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4 NEWS Brandy murder trial postponed to next year Thursday, November 30 2017 | NEW ERA Otjiwarongo murder accused remanded in custody Maria Amakali Windhoek The Katutura Magistrate’s Court postponed the heads of argument in the case of Simon Tjooya, who stands accused of killing a man over a bottle of brandy. Tjooya is on trial on a charge of murder and two charges of theft for what the prosecution deems the unlawful and intentional killing of Issy Swartz. Swartz died from a stab wound on November 03, 2012 at Goreangab informal settlement, in Windhoek. Tjooya’s case was on the roll for submission before judgement NOTICE New Road Fund Administration (RFA) banking details The Road Fund Administration migrated its bank accounts to Standard Bank Namibia on the 1st of May 2017. All Road Users should make use of the new Standard Bank accounts when paying their Road User Charges. Please note: All old accounts will be closed effective 1 February 2018. New Account details: Standard Bank Mass Distance Charges Account Number: 04 142 4360 Branch Code: 082372 – however, the state could not proceed as the prosecutor was not available due to medical reasons. Making a brief appearance in court on Wednesday on bail of N$300, Tjooya was informed that his case would only proceed next year. Tjooya was arrested in 2012 following the death of Swartz who was discovered with a stab wound in the chest. It was revealed during the trial that Tjooya robbed Swartz of his bottle of Richelieu brandy before stabbing him. Tjooya pleaded not guilty to the charges, with his defence team arguing that no witnesses saw Tjooya stabbing Swartz. However, one of the witnesses, who was in Tjooya’s company on the day in question, informed the court that Tjooya confessed to the stabbing moments after the incident. The witness indicated that they followed Swartz into a shack. Although he did not enter the shack, Tjooya came out of the shack holding a bottle of Richelieu and a knife dripping of blood. It is alleged that after the robbery Tjooya and the witness went to a sheeben to drink the brandy they stole from Swartz. Magistrate Alexis Diergaardt postponed the matter for submissions to January 25, 2018, warning Tjooya to make an appearance in court as scheduled. In court … Quinton Engelbert Aukumeb, 26, appeared in the Otjiwarongo Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday morning on a charge of murder. Photo: Nampa OTJIWARONGO Brand with the most Reach on our Social Media platfroms Congratulations to: The 26-year-old man, who was arrested for allegedly stabbing Joshua Nangombe to death in the early hours of Saturday morning at a nightclub in Otjiwarongo on Saturday, was on Wednesday remanded in custody. Quinton Engelbert Aukumeb on Wednesday appeared before Otjiwarongo magistrate Yvette Fredericks on a charge of murder. Fredericks explained the legal right of the accused to engage a lawyer of his choice, apply for a state-funded lawyer through the Ministry of Justice’s Directorate of Legal Aid or defend himself in court. Aukumeb opted to engage the services of his lawyer. The case was postponed to January 25, 2018 to allow him time to acquire legal representation and also for further police investigations in the matter. Public prosecutor Elana Doeses appeared for the state. Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force in the Otjozondjupa Mbeha in an interview with Nampa on Tuesday said Aukumeb was arrested Monday at about 21h00 in Orwetoveni residential area. She said the accused had been hiding since the stabbing occurred. “We apprehended him on Monday night for him in Orwetoveni,” said Mbeha. Mbeha said Aukumeb had allegedly stabbed the 25-year-old Nangombe once with a knife in the chest on Saturday morning at around 02h23. Mbeha said Nangombe and Aukumeb were allegedly seen arguing over a cigarette shortly before the stabbing. Nangombe was declared dead on arrival at Otjiwarongo State Hospital where his friends had taken him. His (Nangombe) next of kin have been informed. – Nampa License Fees Account Number: 04 142 4387 Branch Code: 082372 Abnormal Load Fees Account Number: 04 142 4794 Branch Code: 082372 Please call the Road Fund Administration on 061 433 3000 for more information. Website: Email: Your story... “Oshiwambo, Otjieherero and German Languages on Bank Windhoek ATM’s” has reached over 57k READERS. We get your message to every corner of the globe. - ADVERTISE WITH US #TalkToUs Contact us: Tel: +264 61 208 0800 Website:

Thursday, November 30 2017 | NEW ERA NEWS 5 Murder probe against Strong drags on Maria Amakali Windhoek Investigations into the case of Benjamin Strong, 55, accused of fatally stabbing his 62-year-old girlfriend six times in Strong, who made his second appearance in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday before magistrate Michelle Kubersky, is charged with murder read with the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act for the murder The prosecution alleges that on September 17, Strong who was in a relationship with Resandt, intentionally Making his appearance from custody, Strong was informed that investigations into his case are still at an infant stage and “We provided six instructions that needed to be complied with but four are the post-mortem report and photo plan “The defence can approach the state with a bail application which will be after December 15 because we already have bail applications set.” – Victoria Thompson of the crime scene,” explained public According to the state the DNA results, photo-plan of the crime scene, post-mortem and witnesses’ statements Although the defence team intends to approach the prosecution to get Strong released on bail, the state strongly objects “The defence can approach the state with a bail application which will be after December 15 because we already have According to the police, Resandt was found dead in a pool of blood in a house It is alleged that before the fatal stabbing, Resandt in the company of Strong and another male companion were out drinking when an argument between the stabbings are unknown as they were According to the police, the male companion woke up in the same house as Resandt, with stab wounds on several areas of his body, but without any recollection of the events from the The court postponed the matter to March 15, 2018 for further police custody and will be detained at Otjomuise Strong was represented by defence Ombudsman John Walters Walters tired of begging for feedback from ministries WINDHOEK Ombudsman John Walters said he will take ministries to court if they do not act on the recommendations he made in his The report on a national inquiry into racism, racial and other forms of discrimination and tribalism, deals with issues of access to justice, disability, education, health, land settlement and In the report, the Ombudsman made recommendations to various ministries and requested them to provide him with detailed information on the concrete measures taken, within six months after In an interview with Nampa on Tuesday, Walters said the allegations made at the public hearings were serious matters that “I am tired of begging for responses from He added that some of the recommendations have already been made by international conventions, while others are issues that Walters explained that in the past, ministries have used the lack of that the recommendations made in the latest report do not require a lot of money, He reiterated his hope that ministries will see the serious nature of the allegations and take the necessary measures and Walters empasised that racism and tribalism are real in The report was recently tabled in the - Nampa

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