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New Era Newspaper Monday November 27, 2017

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6 NEWS Monday, November 27 2017 | NEW ERA Answers wanted… Murder suspect Victor Elia during one of his appearances in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court. Photo: Emmency Nuukala Economic crisis affects murder case Maria Amakali Windhoek that the country is currently enduring has affected the investigations into the murder of International University of Management (IUM) student Iyaloo Ndapandula Hainghumbi, whose corpse was discovered along the B1 road to Okahandja on January 17. State prosecutor Victoria Thompson informed the court last week that investigations have not yet been is yet to attain the DNA results. “Commissioner Amakali has indicated that the DNA results are crisis,” said Thompson. Thompson further indicated that although the DNA results were not yet available, other investigations can proceed for a preliminary plea. Hainghumbi, 25, is said to have been killed in a gruesome manner by her supposed boyfriend Victor Elia, 36. Elia, who made an appearance last week in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court before magistrate Michelle Kubersky, is charged with a count of murder, read with the provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act 4, of 2004, for Hainghumbi’s death. The prosecution alleges that Elia, who is a long-distance bus driver, murdered his girlfriend after she ended their three-year relationship. It is alleged that Elia met up with Hanghumbi and bashed her head numerous times with an unknown object. After the gruesome act, Elia allegedly loaded Hanghumbi’s body into his bus and transported and dumped it alongside the B1 road towards Okahandja. Although Elia has denied guilt in the matter, the prosecution believes that there is a prima facie case against him, which stems from strong circumstantial evidence. Elia has been kept in custody since his arrest in January after he failed to convince the court to release him on bail in April. He is expected to make a return in court on January 8, 2018 after magistrate Kubersky postponed the matter for a section 119 plea. Father guilty of killing own children Roland Routh Windhoek “On December 23, 2009 in Okuryangava, two innocent children were murdered in the most gruesome, vicious and brutal manner. Their throats were cut with a knife. The accused is the father of the children.” These were the words of High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo on Friday when passing judgement in the Windhoek High Court where he convicted Jonas REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA MINISTRY OF LABOUR, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND EMPLOYMENT CREATION BID INVITATION BIDDERS ARE HEREBY INVITED TO BID FOR THE FOLLOWING SERVICES: 1. Provision of Security services to the Ministry. 1.1 Bid Number: NCS/ONB/14-01/2017 1.2 Bid Number: NCS/ONB/14-02/2017 1.3 Bid Number: NCS/ONB/14-03/2017 1.4 Bid Number: NCS/ONB/14-04/2017 1.5 Bid Number: NCS/ONB/14-05/2017 2. Leasing of photocopy machine 2.1 Bid Number: G/ONB/14-06/2017 Penduvanhu Shinana of double murder. Shinana was convicted of the brutal slaying of 6-year-old Matheus Shinana and 4-year-old Emilia Naatye Shinana, during December 23-24, 2009 in Katutura. He cut the throats of the minor children and afterwards attempted to commit suicide. Shinana pleaded not guilty to all charges at the start of his trial in 2013. He claims he was strangled from behind and left unconscious while the throats of his two children were slit. Bidding documents: Levy:Non - Refundable N0.00 Section: (Cash Payment Only) CANCELLED Delivery Address: Contract Persons: According to Judge Ndauendapo, the prosecution’s case was based on circumstantial evidence, as there were no eyewitnesses to the commission of the crimes, and where the court is required to draw inferences from circumstantial evidence, the two cardinal rules of logic should be followed. to be drawn must be consistent with all the facts and the proved facts must be such that they exclude every reasonable inference save the one to be drawn. In the present instance, the the only inference to be drawn was that it was Shinana who murdered his children. “The only reasonable inference to be drawn from the proven facts is that the person who committed these gruesome murders must have been inside, and the only person inside was the accused,” the judge observed. He added that Shinana’s defence that an intruder entered the shack and tried to strangle him and committed those murders how the intruder gained entry if the shack was padlocked from inside, and that once padlocked from inside one could not open it from outside, as was shown by the testimonies of the state NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT Gravel mining on the reminder of Portion B of Swakopmund town and townlands No. 41 in the Nonidas area. Strydo Construction cc and Refuse Solutions cc in agreement with the Swakopmund Municipality propose to conduct gravel mining on the reminder of portion B of the Swakopmund town and townlands No.41 in the Nonidas Area. The proposed activities to be carried are as follow; Proponent 1; Proposed activity Site Extent: Proponent 2; Proposed activity Site Extent: Strydo Construction Gravel mining/excavation 25.25 hectare Refuse Solutions cc Gravel mining/excavation 12.88 hectare In terms of the Environmental Management Act, Act No.07 of 2007 and its Regulations (GN No.30 of 2012), the proposed activities cannot be undertaken without an Environmental Impact Assessment being carried out Notice is hereby given in terms of the Environmental Management Act, No.07 submitted to the relevant competent authority and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET). All potential Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) are hereby requested to register and send their comments to info@greengain. before the 30 November 2017. The need for a public meeting will be communicated to all registered IAPs. Jonas Penduvanhu Shinana witnesses. He further asked why the intruder would, after committing the crimes, exit and padlock the shack. There were no windows, the judge stated, and asked where the so-called intruder had found the murder weapon. He further wanted to know why the ‘intruder’ killed the children and not the accused, who was the target as was put to prosecution witnesses. According to Judge Ndauendapo, it appeared from the evidence that the accused was a troubled soul during the days before the children were murdered. This, he said, was borne out by the testimony of Shinana’s brother, Johannes, who spoke about the accused crying, and walking around crying and threatening to do something that would make Rosalia (the mother of the children) hurt. Johannes also told the court how he came upon Shinana with the same rope he used to attempt suicide. Judge Ndauendapo said that Shinana was found unconscious with a piece of rope around his neck and another piece hanging from the roof of his shack. A bloodstained knife, identi- the kitchen of Shinana’s shack, accused had been found lying, the judge said. “The accused had bloodstains on his left hand, right index Judge Ndauendapo said that from the proven facts the only reasonable inference to be drawn was that it was the accused who cut the throats of the children, and thereafter attempted to take his own life, but failed. “In the circumstances, and having regard to the totality of the evidence, the court is satis- who murdered his children, and I NOTICE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) FOR THE PROPOSED MINING ACTIVITIES ON MINING CLAIMS 70385 AND 70262 AT FARM OKAWAYO NO. 46 ERONGO REGION & INVITATION TO A PUBLIC MEETING Project Name: Proponent: Project Location: Public Meeting Date: Venue: Time: VILBARD USIKU ACTING PERMANENT SECRETARY Environmental Assessment Practitioner: Green Gain Environmental Consultants cc Address: Shop No.07 Heidi’s Ecke Building, Walvis Bay, Enquiries: 081 1422927 Joseph Kondja Deadline for submission of comments: Email:

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