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New Era Newspaper Tuesday December 19, 2017

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New Era Newspaper Tuesday December 19,

Vol. 23 No. 079 Windhoek Namibia Tuesday, December 19 2017 Inside Today Daughton candidly shares views on HIV Outgoing Ambassador of the United States of America (USA) to Namibia, Thomas Daughton, says there are still no answers as to how to get some men to get tested for HIV and treatment if positive. Page 3 Govt to refund NamWater N5 million Government will refund millions of dollars availed to it by the Namibia Water Corporation (NamWater) for some strategies countering the effects of the drought of 2016. Page 9 Tanzania’s Ramadhan cautions Ambunda Tanzania’s boxing temperament will be subjected to yet another stern test this month when the country’s professional boxer Nasibu Ramadhan takes on Namibia’s former world champion Paulus Ambunda for the World Boxing Council (WBC) super bantamweight international title bout. Page 24 Cops halt ex-SWATF, Koevoet march Thwarted … Former soldiers, who were stopped along the way while marching to State House where they wanted to meet President Hage Geingob. Photo: Contributed I haven’t done anything wrong - Mulunga Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek National Petroleum C o m p a n y N a m c o r Managing Director (MD), Immanuel Mulunga, yesterday maintained that he has done nothing wrong despite the company’s board placing him on special leave. “I welcome the independent investigation that is going to be done. There are a lot of things that have been said about me and I am looking forward to the outcome because really I haven’t done anything wrong,” he told New Era yesterday. MULUNGA on page 2 Immanuel Mulunga Geingob congratulates ANC counterpart Ramaphosa Staff Reporter Windhoek Swapo president and Namibian head of state, Dr Hage Geingob late yesterday sent a congratulatory message to newly-elected president of South Africa’s ruling party African National Congress (ANC) Cyril Ramaphosa, Roland Routh Windhoek The Namibia Judiciary has been thrown into mourning following the passing on of one of its stalwarts, Justice Nicholas Robin (Nick) Hannah. He died at a Windhoek hospital after a short illness. who ascended to the throne yesterday. Ramaphosa was elected ANC president at the party’s elective conference over the weekend, and would be deputised by David ‘Didi’ Mabuza. Geingob, who himself ascended to the Swapo presidency at an elective “As his illustrious p r o f e s s i o n a l c a r e e r accounts, Justice Hannah’s passing is not only a loss to the bereaved family, but it is a loss to the legal fraternity in Namibia, the SADC Region and beyond,” Peter Shivute, said in a press release. Selma Ikela Windhoek The Namibian Police Force yesterday blocked a march to State House by about 350 former South West Territorial Force (SWATF) and Koevoet soldiers at Katutura State Hospital at around 03h00. The former soldiers sneaked out of their camp along Clemence Kapuuo Street early yesterday morning en route to State House to ask the President Hage Geingob why he has not sent his representatives to meet them. The group that travelled mainly from Opuwo has been demanding to be Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday KOEVOET on page 2 congress held last month, also thanked outgoing ANC president Jacob Zuma, for what he termed an ‘examplary leadership’ of Africa’s oldest former liberation movement over the past ten years. “To have ascended to the helm of a political party of this stature is no mean feat, RAMAPHOSA on page 2 Former Judge Nick Hannah passes on According to the Office of the Judiciary, his distinguished career dates back to the 1960s to the English Bar in 1964 and later lectured law at Liverpool University until 1966. He also practised law in London for 13 years JUDGE on page 2

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