6 NEWS Monday, February 19 2018 | NEW ERA Jacobs found guilty of killing his wife Roland Routh Windhoek The High Court has found Johannes Jacobs guilty of intentionally killing his wife, Sophia Lucia Jacobs, 41, by stabbing her 12 times with a knife in the chest and back at Blouwes Primary School and Hostel in the Keetmanshoop area, before next day in the Keetmanshoop “In my view, all the injuries caused by the accused, he having been the only one who had accosted her in the schoolyard on the night of June 18, 2014,” High Court Judge Dinah Usiku said when she convicted Jacobs, Jacobs had pleaded not guilty to the charge and claimed his wife fell on the knife while they were struggling for it and that The two killing blows were one 110mm deep wound that penetrated the left ventricle of the heart and one wound that penetrated the upper left lung, According to the judge, while it had been Jacob’s contention throughout the trial that the deceased injured herself, his evidence was not too clear as the injuries on herself with Jacobs at the same time did not deny having stabbed the deceased in the back, although claiming those injuries could not have caused the death of “Two of the state witnesses testified that after hearing screams they went towards where the screams were coming from and found the deceased lying in a pool of blood as the accused walked away,” the judge said, adding: “In my view those cries by the deceased were as a result of the brutal attack Woman abandons baby in Swakopmund SWAKOPMUND The Namibian Police at Swakopmund is seeking assistance in tracing a 21-year-old woman who abandoned her baby after giving birth at the state A crime report issued by the Erongo police’s Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu on Sunday said the woman gave birth to a boy on Wednesday but left him at the hospital and The woman faces a child abandonment charge as per Article 18, Section 1 of the on her by her husband, which She said that Jacobs admitted that he stabbed the deceased because he was angry and that state witnesses who found the deceased lying in a pool of blood also heard the deceased calling out the accused’s name more than once, which evidence was The judge added that evidence found by the doctor who conducted the post-mortem is that he found multiple injuries on different aspects of the body, including the two fatal wounds which, according to the doctor, are not consistent with self- Judge Usiku said the murder weapon was found at the house of Jacobs and not at the scene where the body of the deceased lay in a pool of blood, if it is injuries on herself as claimed She further said that evidence was adduced that the accused “It is further alleged that she provided the wrong contact details, hence the police can- Iikuyu said the baby is in good health and in the care of Anyone with information related to the matter is urged to contact the nearest police In a separate incident in Swakopmund, two people were arrested for possession of Mandrax and cannabis Johannes Jacobs went to the place where the deceased resided after moving out of the common home because of the abuse she was subjected to by the accused, which goes to show that he was angry and was the one who confronted the deceased and not the other way round as he wants the court to has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused unlawfully caused the death of She further found that Jacobs acted with the subjective intention to kill his wife when he stabbed her with extreme force in an exceptionally vulnerable The bail of Jacobs was cancelled upon his conviction and he is remanded in custody at the Windhoek Correctional Facility’s section for trial-awaiting Jan Wessels on instructions of legal aid and Hesekiel Ipinge is in Mondesa during a police special operation on Saturday An 18-year-old woman was found in possession of 34 full, 23 quarter and 15 half Mandrax tablets as well as 308 grams of cannabis worth a combined A 19-year-old man was found in possession of cannabis worth N during the The suspects are expected - Nampa Investigations after-party murder case Maria Amakali Windhoek Investigations into the case of Julian Dawson, a Windhoek resident who stands accused of gunning down his work colleague in 2016, have been Making a brief appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Friday before Magistrate Venatius Alweendo without a legal counsel, Dawson was informed that investigations have been completed fol- Dawson is expected to tender his preliminary plea in March to allow the state to send his docket to the Dawson, 38, faces a charge of murder for what the prosecution deems the intentional and unlawful killing of Sheku hepo died from a gunshot to the chest when his colleague Dawson allegedly went on a shooting spree on November 12, 2016 at a local bar in Aus- It is alleged that Tjihepo and Dawson were in the company of fellow work colleagues attending an after-party end of year function on the date Dawson got into an argument and during that argument he allegedly pulled out a gun and If that was not enough Dawson got into yet another argument with a customer and pulled out his gun for the legedly tried to wrestle the gun away from Dawson but he got Dawson who is on bail of N,000 is expected to make a return in court on March 1 following a postponement for legal representation and pos- Double murder suspect returns to High Court Roland Routh Windhoek The man charged with the murder and burning of two young women at a rubbish dump in Pionierspark suburb in Windhoek made a third pre-trial appearance before High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo Lukas Nepela Nikodemus is charged with two counts of murder, one count of defeating or obstructing or attempting to defeat or obstruct the course of justice and one count of failing The state alleges that Nikodemus, 47, killed 29-year-old Johanie Naruses and 23-year-old Clementia de Wee during the period January 6 – 7, 2016 and partly burned bodies were found by a security guard the morning of January 7, 2016 and Nikodemus was arrested the same day after a SIM card that linked him to her was found in the back pocket of He will now be represented by Jan Wessels after his former lawyer, Milton Engelbrecht, withdrew from the trial citing stand trial after Engelbrecht requested the magistrate’s court to send him for mental observation as he was not able to consult with Nikodemus to mount a proper State psychiatrist Ndahambelela Mthoko, who conducted the mental observation informed the court that Nikodemus does not She further said that during the period Nikodemus was under observation at the Forensic Psychiatric Unit of Windhoek Central Hospital, he showed no signs or the magistrate’s court, Nikodemus told the magistrate he did not know how to plead as he had no recollection of what had who will prosecute the case informed Judge Ndauendapo he still needed a supplementary reply to his pre-trial memoranda before the case can be allocated to a trial matter to the next pre-trial hearing Lukas Nikodemus
Monday, February 19 2018 | NEW ERA HEALTH 7 Portable toilets in Windhoek’s informal settlements vandalised WINDHOEK People in Windhoek’s informal settlements are vandalising and stealing portable toilets provided to them in efforts to improve sanitation. The toilets were erected last month in response to an outbreak of hepatitis E, for which risk factors are linked to poor sanitation. A case of cholera was also recorded in the capital at the end of January. Windhoek Mayor Muesee Kazapua during the mayoral clean-up in Moses Garoeb constituency on Saturday said the municipality and central government erected the toilets also to provide people with somewhere decent to relieve themselves. He said the people the facilities are meant for, however vandalise and steal them. “This is uncalled for. People should take ownership because these facilities are the ones to make an impact on their lives,” Kazapua said. The mayor further noted that communities say the government and municipalities do not provide such services, but then do not look after the facilities once they are provided. He also said the youth and community leaders should guard against vandalism and theft as the toilets are needed to help curb outbreaks of diseases such as hepatitis E and cholera which are likely to occur in places with poor sanitation and a lack of hygiene. The clean-up on Saturday was the second to be held this year after constituency on January 28. The campaign is usually held every three months to encourage residents to clean their surroundings, however, this year it is being outbreak. Kazapua said the City of Windhoek availed N million and the Khomas Regional Council N million for the provision of sanitation facilities to all informal settlement areas in the capital. He said the toilets that have been vandalised and stolen will be repaired and replaced and the City the culprits are. – Nampa Maternity waiting home in honour of Angelika Muharukua Staff Reporter Windhoek The Ministry of Health and Social Services, the World Health Organisation and the European Union will tomorrow launch the Angelika Kazetjindire Muharukua maternity waiting home at Opuwo. The home is named after the late governor of the Kunene region, Angelika Kazetjindire Muharukua, who died in October last year. The European Union, through the Programme for Accelerating the Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality (PARMaCM) has supported the government in funding the construction of the Opuwo maternity waiting home. The total funding of PARMaCM amounted to €10 million (about N5 million). Part of this money was for procurement and distribution of medical equipment, while N.5 million was for the construction of the home and N.6 million for the purchase of nine ambulances and six utility vehicles. PARMaCM ended in February last year. However, it was decided to extend the programme to incorporate the maternity waiting home component, which will allow expectant mothers to move closer to the Opuwo health district hospital to get professional care, ensuring safe delivery for mothers. The Kunene region has the lowest proportion of pregnant women delivering in health facilities, according to the Demographic and Health Survey of 2013. “This region is presented with unique and compounding challenges that make access to healthcare impossible for some rural communities,” according to a press release by the Ministry of Health and Social Services, WHO and the European Union. The challenges include extreme levels of poverty, long distances to healthcare facilities and low health-seeking behaviours. “This has resulted in low performance in maternal and child health indicators,” according to the press release. In addition, Opuwo has the highest rates of teenage pregnancy and the lowest deliveries at facilities. PARMaCM is a joint partnership between the Ministry of Health and Social Services, the European Union and the World Health Organization. It was implemented by the Ministry of Health hand Social Services with support from the World Health Or- People who use standing desks may be onto something. Makes sense… A study published in the European Journal of battle against weight gain caused by frequent sitting. Women burn 0.1 calories per minute more while standing than they do when sitting, and men burn 0.19 calories more. 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KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS VACANCY Financial Accountant: Finance Business Centre Creditors and Expenditure Accounts: In remembrance… The late governor of the Kunene region, Angelika Muharukua, has been honoured with the naming of the maternity waiting home to be launched at Opuwo. Photo: Nampa Mulilo, Gobabis and Keetmanshoop. However, it supported around 18 health districts, especially with the implementation of Audit: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE www.nipam.na the maternal and child health weeks and provision of medical equipment, according to the press release. NIPAM is an equal opportunity employer.