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ol. 23 No. 270 Windhoek, Namibia Thursday August 31 2017 Inside Today CCG petitions govt over ‘Caprivi’ issue The pro-secessionist Caprivi Concerned G r o u p y e s t e r d a y handed a petition to the Zambezi regional governor’s office urging the government to have dialogue with them and discuss issues regarding the “freedom of Caprivi”. Page 3 Chariot Oil & Gas fails to secure partner for Namibia southern blocks Jagger gets 35 years for brutal murder Roland Routh Windhoek Judge Alfred Siboleka on Tuesday sentenced Edmund Jagger to 35 years behind bars after he was convicted of stabbing and killing Renelda Alien Oamite Hoeses. The victim, who was 22 at the time of her death, was stabbed 18 times in the frenzied attack that cut short her life. Jagger was convicted by Judge Siboleka of murder with direct intent on July 21 for killing Renelda Hoeses at her father’s residence at Erf 1978, Build Together in Orwetoveni in Otjiwarongo during the latenight hours of Friday March 1, 2013, or the early morning hours of March 2, 2013. The deceased died on the scene due to hypovolemic shock caused by the multiple stab wounds. Judge Siboleka said the murder of a female partner in a domestic setting for ending a relationship is unacceptable and calls for severe custodial sentences. He said the brutality perpetrated by males on their female partners is increasing, despite the communities’ continuous pleas that the trend be arrested. JAGGER on page 2 Photo: Nampa/AFP On the warpath… The US and Japanese governments, as well as the UN, say by doing trade with North Korea, Namibia is enabling that country to generate muchneeded cash “to develop weapons of mass destruction and destabilise the region”. Government silent on US claims Chariot Oil & Gas Ltd on Tuesday said it has elected not to enter into the first renewal exploration period of the exploration licences covering Namibian blocks 2714A and 2714B, after failing to secure a partner. Shares in Chariot were down 18 percent to 10 pence on Tuesday following the announcement. Page 9 Summertime changes on Sunday Staff Reporter Windhoek Namibians will adjust their clocks an hour forward of the current wintertime when the country changes to summertime at Time for change… Pictured is a clock in Windhoek city centre. All clocks in Namibia must be moved an hour forward on Sunday, September 3 when summertime comes into effect for the last time, as Namibians will in future no longer have wintertime and summertime. Photo: Emmency Nuukala Edmund Jagger Photo: Roland Routh exactly 02h00 Sunday morning. “At 02h00 on Sunday, 3 September Namibians have to turn their clocks forward one hour to enter summertime, which is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time,” Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakana, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology announced yesterday. The practice is in accordance with the Namibian Time Act of 1994, which regulates wintertime and summertime in Namibia. The Act stipulates that Namibia enters summertime at 02h00 on the first Sunday in September, the permanent secretary explained. This will be the last year that Namibians are required to change their time zone after the majority of respondents consulted by a parliamentary committee expressed their opposition to the annual time change. The Zambezi Region was the only region that did not have to change its time zone. Desie Heita Windhoek The Namibian government this week remained tight-lipped on accusations levelled against it by the government of the United States of America that Namibia went out of her way to engage in the systematic concealment of trade relations Tenderpreneur in court over non-delivery John Muyamba Rundu Charlton Rodney Useb of CU Sales & Marketing cc appeared in court yesterday on a charge of fraud, alternatively theft under false pretence, involving some N8,604, which he got from Rundu Town Council following the award a tender to his firm to source and deliver 20 skip bin containers and a trailer to the council in 2014 – which he never did. The suspended CEO of Rundu Town Council (RTC), Romanus Haironga, and several senior officials implicated in the case may also be arrested and brought before court to answer charges, based on the findings of a private investigator, it emerged this week. At his first court appearance in with North Korea through Chinese companies operating in Namibia in order to bypass sanctions imposed by the UN on Pyongyang. The US government’s assertions appear to concur with a recent UN report that claimed Namibia had commissioned new projects with North Koreans firms – including defence contracts – to run throughout 2017. CLAIMS on page 2 connection with the case in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court, Useb’s trial was yesterday remanded to October 12 for further police investigations and to enable him to acquire the services of a private lawyer. Useb was then released on bail of N,000. Emma Mayavero represented the State, while Magistrate Barry Mufana presided over the case. On May 16, Rundu Mayor Verna Sinimbo inked an appointment letter that instructed Neumbo Private Investigators agency, along with Kadhila Amoomo Legal Practitioners, to conduct investigations into incidents of alleged corruption within the council, said to involve a top executive and senior council employees. According to the private investigator, the case of Useb surfaced during their investigations, as they noticed something fishy, given that the tender Useb got was never advertised and that his company was not registered as a supplier or service provider on Rundu Town Council’s supplier and service provider database. BOTCHED on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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