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New Era Newspaper Wednesday April 4, 2018

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New Era Newspaper Wednesday April 4,

Inside today Omaheke finally appoints CRO Page 3 Trade between Namibia and China records 107 percent growth Page 9 Mbidi could face ‘vote of no confidence’ from NFA Exco Page 24 Vol. 23 No. 144 Windhoek Namibia Wednesday, April 4 2018 Namibia to name street after Madikizela- Mandela Lahja Nashuuta Windhoek Plans are under way to name a street in honour of Winnie Madikizela- Mandela as per President Hage Geingob’s directive in 2015, Swapo Party Women’s Council (SPWC) secretary Eunice Ipinge told New Era yesterday. Madikizela-Mandela, the hero of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and ex-wife of that country’s first democraticallyelected president Nelson Mandela, died in Johannesburg on Monday after a persistent illness. She was 81. South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday confirmed that the former first MANDELA on page 2 Always cared… In September 2006, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela used her trip to attend the funeral of late Ilse Erna Froese, Udo Froese’s mother, to visit Namibia’s townships to see how the country tried to overcome poverty. Photo: Nampa Roland Routh Windhoek Land activist Job Amupanda has come out strongly in an affidavit filed in the defamation case in which former attorney-general “This action concerns the fight against corruption in general and the importance of academic freedom and freedom of expression in the fight against corruption in particular.” – Job Amupanda Amupanda refutes Sacky Shanghala Shanghala defamation claims and now Minister of Justice Sacky Shanghala is suing him for N0 000 in damages. Shanghala is suing Amupanda over several comments the latter made on social media and during a symposium in Doha, Qatar, where Amupanda was in attendance. In papers filed in the High Court last week by lawyer Kadhila Amoomo, Amupanda argued that the tenure of Shanghala as AG – which he said was the shortest in AMUPANDA on page 2 Doctor arrested on rape charge Helvy Shaanika Ongwediva A medical doctor at Oshakati Intermediate Hospital is expected to appear in court today following the alleged rape of a 19-year-old girl. The 40-year-old doctor, whose name is known to New Era, was arrested yesterday after the victim, who is a student at a local college, reported the matter to the police. The suspect, who is a Congolese national, allegedly forcefully had sexual intercourse with the girl in his car. The incident happened on Monday at around 18h00. According to the police, the doctor offered the girl a lift from Oshakati to her home village Omayanga on the outskirts of Ongwediva. Along the way he stopped his vehicle at an open space where he undressed himself and forcefully undressed the victim before he had sexual intercourse with her. The woman later opened a case of rape with the Ongwediva police. This led to his arrest on Monday morning. He will appear before the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court today. Oshana Police Regional Commander, Commissioner Rauha Amwele confirmed the arrest, maintaining the police investigations are still at the initial stage. Academy of Business English 6 months Business Communication Study - Now On in Windhoek! Modules: Public Speaking and Presentations, Business Letter Writing, Report Writing, Speech Writing, Meeting Procedure and Minutes Writing, Negotiation and Communication Skills Apply now before 06 April 2018 - 081 2958194 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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