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New Era Newspaper Thursday December 7, 2017

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4 NEWS Thursday, December 7 2017 | NEW ERA Child rapist gets 20-year sentence Moroccan cycles across Africa Yassine Ghallam, 31, left his hometown of Casablanca in Morocco on his bicycle on January 22 and travelled through Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo Brazzaville and Angola to reach Na- Photo: Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Tsumeb council overhauled Obrein Simasiku Omuthiya Tsumeb Municipality has undergone a complete overhaul with several councillors assigned to new positions after yesterday’s swearing-in ceremony at the copper town’s council chambers. Veueza Kasiringua, previously the mayor, was demoted to an ordinary council member and her deputy Matheus Hangula replaced her as the new mayor. Hangula will be deputised by Inge David, who previously served as a member of the management committee. Peter Shaanika swapped up places with Lineekela Sheetekela, who was the chairperson of management committee, to become a member of the management, where he is joined by Mathias Sipunga. In a brief telephonic interview, Kasiringua said she was pleased with the changes as the person appointed is someone she has moulded and worked with for some time. “We are from one party and it is the party that has spoken. In that way, we are transferring power to the younger generation, considering my age too. Moreover, we will still be working together and I will be guiding wherever possible,” Kasiringua said. Meanwhile, the swearing-in of councillors at Omuthiya Town Coun- The swearing-in ceremony has been postponed twice. Nuusita Ashipala Ongwediva The Oshakati Regional Court slapped Gervasius Nghishikomesho with a 20-year at Oshityani village in Oshana Region in December 16, 2014. The sex pervert was sentenced last week Friday. Nghishikomesho bizarrely claimed the sex was ‘consensual’. However, after the prosecution grilled him it emerged that he was drunk at the time and that there was no consent from the victim. The defence of mutual consent cannot stand in the case of minors, as sexual intercourse with a minor is deemed statutory rape, regardless of the circumstances. “It cannot therefore be expected of the court to now at this stage close its eyes and ears to these facts when determining whether or not the accused’s penitence is sincere,” remarked Prosecutor Nelao ya France, as she asked to court to sentence Nghishikomesho to 20 years in prison. Ya France said the sentence taken advantage of the vulnerability of the child, aggravated by his perversity in raping a sexually immature and physically underdeveloped child. “Not only was a young girl’s privacy invaded, but her innocence was forever taken away and when he was caught in the act he cowardly ran away,” ya France said in her submission. On that fateful day, the sevenyear-old victim was relieving herself in the bush at the time when she was attacked by Nghishikomesho. The court heard during the trial that Nghishikomesho lifted her, threw her to the ground, removed her clothes and proceeded to brutally rape her. Medical reports presented in court revealed that the minor sustained injuries during the act. During the trial, Nghishikomesho sought to further mislead the court by creating an impression that the victim had consented to sexual intercourse. He further misled the court in claiming that the victim had asked him to have sexual intercourse with her. “He well knew that this was just a fabricated version and far from the truth, but not that withstanding, he put the complainant through a trial in which she had to relive the ordeals and was subjected to cross-examination,” ya France further argued. The prosecutor insisted that the wider society expected the courts to deal strictly with offenders of crimes, such as the rape of minors, as such gruesome incidents are on the increase across the country. Phineas Nsundano represented Nghishikomesho on instructions from the legal aid directorate, with Magistrate Leonard Hangalo on the bench. Malakia to hear verdict over friend’s murder in February Staff Reporter Windhoek The man who on trial for the alleged murder of his friend at a local shebeen in Katutura, Windhoek is due to hear his fate next year. Simeon Mwalundila Malakia, who is out on bail, is said to have cut his friend Simeon Uugwanga’s life short when he stabbed him several times four years ago. Malakia is charged with murder for fatally stabbing Uugwanga on September 14, 2013 in Katutura. on his body, but Malakia has denied guilt on the grounds he never meant to kill or harm Uugwanga, as he was merely defending himself on the day in question. During the trial the prosecution stood its ground, stating that Malakia’s actions exceeded the bounds of a private defense, and the location of the wounds on the body. “Five stab wounds do not indicate that the accused was acting in self-defense,” said Prosecutor Erastus Hatutale. Among the stab wounds sustained by the deceased, one was located on his back, which does not support the version of the accused that he was facing him when the stabbing occurred, according to the prosecution. “This honourable court should not believe the version of the accused. The State has proven beyond reasonable doubt that the accused person should be convicted on the charge of murder. The grounds of self-defense have not been met in this case,” Hatutale argued. In his defense, Malakia said the day before the accused died, they were at a local shebeen in Katutura when the deceased started insulting him and pushing him. After the verbal assault by the deceased the accused decided to leave the bar and go home. According to him, they later found themselves at the same bar where the deceased allegedly informed the accused they were not done with what transpired the day before. He said they walked out of the bar and crossed the road and that the deceased immediately He apparently had a bottle, stone and knife with him. Malakia said he could recall being struck eight times by the deceased with a bottle before the latter took out a knife. “The accused used what was at hand to defend himself. He was not the one that had a knife, nor was he grounds of self-defense have been met and may the honourable court of murder,” Malakia’s defense attorney Flora Gaes said. The court is set to deliver judgment in the matter on February 5, 2018. Malaki’s bail was extended until his next appearance in court. NAMCOL We would like to inform all our customers and the public 15 December 2017 and will 03 January 2018. a Prosperous 2018. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION NOTICE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATIONS OF A FUEL RETAIL FACILITY AT KASHIRA, DIVUNDU DISTRICT Petrogulf Fuel Wholesaler Namibia (Pty) Ltd has requested Geo Pollution Technologies (Pty) Ltd to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the construction and operations of a fuel retail facility and truck port next to the B8 main road at Kashira, Divundu District. The EIA for the construction and operational activities of the facility will be according to the Environmental Management Act of 2007, and its regulations as published in 2012, in order to apply for an Environmental Clearance Certificate. The facility will supply unleaded petrol and diesel from three underground storage tanks, of 20 m 3 each, via pumps in a forecourt area. Construction activities will include installation of storage tanks, pumps, reticulation, spill control infrastructure, and all related buildings and services. Operations will involve the receipt of fuel from road tankers, its sale to retail customers, and related activities. All Interested and Affected Parties are invited to register with the environmental consultant. Additional information can be requested from Geo Pollution Technologies. The project location can be viewed at All comments and concerns must be submitted to Geo Pollution Technologies by 14 December 2017. André Faul Geo Pollution Technologies (Pty) Ltd Telephone: +264-61-257411 Fax: +264-88626368 E-Mail: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED AND AFFECTED PARTIES ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF A FUEL RETAIL FACILITY IN OMBILI, KATUTURA, WINDHOEK, KHOMAS REGION Notice is hereby served to inform all potentially Interested and/or Affected Parties that an application will be made to the Environmental Commissioner in terms of Environmental Management Act (No. 7 of 2007) and the Environmental Assessment Regulations (2012) for the following intended activity:- Proponent: Sanny Auto Repairs Project Name & Description: The Construction and Operation of SAR Service Station to supply fuel to the general public. Project Location: Project will be situated on Erf no. 1726 & 1727 Xammi Street, Ombili, Katutura, Windhoek, Khomas Region. Nam Geo Enviro Solution has been appointed as an independent environmental practitioner to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed construction and operation of the fuel retail facility. Environmental Consultant: Nam Geo-Enviro Solutions (NGS) All Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) are encouraged to register with this study, submit your name and contact details. Background Information Document (BID) can be requested from the environmental consultant. Submit all your issues, comments and opinions to Nam Geo-Enviro Solutions by 22 December 2017. Contact person: Ms. Victorina Simanga Tel: +264 61 402 246, Fax: +264 88 6554084 E- Mail:

Thursday, December 7 2017 | NEW ERA NEWS 5 Car crashes into wall, kills two in Katima CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS WEEKS WINNERS MRS A BARTSCH | SWAKOPMUND MS S NABOT | ONDGANWA MISS M HANNAM | WINDHOEK MS S SHUKIFENI | WINDHOEK MR RR PLAATJIES | WINDHOEK Fatal… The wreckage of the car that crashed into a wall at Boma in Katima Mulilo. Photo: Aron Mushaukwa Aron Mushaukwa Katima Mulilo Two people died on the spot when the vehicle they were travelling in veered off the road and rammed into a house in Boma location in Katima Mulilo. The incident happened yesterday at around 03h00. Sources say the driver of the vehicle was racing with another vehicle and lost control of the steering, crashing into the garage of the unoccupied house in Boma, which caused the walls to cave in. According to the police the driver of the vehicle, 29-year-old Aron Lunyazo, and one of his passengers, 22-year-old Jacob Mwilima, were thrown out of the vehicle before the garage collapsed, and they died on the spot. The other passenger, 25-year-old Bruce Munzie, was trapped in the wreckage. He was rescued by the police and rushed to the Katima Mulilo State Hospital, where he was reportedly in a stable condition. Zambezi Regional Deputy Police Commissioner Evans Simasiku con- lowing a drinking spree. “These people were racing from where they were drinking along Sam Nujoma Drive. The deceased driver lost control of the vehicle and hit into the wall of the house,” he said. Simasiku said the culprit whom the deceased was racing with was yet to to refrain from drinking and driving. Accidents accelerate with festive season Staff Reporter Windhoek Road accidents seem to be on the rise this time of year with 23 lives already current festive season. According to statistics released by the Namibian Police (Nampol), as of November 27 to December 3, a total of 57 motor vehicle accidents and 83 injuries were recorded, which consequently resulted in 23 people losing their lives on the road. A total of 1,880 accidents, 353 fatalities and 3,807 injuries were recorded over a period of three years. “As each festive season accounts for almost lost within a period of about 45 days each festive season for the past three years,” explained Nampol’s spokesperson Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi. Statistics show although there was a slight decrease in accidents during the 2014/2015 festive season, from 614 to 589, the numbers picked up by 6.9%, giving a total of 677 accidents recorded for the 2016/2017 festive season. According to Kanguatjivi, 278 deaths were recorded all due to 5,888 motor vehicle accidents that occurred between April and November this year. “In an effort to reduce the number of accidents on our national roads, the Namibian Police Force this festive season has increased police presence on all major roads, especially the B1 and B2 highways.” To curb such tragedies, the police are cautioning the public to avoid travelling on dates from December 4-13, December 20-28, December 30 to January 4, 2018 and January 8 – 12, 2018. Kanguatjivi said that on all the above-mentioned dates, the roads are “It is just the start of the festive season, therefore the need for concerted collaboration between Nampol, the media and all stakeholders to join hands in educating the public on road safety,” said Kanguatjivi. The statistics further indicate that 34,211 accidents, 1,337 fatalities and 7,368 injuries were recorded between 2014 and 2017. nfcpt 12_10_15 Pay your GOtv subscription 3 months in advance this festive season and stand a chance to 1 OF 10 HiSENSE BLACK MIRROR FRIDGES each to the value of N,000 Terms & Conditions apply A Blessed 2018 The Board of Trustees, Management & Staff of the Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust herewith thank all our valuable customers & stakeholders for your support during 2017 Our closing days during the festive season are: Monday: 11/12/2017 Closed | | twitter:@GOtvNamibia *Channels vary per package. For more details & full Terms & Conditions apply of use, visit or inquire at your nearest GOtv dealer. Multichoice reserves the right to add or remove channels. E&OE. Monday: 25/12/2017 Closed Visit your local fish shop for a wide selection of fish products. Bringing fish to the nation Tuesday: 26/12/2017 Closed Monday: 01/01/2018 Closed We wish you a fish filled safe and joyous Christmas and a prosperous 2018.

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