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Vol. 23 No. 067 Windhoek, Namibia Thursday, November 30 2017 Sageus Somaeb Double life sentences for Outjo killer Roland Routh Windhoek The Windhoek High Court yesterday handed Outjo resident Sageus Somaeb two life sentences in jail for the brutal killing of his stepson and, while out on bail, the boy’s mother in 2013. Somaeb killed his ex-girlfriend’s son, Remember Gaingob, in May 2013. After being released on bail in that matter, Somaeb went on to kill the boy’s mother, Charlotte Gaingos, by stabbing her 21 times on July 31. Judge Naomi Shivute convicted Somaeb on November 14 on the murder of six-year-old Gaingob and on two charges of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm (GBH) and one charge of attempting to defeat the course of justice. KILLER on page 2 MICT celebrates IDI achievement WINDHOEK The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has celebrated the country’s improvement on the ICT Development Index (IDI), for which it was awarded the ‘Most Dynamic’ award. Namibia’s global ranking on the IDI improved from 123rd last year to 118th this year, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). During the celebratory event, ICT Minister Tjekero Tweya expressed appreciation towards the sector’s improvements over the past five years. MICT on page 2 Inside Today Life sentence for Keetmanshoop murderer ‘’Bearing in mind the accused’s violent history and his complete disregard or lack of respect for the lives of others, I have come to the conclusion that the imposition of life imprisonment, in the present circumstances, is appropriate,” High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg said when he sent Keetmanshoop resident, Andrew Britz, 59, to prison for the rest of his life. Page 3 Skorpion Zinc invests heavily to look beyond 2021 The Skorpion Zinc mine in southern Namibia, which is the only integrated zinc mine resource from ore to zinc metal, is in the process of ramping up its mining activities and upgrading its plant and equipment to produce 150,000 tonnes of the ore body on an annual basis.. Page 9 Worried surgeons warn about looming crisis Staff Reporter Windhoek For the past two months the Katutura State Hospital and Windhoek Central Hospital have experienced unprecedented shortages of basics in the operation theatres, wards and casualty. These range from sterile gowns, sterile drapes, nasogastric tubes, suction catheters, appropriate ET tubes, thoracotomy drains, wound dressing plasters and primapores, irrigation saline amongst others. In a letter dated 28 November Leevi Hungamo Heed our call… tal in 2015. This photo is for illustration only. Photo: Nampa 2017, addressed to the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Albertina Nakale Windhoek The National Planning Commission (NPC) Permanent Secretary Leevi Hungamo has resigned from government, amidst recent reports that he was exonerated in the multibillion coastal fuel storage said the shortages have resulted in increasing morbidity (illness). “Oshakati Intermediate Hospital is experiencing similar situation,” the surgeons told the minister. SURGEONS on page 2 Exonerated Hungamo resigns as PS facility case. Just over a week ago, Hungamo was found not guilty for charges against him over the cost of the proposed fuel storage facility at Walvis Bay that rose from N,7 billion in 2014 to N,5 billion last year. Although it remains unclear on the content of his resignation, Hungamo yesterday declined to discuss his exit from NPC, saying, “no comment.” Nonetheless, Secretary to Cabinet George Simataa con- after New Era’s enquiry, but he son for the youthful PS’s exit. HUNGAMO on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper

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