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New Era Newspaper Tuesday December 12, 2017

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4 NEWS Tuesday, December 12 2017 | NEW ERA Soldier to plead in 2018 over daughter’s death Maria Amakali Windhoek Gabriel Tulinane David, the father charged with drowning his daughter early this year, is scheduled to tender his preliminary plea in January 2018. David, 30, who was employed as a soldier with the Namibia Defence Force (NDF), based at Suiderhof Military Base, was arrested after Indileni’s body was discovered in Goreangab Dam on February 21. Although David’s case was placed on the roll last week for him to tender his plea, the matter could not proceed as David’s lawyer was not available. State prosecutor Victoria Thompson informed David that before his case can be sent to the prosecutor general for a decision, he (David) needs to make a preliminary plea to the charges he is accused of. The prosecutor general is yet to pronounce herself on what charges David should stand trial for and where he is to stand trial. According to the prosecution, David unlawfully and intentionally killed his daughter Indileni. It is alleged David picked up his daughter who was left in the care of her maternal family members at Babylon informal settlement in Katutura, Windhoek. It is further alleged that while Indileni was in the care of her father David, he deliberately drowned her and then disappeared before his arrest days later. According to police investigations, David texted the mother of his child on what he had done to their daughter after he was allegedly done with the gruesome act. David has denied any wrongdoing, alleging his daughter’s death was an accident. David claims the daughter accidentally slipped and fell into the dam as they were walking close to the water, and that his daughter drowned although he tried to rescue her. “Accused, inform your lawyer of the new date, or let your family go to your lawyer and inform him,” said the magistrate Michelle Kubersky before postponing the matter to January 23, 2018. David was remanded in custody and will remain detained at Wanaheda Police Station until his next appearance in court. Ten-year-old kills brother Helvy Shaanika Ongwediva What was meant to be children playing ended in tragedy when a 10-year-old boy accidentally injured his 15-year-old brother with a knife in the thigh, causing his death. The victim bled to death. The incident took place last week at Omuntele village in nfcpt 12_10_15 Oshikoto Region. The boys were manuring when the younger one threw a knife at his elder brother. The knife struck the brother in the thigh and the victim then pulled it out, causing him to bleed profusely. His parents rushed him to hospital but he had lost a lot of blood by then and died moments after arrival at the A Blessed 60 years The Board of Trustees, Management & Staff of Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust herewith wishes Hon. Bernhard Esau MP, a happy 60th birthday. We thank you for your support during 2017. hospital. The boy, whose identity cannot be revealed because he is a minor, appeared before magistrate Ilge Rheent at the Ondangwa court. He was released to his guardians pending investigations and screening by a social worker. His case was postponed to February 23, 2018. Prosecutor Naboth Tangeni Iyambo represented the state. serve rape sentence WINDHOEK was on Friday ordered to start serving his 10-year prison term with immediate effect, following the dismissal of his appeal application. The appeal was dismissed in a nah Usiku here on Friday morning. was ordered to report himself tional Facility with no further delay to start serving his prison term. The two judges concluded there was no misdirection by the Katima Mulilo Regional and handing down of sentence. N,000 was cancelled. tor for the Kavango Region, was objecting to the 10-year prison sentence imposed on him by the 21 January 2016, claiming there was a grave misdirection by the court at the time of the judgement and sentencing by regional court magistrate Bongani Ndlovu. his privately instructed defence manner in which the regional court handled the proceedings of the trial. was not legally handled as per nal Procedure Act of 1977. He also claimed that the presiding regional magistrate just rejected his version of events without allowing proper cross-examination. Convicted rapist Vincent Likoro sentenced to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of having had sexual intercourse with a colleague without her consent, during a trip to the eastern parts of the country, when he was a ministerial advisor in the then Min- sulo appeared for the respondent. – Nampa We wish you a fish filled safe and joyous Christmas and a prosperous 2018. Bringing fish to the nation Rundu resident robbed of N0,000 RUNDU The police in Kavango East Region are in search of suspects that robbed a woman of N0,000 last Thursday. The crime investigations coordina- sioner Bonifatius Kanyetu, told Nampa on Friday that the incident happened in Safari residential area. “The woman was followed to her house in Safari, where the suspects robbed her of the cash when she reached the house,” Kanyetu said. The incident happened around 12h00 and a case of robbery has been opened. Investigations into the matter continue.- Nampa

Tuesday, December 12 2017 | NEW ERA NEWS 5 Govt should take responsibility for mistakes – RDP WINDHOEK The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) has called on the Namibian government and the Ministry of Finance to act prudently on matters that negatively affect the economy, instead of “defending the indefensible”. In a media statement issued on Friday, RDP secretary general (SG) Mike Kavekotora expressed concern towards the denial adopted by the ministry, in critical matters raised by certain agencies. RDP secretary general Mike Kavekotora According Kavekotora, instead of addressing issues and provide factual information, the government goes in a denial mode without proving that they have indeed addressed the matter satisfactorily. “When the United Nations’ Agency reported that Namibia has not complied with their sanctions on North Korea and the country getting downgraded by two rating agencies, the Swapo Party led-government went defensive without demonstrating the error in judgement by the rating agencies,” Kavekotora said. The SG also claimed that the country’s recent alleged “blacklisting by the European Union (EU) for cooperation on tax matters” was met udge Angula’s father dies at age 101 Helvy Shaanika Oshakati The father of the Deputy Judge President Hosea Angula, Efraim Anyanka lyaAngula, who was a retired Evangelical Lutheran Church pastor, has died of old age at his homestead in Olukanda village of Oshikoto Region. Fondly known as Tatekulu LyaAngula he died over a week ago at the age of 101. LyaAngula stood out among his peers and fellow clergymen within the traditional churches’ arena for his gift of healing and was believed to have powers to cast out demons and evil spirits. This made his traditional house a place where thousands of people from all over the country visited him for prayers. According to his son, Deputy Judge President Angula, his father was a man of God, whose faith could not be disputed. “He had a gift of evangelism whereby his teachings were easy to understand,” Angula said. Angula further said during his days as a youthful father, LyaAngula dedicated most of his time to the church where he served in various ranks. As a result, the responsibilities of taking care of his children was mostly on his wife. After retirement, LyaAngula continued with evangelism. He was then given a slot on NBC Oshiwambo Radio, where he presented a popular programme, called Kalunga Kehekeleko Alihe, where people sent their prayer requests and testimonies. After he left the programme due to old age, a number of people started to personally visit LyaAngula’s residence for prayers. He did this until about two years ago when old age took its toll. “In his last days, he totally disconnected himself from earthly things. When you visit him, the only thing that he would tell you is ‘God bless you’ and he would say the same as you leave,” said Nangula, LyaAngula’s youngest daughter. Retired Reverend Johannes Mvula, who was LyaAngula’s good friend, said it was because of mates - who were all LyaAngula’s juniors - joined the evangelical profession. “His way of preaching and his professionalism was just impressive,” Mvula said. LyaAngula’s memorial service took place last Thursday at Olukonda ELCIN Church next to his homestead and his burial was held over the weekend at Olukonda Cemetery. He is survived by seven children and over 70 grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. His wife kuku Maria Angula died in September 2015. Okakarara hobbled by high unemployment Alvine Kapitako Windhoek Attracting potential investors to Okakarara is one of the key priorities of re-elected mayor of Okakarara Olga Tjiurutue, who has stressed the fact that the town faces high unemployment, particularly among the youth. Tjiurutue, who was re-elected last Wednesday, told New Era in a telephonic interview that there will be a number of business conferences to discuss how best to address youth unemployment and attract the right investors to the town. “Many people pride themselves with Okakarara, but there is no development here. Unemployment in Okakarara is really high,” said Tjiurutue. Another priority is to relocate people in informal settlements to areas offering serviced land. “People in informal settlements are in the majority. It’s one of our challenges. It’s a challenge because of the high unemployment rate and so people settle in informal settlements,” Tjiurutue noted. Okakarara Town Council has serviced a number of erven and has sold many of these, she added. She also noted that the Okakarara Trade Fair is now the responsibility of the town council. “We want to expand the activities of the Okakarara Trade fair in order to attract more youth to participate,” Tjiurutue added. Ehrenfriede Kamutuezu of Swapo was elected as deputy mayor and chairperson of the management committee, while Kenneth Mwatilile of Swapo, Selnadia Kambatuku of PDM, Ambros Mundjindjiri of Nudo were elected as members of the management committee. Making Windhoek the Safest City in Africa PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY “Be on Don’t discuss holiday plans in front of strangers; Don’t post details on social media; Ask your local Neighbourhood Watch group and City Police to keep an eye on your property; Give a trusted neighbour contact details in case of an emergency; Don’t keep large amounts of money or jewellery at home. Do not leave your firearms at home unattended. You can take your firearms to the nearest Police Station for safe keeping, for a period not exceeding a month. Report any suspicious movement (strangers walking in your street, suspicious looking cars or cars without registration numbers, barking dogs at night etc.) Windhoek City Police wish you all a very peaceful and Crime Free Festive Season. To contact City Police: General Enquiries: 290 2239 SMS:Tollfree Number: 302 302 E-mail: PROUDLY SPONSORED BY: by denial and rejection in a similar fashion, without coming up with a convincing argument to the contrary. He suggested that the economic recovery cannot and will not be achieved by always distributing the blame, especially on external factors. “The government must face reality and acknowledge mistakes, ment and act proactively in engineering our economy for success,” Kavekotora advised. He added that the country’s relatively young population and its abundant natural resources can be applied effectively to curb the social problems faced by the country. – Nampa The late Pastor Efraim Anyanka lyaAngula’s picture at his homestead, where he passed away recently. Photo: Helvy Shaanika

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