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New Era Newspaper Monday September 11, 2017

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New Era Newspaper Monday September 11,

ol. 23 No. 277 Windhoek, Namibia Monday September 11 2017 Booming business… Petrol jockeys stand along the road in Oshikango with containers of smuggled fuel. Photo: Nuusita Ashipala Inside Today Marginalised Kavangos want their fair share Backyard petrol stations booming at Oshikango Nuusita Ashipala Oshikango the increase at the border town of Oshikango as unemployed Angolans are induced by the economic crisis in Angola to smuggle petroleum products into Namibia, where there is seemingly a booming market for the product. The smuggling of fuel – although not very new – is currently rife in the area and follows several other smuggling routes, such as those illegally importing live and frozen chickens, amongst others. PETROL on page 2 The petitioners who claimed that central government committed a monumental injustice through the exclusion and marginalisation of Kavangos, the Muzokumwe Volunteer Organisation, is putting together a response to be handed to government via Vice President Nickey Iyambo. Page 3 Minimum wage for domestic workers up by 11% in October An increase of 11 percent has been approved for all domestic workers in the country. The new mandatory minimum wage for domestic workers, including certain revised conditions of employment, will come into effect on October 1. Also, all employers of domestic workers will be required to register with the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation by no later than November 30. Page 9 Maria Amakali Windhoek Manga Nawa Mukena, the former m a r k e t i n g manager at Multi-Choice Namibia, made her second appearance before the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court on Friday for having allegedly defrauded her employer of an amount of N million. Mukena appeared before Magistrate Brand van Pletzen on charges of fraud, forgery and uttering a forged instrument. According to the summary of facts on the charge sheet, between the period of April 1, 2013 and March 17 this year, the accused acted wrongfully, unlawfully, falsely and with intent to defraud Multi- Choice Namibia, and one Roger Gertze. Robbers terrorise Standard Bank clients Helvy Shaanika Ondangwa Dozens of Standard Bank clients at Ondangwa are too afraid to withdraw money from that branch, as there seems to be a gang of robbers targeting them. A number of Standard Bank clients that spoke to New Era claim they were robbed of thousands of dollars soon after they made withdrawals from that branch. The bank recently initiated an investigation to ascertain whether any of its employees were linked to the thieves, but the probe has since exonerated its staff of any wrongdoing. Most of the victims suspect that certain employees within the bank were acting as informants to criminals, Former Multi- Choice manager up for N million fraud ROBBERS on page 2 State Prosecutor Tatelo Lusepani told the court that investigations into the case State is ready for Mukena to take the stand to enter her plea, in terms of Section 119 of the Criminal Procedures Act. The prosecution alleges Mukena during the period in question used her position as marketing manager at Multichoice Namibia to entice her employer to pay a company by the name of Kundan (PTY) Ltd for services that were never rendered. //Kharas backs Geingob for Swapo presidency Photo: Matheus Hamutenya Matheus Mumbala “Kundan did not render any advertising services to Multi-Choice Namibia and thus the accused committed a crime of fraud.” – Prosecution Matheus Hamutenya Keetmanshoop FRAUD on page 2 The Swapo Party in the //Kharas Region has pledged its unwavering support to President Hage Geingob as the sole candidate for the Swapo Party presidency. During a press statement at Keetmanshoop on Saturday, Swapo’s regional coordinator for //Kharas, Matheus Mumbala, announced that the regional executive committee here and its delegates to the sixth congress of Swapo set for November have agreed to back President Hage Geingob as Swapo president. //KARAS on page 2 VISIT THE UNAM STAND at the Keetmanshoop Show, 13 - 16 September 2017 www.unam.edu.na New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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