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New Era Newspaper Thursday February 15, 2018

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8 NEWS Thursday, February 15 2018 | NEW ERA Further mental assessments requested for ‘schizophrenic’ Roland Routh Windhoek State Advocate Ethel Ndlovu on Tuesday asked High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo to refer murder and multiple rape accused, Johannes Lukuwa Hausiku, for further metal examinations after psychiatrist Dr Reinhardt Sieberhagen found he was able to appreciate the wrongfulness of his actions when he committed the deeds. Sieberhagen made his deductions after Hausiku was sent for a second round of mental observations on the request of the prosecutor general psychiatrist that Hausiku suffers from schizophrenia and is thus not Doctor Hileni Ndjaba diagnosed Hausiku with schizophrenia comorbid with substance use disorders in November 2016 and hence declared Monday, 12 February 2018 At that time, Dr Ndjaba said: “The is incapable of understanding the court proceedings so as to make proper defence. At the time of the commission of the crime, in terms of Section 78 of the Criminal Procedure Act he was mentally ill, which makes him incapable of appreciating the wrongfulness of his act.” But Sieberhagen disagreed, saying that Hausiku was able to appreciate the wrongfulness of his actions during the commission of the crimes. However, this was only with regard to the time of the deeds and Ndlovu thus asked the court to refer Hausiku back to Sieberhagen to determine whether he is able to understand court proceedings and mount a proper defence against the charges he faces. She also asked that he be re-examined by a different state psychiatrist. Hausiku is standing trial on 15 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Swakopmund Town (Ferdinand Stich Str 4) 13:00-18:00 Tuesday, 13 February 2018 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 NIMT (Keetmanshoop) 09:00-16:00 Okahandja (Town Hall) 11:00-17:30 Walvis Bay Town (Behind Welwitschia Medi-park) 13:00-18:00 Wednesday, 14 February 2018 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Keetmanshoop Town (NG Church Hall) 11:00-18:00 Ramos Realtors Namibia (Swakopmund) 10:00-15:00 Thursday, 15 February 2018 Centre Tal Street 07:00-18:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Regional Health Training Centre (Keetmanshoop) 09:00-15:00 Pick ‘n Pay (Walvis Bay) 10:00-15:00 Friday, 16 February 2018 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Sponsored by: Johannes Lukuwa Hausiku charges emanating from three incidents which took place at Outjo He faces one count of murder, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of attempted rape, one count of defeating or obstructing or attempting to defeat or obstruct the course of justice, one count of robbery and eight counts of rape. He has denied guilt on all of the charges. According to Ndlovu, Hausiku was able to mount a defence a trial dealing with certain admissions, and he can still mount a proper defence with the guidance of his state-funded legal counsel. Hipura Ujaha took over the case after the former legal counsel withdrew for being “unable to consult and draw Tuulikki Abraham Lüderitz up a proper defence”. At the time, Mbanga Siyomunji who acted on behalf of Hausiku, lodged an application to have Hausiku observed mentally, but the application was dismissed causing him to withdraw as he could not “with a clear conscience continue to defend Hausiku who is chopping and changing his instructions at will”. When Ujaha was appointed, he immediately applied to the court for Hausiku to be sent for mental observation, as he was unable to ing instructions. Judge Ndauendapo consented and Hausiku underwent psychiatric observation at the Windhoek Psychiatric Unit from October 17, 2016 to November 14, 2016 and stand trial. During the period under observation, Hausiku told the psychiatrists he was angry because his girlfriend/ wife (the mother of the murdered child) was having an affair with another man. According to what he reportedly said, they both came from Kavango to Outjo as a couple and had two children, one being the deceased. He was aiming to stab the woman but ended up stabbing the boy, because she held him as a shield and he took him to the hospital thereafter and had no recollection of the body being cut and thrown away. Judge Ndauendapo postponed the matter to March 13 for the next round of mental observations to be carried out. Change of guard… From left, the new Commander Nehemia Shikongo receiving the command of the Naval Calling Station Lüderitz from the outgoing Commander Elia Ndiyaamena. Photo: Tuulikki Abraham Change of command at Naval calling station Admiral Junior Grade Nehemia Zeka Shikongo of the Namibian Navy praised the outgoing Commander Elia Ndiyaamena for performing his duties with diligence and leading those under his command in an exemplary manner. Shikongo was speaking during the change of command ceremony at the naval calling station in Lüderitz yesterday, when Ndiyaamena transferred back to the naval base at Walvis Bay following his appointment as sailors wing commander at the Naval Training School as from today. Ndiyaamena was appointed as commander of the Naval Calling Station Lüderitz on June 22 2016, the position he held until yesterday. Shikongo said the appointment left a vacuum necessitating the appointment of Natangwe Hekandjo as commanding Station Lüderitz as of today. Shikongo said Hekandjo was appointed in 2009 as marine company commander from 2011 to 2012. In 2013, Hekandjo was appointed as he held until yesterday. Shikongo said in all his appointments, Hekandjo performed his duty with zeal and diligence, and that he displayed his duties in an exemplary manner to those under him. Admiral Shikongo stated that being in command is not just a privilege and prestige, it comes with challenges, responsibility and accountability. Therefore, he reminded him that he has a burden on his shoulders that requires perseverance and self-control. To the outgoing Commander Ndiyaamena, Shikongo wished him well in his new assignment. found in toilet Maria Amakali Windhoek A Havana resident got the shock of her life on Monday morning when she found a three-month-old foetus dumped in a public toilet where she had gone to relieve herself. The resident, who reported the incident to the police, had initially thought it was excreta, however, when she went back in the late afternoon at around 16h00 to clean the toilet, she noticed that what she thought to be defecation was a foetus. City Police public relations the police had yet to determine whether it was a miscarriage or an abortion. “The ongoing police investigations will determine what transpired. Irrespective of what transpired, it is still regarded as a criminal offence and one can be charged for that,” explained Amukwelele. The police are seeking the public’s assistance to trace the unknown suspect. Amukwelele implored the public to be on the lookout for a person with signs of abortion or someone who was pregnant and mysteriously is no longer pregnant. “Public toilets should not be used as dumping facilities as this can trigger the spread of contagious diseases and viruses. In this case we are really concerned as the foetus was found in a public toilet that is used on a daily basis by other community members,” stated a concerned Amukwelele. The public are advised that situation where they are expecting but not in a position to look after the baby to visit health facilities where they can wait for the baby to be born before being put up for legal adoption. Shocked… Curious onlookers checking the toilet where the foetus was discovered.

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