock of the achievements made since the first national land conference in 1991 and to establish what is needed to accelerate and improve the implementation of the recommendations made then. Geingob made the announcement when he met the Namibia Media Trust executive chairperson Gwen Lister at State House yesterday. LAND on page 2 the course of justice, but that sentence was ordered to run concurrently with the murder sentence. Shaningua was convicted by Judge Liebenberg on August 14 on a charge of murder with intent – though not of murder with direct intent – for his role in the death of Marko Kristian Uolevi Ronni, 42, shortly after midnight on August 8 to 9 last year. SHANINGUA on page 2 President Hage Geingob Prof Lumumba to deliver two lectures in Windhoek Staff Reporter Windhoek Renowned Kenyan lawyer and academic Prof Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, affectionately known as PLO Lumumba, is scheduled to arrive in Windhoek next week, on invitation of New Era Publication Corporation, to deliver two public lectures on Wednesday, September 6. The public lectures are anchored around the theme ‘African Leadership, Development and Sharing of National Resources’ and are split into two, namely a corporate breakfast address starting at 08h00 and another session for the public, starting at 18h00 on the same day. Lumumba served as the director of Kenya’s Anti-Corruption Commission from September 2010 to August 2011 and is currently the director of the Kenya School of Law, a post he has held since 2014. An eloquent lawyer, he holds a PhD in Laws of the Sea from the University of Ghent in Belgium. He is also a staunch Pan-Africanist and has delivered several powerful speeches about African solutions to African problems. LUMUMBA on page 2 Overfishing ‘depletes fish’ in Lake Liambezi Albertina Nakale Windhoek Governor of Zambezi Region Lawrence Sampofu has expressed concern that overfishing at Lake Liambezi has resulted in fish stocks in the lake being severely depleted. Despite the recent floods that normally replenish fish stocks, Sampofu said fish is very scarce at present, not only in the lake, but in the entire region. He called for an urgent moratorium on fishing in the lake to be implemented for at least three years to allow fish stocks to recuperate. “Lake Liambezi was overfished over the past three years. Up to now we are still trying to put up some mechanisms to stop this overfishing,” he told New Era on Wednesday. He said the leadership’s main challenge in this regard was the headmen in the area, who employ Zambians to fish for them. Sampofu said the headmen were taking the fish and selling it at Kasubalesa (the border area between Zambia and DRC) in large quantities to the extent that the lake is nearly depleted. “There’s no more fish in Lake Liambezi. We must give time for the fish to recover. We plan to put a moratorium [in place] that no one should fish there… for at least three years, so that the fish can recover,” he said. Asked when such a moratorium would come into force, Sampofu said he is yet to consult with the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, as well councillors in the region. LAKE on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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