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6 NEWS Monday, February 26 2018 | NEW ERA Arnold’s long and bumpy walk to prison Maria Amakali Windhoek Convicted of murder with direct intent and her case currently on hold in Windhoek Regional Court, Anthea Arnold is yet to be sentenced. The 32-year-old, who appeared in court from custody on Friday, looked frustrated that her case was temporarily on hold. She has been begging to be sentenced. The court last year convicted Arnold for the shooting and killing of her former married boyfriend Michael Breder, aged 52. Arnold is said to have shot Breder while seated in the car in Windhoek’s Southern Industrial Area during the night of May 14 to 15, 2011. The court informed Arnold that there is nothing that they can do for her anymore with her pending appeal in the High Court. Arnold made an appearance in the High Court on Friday after she filed an appeal in the High Court challenging the verdict that was handed down by Magistrate Ileni Velikoshi on October 25, 2017. According to the judgment, Arnold not only contradicted herself but was also evasive and extremely defensive during her trial. “In my view, the accused has not impressed the court as a truthful witness. Her version of events right from the start appeared to be carefully rehearsed to deflect the court Anthea Arnold from making a finding as to her state of mind,” narrated Velikoshi. After her conviction, Arnold confessed that she agreed with what the court concluded about her case. She stated that she shot the deceased and wrote the piece of paper that was found at the crime scene that stated why she committed the offence. During the trial, Arnold disputed the hand-written note and intentionally killing Breder, claiming that she shot him in selfdefence. Arnold, who made an appearance in court without any legal representation after her legal counsel withdrew from her case, noted that she wished to abandon the appeal that was filled in the High Court. She further noted that she was never informed why her legal counsel, who has been with her throughout the trial, decided to withdraw from her case. According to the state prosecutor, defense attorney Mbanga Siyomunji has filed a withdrawal notice. Arnold was advised to get a legal counsel through Legal Aid, who can assist her with her appeal withdrawal from the High Court. She is due to appear in the High Court on April 12 for criminal appeal management. Should she be successful in withdrawing her appeal in the High Court, Arnold is scheduled to appear in the regional court for mitigation before sentencing on April 23. Answers needed… Some of the 18 accused persons in the massive N4 million fraud case. N4m VAT fraud set for High Court Maria Amakali Windhoek Eighteen out of an initial 19 suspects, who were arrested in connection with a massive tax fraud involving N4 million from the Receiver of Revenue, will be tried in the High Court. Public Prosecutor Raisa Shafuda on Friday informed the 18 accused of the prosecutor general’s decision that they stand trial in the High Court, with their first appearance set for April 19. The 18 accused comprise 16 Angolan national and two Namibians The accused are facing more than 400 charges, charges ranging from fraud, conspiring to commit fraud, forgery and uttering, corruptly using false documents and corruptly giving a false document to an agent as per the prosecutor general’s decision. The accused are Mamsy Mweneni Hilma Nuuyoma, Lukau Nestor, Benvindo Momafuba, Pembele Zimutu, Paulo Kiala, Joaquim Pedro Espanhol, Joao Manuel dos Santos, Tatiana Luquena Muchadu Gonga, Carlos Victor Eliseu, Isaac Cativa Cupessala, Paquete Americo Kapayola Jose, Eugenio Pio do Amaral Gougel, Malakias Tomas Rufine, Paulino Manuel Natal, Carlos Felecoano Tchinduku, Miapa Aurelio Nelson, Lucio Jose Cazembe and Noah Boykie Naukosho. The prosecutor-general withdrew charges against Joshua Kaviyu Hidinwa. The accused, who all denied guilt by tendering a not-guilty plea in June last year, were arrested following investigations by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in December 2015 for allegedly defrauding the government through the Ministry of Finance of N4 million. According to the investigations by the ACC, between January 2014 and December 2015, the accused defrauded Avashe Consultancy, which manages the finance ministry›s VAT refund system on behalf of the ministry, by submitting documents containing false information in order to get the ministry to issue VAT refunds. Magistrate Venatius Alweendo issued an order for the transfer of the matter to the High Court, extending the accused’s bail. The accused are all out on bail ranging between N,000 and N,000. NAMIBIA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: BIOLOGICAL ASSET VALUATION REF: S/RP/NDC-HQ/01/02/2018 The Namibia Development Corporation (NDC) is a state owned corporation established by the Namibia Development Corporation Act, Act 18 of 1993. The Corporation requires services of reputable professional individual or firm valuers to conduct a Valuation of our Dates and Grapes development units. Scope of service required: Detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) can be downloaded from the website (under the ‘Downloads’ tabs) or can be e-mailed on request. Closing date: 16 th March 2018 at 12:00. Envelopes will be opened at 12:15. NB: Bids should be sealed and marked clearly: “Biological Asset Valuation” and deposited in the Tender Box at: NDC Head Office 11 Goethe Street WINDHOEK No faxed or e-mailed submissions shall be accepted. Contact person: Mr Sam Maasdorp, e-mail: with telephone number: (061) 206-2234. Six suspected rustlers arrested at Oshakati ONDANGWA The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) officers on patrol at Oshakati in the Oshana Region arrested six suspects for stock theft on Thursday. Crime Investigations Coordinator in the region, Hilja Haipumbu, told the media at Ondangwa on Friday that three of the suspects were found at Oshakati travelling in a Toyota 4x4 pick-up loaded with two carcasses of suspected stolen cattle at around 02h00. They were taken to the Oshakati NamPol station for interrogation. “They could not prove ownership of the carcasses when police asked them to do so and as such, they have been arrested and they are due to appear in court on Monday,” Bust... Namibian Police Force Crime Investigations Coordinator in the Oshana Region, Deputy Commissioner Hilja Haipumbu (second from right), pictured on Friday at Ondangwa with other NamPol officials viewing hides, horns, skulls and ear tags of suspected stolen cattle allegedly slaughtered by rustlers for sell in the region. Haipumbu explained. The rest were arrested later after the police detected that there was a syndicate stealing and slaughtering stray cattle in and around the Oshana Region and selling the meat. Haipumbu noted that the suspects are aged between 24 and 40 years. “They are all Oshakati residents from Oshoopala and Oneshila informal settlements,” said Haipumbu. According to her, further NamPol investigations recovered 17 livestock ear tags, seven hides, two skulls and nine horns. Some of them were found hidden in a hole. Seventeen owners of the cattle have already been traced through the computer system of the local veterinary office. – Nampa

Monday, February 26 2018| NEW ERA 7 Lupita Nyong’o to star as Trevor Noah’s mother Mother and son… Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o (left), who will be acting as South African comedian, Trevor Noah’s mother in a film adaptation of Trevor’s memoir, ‘Born A Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood’ Photo: • Damola Durosomo Lupita Nyong’o will star in a film adaptation of Trevor Noah’s ‘Born A Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood’. Nyong’o will play Trevor Noah’s mother, Patricia Noah, in the upcoming film based on his best-selling autobiography following her stellar performance as Nakia in ‘Black Panther’. According to Deadline, Nyong’o will play Noah’s mother, Patricia Noah, who played a unique and pivotal role in her son’s upbringing. She was shot in the head by Noah’s stepfather in 2009, but survived. Noah is producing the project, and Nyong’o has also signed on as one of its executive producers. Released in 2016, ‘Born a Crime’ garnered critical acclaim and won several awards including the James Thurber Prize for American Humor as well as two NAACP Image Awards. There has been no word yet on when the film will be released, but there has much more to look forward to from the actor in the meantime. She will produce and star in a series, written by ‘Black Panther’ co-star Danai Gurira, based on Chimamanda Adichie’s ‘Americanah’. She is also slated to star in an upcoming Australian zombie comedy ‘Little Monsters’, reports Shadow and Act. – Mel headlines Song Night Staff Reporter Windhoek Multi-genre singer and poet Mel Mwevi is the highlight of this year’s first edition of the Song Night in the capital at the Imagine Games Cafe this Wednesday. Mel is taking to the stage with Spoken Word and some of her classical hit songs. Audiences can look forward to a memorable moving performance by this incredible performer, joined on stage by The Ell’s and The Song Night Band. The duo of Ethix will also bring originality to the stage on the night, opening the stage for Mel. Audiences can expect Etjo’s wonderful voice with smooth Julius as the second half of this dynamic duo. More originality can be expected on the stage of Song Night from Samuel Shines, Treza & Marius with beautiful and entertaining covers selected by Chris B, Gevin, Steven, Marlene & Dre. The first edition promises nothing but the best. Organisers say the Song Night band has once again committed to another year of supporting upcoming singers with professional accompaniment to grow and nurture the Namibian sound, with Imms, Pio, Jean-Pierre & Sam guiding in full musical force. Tulimelila Shityuwete is the new host for Song Night. Song Night also happily announced that Chris B is the 2018 Song Night Ambassador. “Song Night has grown [in] leaps and bounds and it is all thanks to the support from our loyal audience, partners and without the support of RMB through First National Bank (FNB) Holdings Foundation Trust we would not be able to do the work we do,” says the founder and director of Song Night, Lize Ehlers. She encouraged music lovers to join the Song Night team as they explore organic and refreshing new ways to develop upcoming singers in Namibia. Doors opens at 20h00, and tickets are sold for N at the door. Main act… Multi-genre singer and poet Mel Mwevi is headlining the first edition of Song Night in the capital this Wednesday. Picture: Song Night ONGUTI SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL Directorate of Education P. O. Box 77005, Tell: 065 289 000, Fax: 065 289 027, Ondangwa Cell: 0817474099, Email: Enquiries: Mr. J.Toivo Cell:0811271977 VACANCY Chicano Family video trending on YouTube John Muyamba Rundu Rundu-based musical group Chicano Family have promised something special as they release their third video from their first studio album, christened The Graduation. Ongoma Ya Africa (African drum), launched last Monday, is the latest offering from The Graduation album and it is currently trending on YouTube and other social media platforms. The group comprises of the trio Domingo Ferciano aka Channu Khamandjedi, Shaamena Penekwafo aka Solla, and Matheus Salomone who is also known as D-Fabile. “The song and video talks about the African culture, unity, beauty and pride of being a true African citizen. Harambee is what we are preaching,” says Channu. The song was produced by DJ Vuyo, directed by Black Cat Films and Chicano Family and published by Chicano Entertainment. The trio released their debut album,The Graduation, last February from which they have already produced two videos, Tyapula and Handi Hombola. They are now working on their second album to be released by the end of April. “We don’t focus on a specific genre but we look at various types of music, from Afro-Fusion, Gospel, House music with Kwaito, not forgetting our Kavango and Oshiwambo tunes,” Channu says. Ministry of Education Ponhofi Secondary school Ponhofi Secondary School. Applications Applications are are hereby invited to for a permanent a permanent teaching post post at Ponhofi at Ponhofi SS SS Administrative Officer A: Oshikwanyama First Language and English Second Language Grade 10-12. Minimum requirements: • At least grade 12 with 20 points and an E in Minimum English. requirements: • Four years • Computer teaching literacy qualifications related qualifications. • Ability to teach higher level for all subjects. Completed application forms for employment Completed together application with certified copies forms their qualifications, for employment ID, CV and recent testimonials should be addressed to: together with certified copies of their qualifications, The Principal ID, CV and recent testimonials should be Ponhofi SS addressed P/Bag to: 506 Ohangwena or to be hand delivered at school The Principal, Ponhofi SS, P/Bag 506 Ohangwena Closing date: or to 10 be June hand 2015 delivered at school. Enquiries: J. Shinedima, 0812746482 Closing date: 9 March 2018 Enquiries: J. Shinedima, 0812746482 We have one vacant post to be filled by qualified Namibian teacher • English Second Language (8-12) Requirements: • Applicant should be in possession of grade 12, plus 3 or more years teaching qualifications. • Should be task oriented, committed and ready to work with learners of varying abilities. • Ability to teach additional subjects will be an added advantage Submit your application to: The Principal, Onguti SSS Private Bag 77005, Ondangwa Closing Date: 09 March 2018

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