6 NEWS Monday, November 6 2017 | NEW ERA Getaway car… City Police Superintendent Eliaser Iiyambo standing by the impounded silver Toyota Runx that had reportedly been used in several criminal schemes. Photo: Contributed Student-chasing silver sedan known to police Staff Reporter Windhoek The silver Toyota Runx sedan without number plate, from which a man emerged to chase a schoolboy in Hochland Park, as appeared in a video that went viral last week, has been involved in several others robberies in Windhoek, the City Police says. City Police superintendent Eliaser Iiyambo told the media on Friday that this was not the such a crime. He said the suspects previously committed armed robberies and the description of the vehicle featured in a number of cases reported to them. “We are going to investigate further the cases reported to us and all procedures will be exhausted and we will formulate proper charges against the suspects,”Iiyambo told the media. The police on Friday impounded the suspect vehicle, which was hidden somewhere in Wanaheda, but were still pursuing the suspects, who are said to be well known to law The incident recorded in two short clips showed a man jump out of the silver sedan in a quiet street armed with a knife and start to chase a teenager in school clothes. The boy was alert, turn on his heels and ran for his life, just managing to evade the would-robbers or kidnappers. Iiyambo further said he police were going to embark on an operation targeting vehicles without number plates and called on people who observe unregistered and suspicious vehicles in their neighbourhood to immediately contact the police. Man bleeds to death after quarrel over wine Eveline de Klerk Swakopmund A 37-year-old man bled to death after he accidently cut himself on Saturday morning while hitting a window in the Democratic Resettlement Community on the northeastern outskirts of Swakopmund, known as DRC. According to police spokesperson Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, the deceased had an argument with his live-in partner, Rosalia Afrikaner over a bottle of Tassenberg wine she had brought home for them. The man, however, decided to drink the wine alone and an argument ensued, in which the deceased allegedly slapped Afrikaner. She did not retaliate and apparently just went inside their home, whereupon the deceased decided to move out. “He allegedly said that he will destroy everything he had contributed towards their home and started to destroy the windows of the right arm on one of the windows and started bleeding profusely until he collapsed and died. No foul play is suspected. Meanwhile, a 23-year-old employee of a Chinese marble mining company in the region died gruesomely on Thursday afternoon when he was run over by a colleague driving a blind drive loader. The accident happened at the company’s mining site between Karibib and Omaruru. According to Iikuyu, the driver of the blind drive loader accidently drove the heavy duty machine over the lower part of his colleague, Erastus Mwatukange. Mwatukange suffered a fractured right leg, open cut wound on his private parts and fractured pelvic. He was immediately transported with a work vehicle to Usakos State hospital for treatment and was then further transported by an emergency service to Swakopmund Cottage hospital. Mwatukange however died while receiving emergency treatment at Cottage Hospital. No one was arrested in connection with his death, but a case of culpable homicide is currently being investigated by Nampol. In another incident, a 27-year-old man committed suicide on Friday evening by hanging himself at his family home. Sem Kaatengano was home alone while other family members went to work when he allegedly informed one of them via a phone call that he was going to commit suicide. His next of kin have been informed of his death. NOTICE DUNAMIS CONSULTING TOWN AND REGIONAL PLANNERS on behalf of the owner of Erf 6336 c/o Liszt and Kerby Streets, Windhoek intends to apply to the Windhoek City Council for the following: Rezoning of Erf 6336 c/o Liszt and Kerby Streets, Windhoek from ‘Residential’ with a density of Consolidation of Erven 6336 and 6337 Windhoek into Erf X, Consent for free residential bulk in terms of section 23(1) of the Windhoek Town Planning Scheme on Consent for a Hotel Boutique on the consolidated Erf X, Erf X for the Hotel Boutique while the rezoning Erf 6336 Windhoek is located at corner of Kerby rently zoned ‘Residential’ with a density of 1:900 consolidate Erf 6336 with Erf 6337 (already zoned - of the Windhoek Town Planning Scheme will be provided Further take note that the locality plan of the Erf can be inspected at the Windhoek Town Council Customer Care Centre Town Planning Notice Further take note that any person objecting to the proposed land use as set out above may lodge such objection together with the grounds thereof at date for objections is November 24, 2017 Dunamis Consulting Town & Regional Planners P.O. 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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Closing date: 24 November 2017 Send the application to: The Mission Director, St. Mary’s Mission Centre P/Bag 505, Ohangwena Enquiries: Ms Ndilimeke Ngube, 065 267655 Photo: Strauss Lunyangwe Recovered… Police recovered two of six solar panels stolen from Woermann Brock in Katutura. Ex-guards nabbed for theft of solar panels Selma Ikela Windhoek Two former security guards at Woermann Brock were arrested for allegedly stealing six large solar panels from the supermarket in Katutura over the weekend. It is claimed that the suspects, aged 19, 20 and 22, have been stealing solar panels from the same supermarket since April. City Police only recovered two of the six panels at one of the suspects’ residence in Babylon. The other four solar panels had apparently already been sold. “Every month they have been going there to steal solar panels. Since April over 20 solar panels have been missing from the supermarket,” said City Police spokesman Edmund Khoaseb. Two of the three suspects were said to be known to the police. The solar panels, estimated to cost over N,000, is sold at a street value of N,500. Khoaseb said the police were concerned about the rise in theft of solar panels, hence cautioned the public to be on the lookout. Khoaseb also warned community members to be particularly vigilant during rainy season as some criminals use this opportunity to steal when their footprints cannot be so easily tracked. “Rainy season is a good opportunity for criminals to steal because you can’t pick up their movements,” he observed.
Monday, November 6 2017 | NEW ERA NEWS 7 Defense halts Arnold’s murder case Photo: Strauss Lunyangwe Assaulted… Morris Tsebeb, an emergency care practitioner from Medical Rescue 24/7, renders assistance to a stab victim that was assaulted in Katutura’s on Friday night. The ambulance service was called to transport the victim to the emergency ward at Katutura State Hospital. Maria Amakali Windhoek Anthea Arnold’s defense team has refused to proceed with submissions before her sentencing, as scheduled, on the ground that they will appeal against the decision taken by the presiding magistrate not to recuse himself from the matter. Arnold, 32, was convicted of murder with direct intent on October 25 for the murder of Michael Breder, her then 52-year-old boyfriend. Breder died from a gunshot wound to close range. It was also recorded that the entry gunshot wound was on the right paravertebral aspect of his mid-back. The shooting incident took place in Breder’s car, which was parked in his yard in Windhoek’s Southern Industrial Area during the night of May 14 to 15, 2011. Although the matter was on the court roll on Thursday for submissions and sentencing, Arnold’s defense attorney Mbanga Siyomunji informed the court that he was not ready to proceed with the matter as scheduled. “In light of the appeal noted in respect of the dismissal of the recusal application, we cannot proceed,” Siyomunji said. The defense team had to have Magistrate Ileni Velikoshi step aside from case on grounds that he was biased in assessing the totality of the evidence presented during the trial; that he misdirected himself by making certain findings, conclusions and inferences; and for siding with the State when he rejected Arnold’s version of events and convicted her of murder. “I have apprehension that the court already made up its mind in convicting me before the trial even started,” said Arnold in her affidavit. Her application was dismissed though, with Velikoshi indicating that the did not constitute grounds for recusal, but grounds for appeal. “The fact that I have rejected the accused’s defense does not mean that I am pro- State, nor does making a Velikoshi maintained. He held that the grounds offered for recusal did not indicate how he was biased because he had a personal interest in seeing Arnold convicted or any specific conduct before or after convicting Arnold, or that he had not conducted the trial in an impartial manner. “In my view, the alleged bias is based on the factual and legal findings I have made and has nothing to do with my conduct as a trier of facts,” Velikoshi held. The matter was then postponed to February 9, 2018 for the defense to appeal against the recusal judgement. Arnold was remanded in custody until such time. 1585 BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH SYMPHONY DIDN’T TAKE 32 MINUTES IT TOOK 4 YEARS Ludwig van Beethoven’s genius wasn’t effortless. His Fifth Symphony started out as rather elementary musical sketches. Honing and polishing his work, Beethoven spent countless hours developing the sketches, scratching up and altering a single page as many as twenty times. Four years later, he had produced one of the greatest symphonies ever written. At Allan Gray, we value this kind of commitment. It’s the same philosophy we apply to investing and it has worked well for our clients for 43 years. Call Allan Gray on (061) 22 11 03 or your financial adviser, or visit www.allangray.com.na