Vol. 23 No. 091 Windhoek Namibia Tuesday, January 16 2018 Inside Today Fifty-nine new cases of hepatitis E recorded In the last six days, health workers have recorded 59 new cases of hepatitis E of which three of the victims are in a critical condition in acute released by the Ministry of Health and Social Services. Page 3 SA repo rate likely to stay unchanged: economists The South African Reserve Bank is likely to keep its repurchase rate at 6.75 percent this week, although it will probably lower its consumer inflation Investec said at the weekend. Page 11 Swapo chronicles late Nghidinwa’s heroics Lahja Nashuuta Windhoek The ruling party Swapo yesterday narrated how late former minister Rosalia Nghidinwa – who passed away yesterday, reportedly due to cancer – actively participated in the Mnangagwa unrepentant on Zim land acquisition Albertina Nakale Windhoek Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday said his government was unapologetic about how it went about taking land from mainly white farmers, saying land was central to his country’s liberation struggle. He was speaking in Windhoek where he paid a one-day courtesy visit on President Hage Geingob, who is deputy chairperson of SADC. Zimbabwe embarked on a painful land reform at the turn of the century, often characterized by forced removals of white farmers from their farms. LAND on page 2 struggle to free Namibia from the yoke of colonialism. Nghidinwa, who served as minister for home affairs and gender equality between 2005 and 2012, was pronounced dead in the early hours of yesterday morning at the Edgar Brandt Windhoek NGHIDINWA on page 2 Zim scales down indigenous law, calls for outside investments Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday called for outside investments into Zimbabwe, saying the indigenisation law, once perceived as an A new dawn… From left, Zimbabwe Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Sibusiso Moyo, President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Minister of Finance Patrick Chinamasa. Just the other day… The late Rosalia Nghidinwa (right) and President Hage Geingob attending a Swapo fundraising gala dinner on November 15, 2017. Photo: Nampa Courtesy visit… Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa with President Hage Geingob at State House in Windhoek yesterday. impediment to outside investments, has been scaled down. “We now want Zimbabwe to catch up with the region and the rest of the world,” said Mnangagwa. The new administration has also established special economic zones that provide a host of incentives, such as little or no taxes, to investors. “With these special economic zones we hope to attract global players in industry and commerce,” said Mnangagwa. ZIM on page 2 Woman with hepatitis E infection thought sickness was pregnancy Alvine Kapitako Windhoek Initially, 22-year-old Emilia Indongo thought she was pregnant when she started feeling dizzy, weak, nauseous and started vomiting on Christmas Eve. It was only after 10 days of medical tests, including pregnancy tests, that she was told she is infected with hepatitis E. In the weeks of medical tests a weak Indongo shuttled between her home and hospital, while enduring episodes of vomiting and lying helpless in her bed. WOMAN on page 2 Casualty… Emilia Indongo was recently diagnosed with hepatitis E. WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU Participate in our surveys and stand a chance to WIN a weekend away for two at any NWR Resort worth N$ 5000. Visit www.nepc.com.na to participate.