4 NEWS Tuesday, January 9 2018 | NEW ERA Court awaits outcome psych evaluation WINDHOEK The outcome of the second psychiatric evaluation of a man on trial in the High Court on several counts of rape and a charge of murdering a two-year-old boy, will be made public next month. State Advocate Ethel Ndlovu told presiding High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo on Monday that murder suspect Johannes Likuwa Hausiku has already undergone a second 30-day psychiatric evaluation at the chiatric Unit in December 2017. Obrein Simasiku Omuthiya The modelling event meant to raise funds for the medical expenses of a threeyear-old boy, Tangi Amutenya Nakambuli, who suffers from a congenital heart defect known as an atrial septal defect, has turned sour as one of the organizers vanished with some of the sponsorship money. The heart defect can only be repaired through cardiac surgery and is to be done in Cape Town, South Africa at an estimated cost of N0,000. The family has been struggling to raise funds since his diagnosis in September last year, and this was one of the reasons to host the fundraising event. However, one of the organizer of Miss Othithiya 2017, Naftal Iileni, who is the chairperson of Oshikoto Regional Youth Development, vanished into thin air with part of the money intended to pay for artistes, the master of ceremonies and DJs who graced the occasion and Ashikoto could OTJIWARONGO Two children aged two and six died in an accident on the Grootfontein-Rundu road in the early hours of Monday. lice Force in the region, Warrant Of- on Monday the accident occurred some 30 kilometres north-east of Grootfontein at around 01h30. She said the children were travelling from Henties Bay in the Erongo Region to Rundu in the Kavango East Region with family However, a report in respect of his second mental observation is yet to be made available to the prosecuting authority. As a result, the case was remanded to 9 February, when the outcome of the report will be made public. Initially Hausiku, 42, was found 30-day psychiatric evaluation conducted by state psychiatrist, Dr Hileni Ndjaba, at the Windhoek Central Hospital last year. Ndjaba found that Hausiku was incapable of understanding court proceedings and could not put up a proper defence during trial. not manage to settle the amounts in full. This has left his co-organiser, Risto Ashikoto, in hot water. He says his life is under threat from people that participated in the modelling event on December 30, who are now demanding their full payment. This did not settle well with the aggrieved parties. As a result some cellphone, a pair of Nike sneakers and his neck chain. when their pick-up overturned. “It is alleged that the 36-yearold male driver lost control over the vehicle and it overturned. The two minor children Five other occupants in the vehicle, including the driver, sustained slight to serious injuries and were admitted to the Grootfontein State Hospital. A case of culpable homicide has been opened against the driver at – Nampa Murder accused Johannes Hausiku Ndlovu approached the court on 3 August 2017 with an urgent application, asking Ndauendapo to allow Hausiku to be sent for a second observation conducted by two psychiatrists – one employed by the state and another from a private practice. The prosecution alleges the ducted properly as per the provisions of Section 79 of the “My life is under threat since that day – I am being nagged day and night. I was nearly beaten and stabbed by the people that day because they wanted their money. What I collected was not enough to settle everyone, hence I had to give each a certain amount but they wanted the money in full, which explained Ashikoto. “Now people are made to believe that I am a crook and ran away with the money but that Hausiku allegedly kidnapped and raped a woman who was intoxicated at Outjo during the night of 30 to 31 May 2012. He then allegedly murdered and hindered police investigations by telling her to report to the police that she had been attacked and her son was killed by four unknown men. Furthermore, Hausiku is also alleged to have kidnapped, raped and robbed two other women in January 2012 in the Outjo area. He remains in police custody at the Windhoek Correctional Facility since his arrest with no option to post bail. State-funded lawyer Hipura Ujaha is defending Hausiku on the instructions of the Justice Aid. – Nampa Pageant organiser vanishes with money Saara Shipwata (seated) was crowned Miss Othithiya 2017 as well as Miss Photogenic. She walked away with a hamper and N0, while Lydia Ntuko who was crowned Maliana Petrus second princess also walked away with a hamper each. is not the case. The chairperson (Iileni) disappeared just after the event and his phone has been off ever since. He had part of the money, which was meant to pay for the entertainment, and he just vanished. He should come out and clear my name, everyone should know because these people are The total expense for entertainment was N,900 and so far Ashikoto has managed to pay N,300. “From about N,700 generated from the sales of books, N,800 from tickets at the gate as well and N,900 from sponsors, I used to pay part of the expenses, thus I have no other money which they are insinuating that I ran away Efforts to get comment from Iileni proved futile as his mobile phone was unreachable. All in all, Ashikoto said, the event was successful and well attended and assured that it will now be an annual event. “This year we will scrutinize and select a comprehensive preparatory committee so that none of this can repeat in Two children die in accident near Grootfontein Divine help… A section of residents of the Otjozondjupa Region in a half-day prayer session at Otjiwarongo for an accident-free festive season along the B1 road. Kosis inhabitants hopeful clinic will reopen Matheus Hamutenya Keetmanshoop Kosis residents still pray and hope that this will be the year when they will have their dilapidated clinic renovated and opened, despite waiting for years without any good news. The clinic at the area was closed just after independence due to residents there and nearby farms have over the years had to travel to Bethanie to seek health services, which is about 40 kilometres away. And they have over the years expressed their frustrations, especially on the cost of going to the clinic at Bethanie, which they claim can be N0 to hire a vehicle, and that while Bethanie seems just nearby, and there is a lack of vehicles at the settlement. They therefore have over the so that their clinic can be renovated and reopened again, so that it can cater for the mostly elderly population at the settlement, and the schoolchildren, who cannot afford to pay huge amounts in order to access basic medical services. Community activist Anna Joseph told New Era that although it has been a long journey, the residents are still hopeful that this year can be the year that they get the clinic opened again, saying this is very much needed so that everyone can have access to health. “We are really suffering, like on Christmas Day there was a girl giving birth at a nearby farm, and an ambulance had to drive from Keetmanshoop, which is over 100 kilometres away, to pick her up, but this can be avoided if we have our Joseph said what is special about their plea is that the community is not asking for a new clinic to be built, but simply for their old structure to be renovated, and for nurses to be placed there. She noted the community is hopeful that regional governor Lucia Basson can assist in making their dreams a reality, so that they do not have to spend so much money in an attempt to access basic healthcare. “We hope and trust that we can Basson in an interview with New Era said the Kosis clinic is one of the many projects she would give more attention to this year, but noted that the government alone cannot do it, and she thus urged the private sector to assist where possible. “The facility is already there, it is just a matter of renovating it and putting nurses there, so I call upon all private companies to assist she said. The settlement is about 140 kilometres west of Keetmanshoop.
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