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New Era Newspaper Wednesday September 6, 2017

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New Era Newspaper Wednesday September 6,

Vol. 23 No. 274 Windhoek, Namibia Wednesday, September 6 2017 Massive attraction… Renowned Kenyan lawyer and academic, Professor Patrick Loch Otieno (PLO) Lumumba (right), yesterday touched down at Hosea Kutako International Airport for two public lectures scheduled for today in Windhoek. The two lectures, to be held under the theme ‘African Leadership, Development and Sharing of National Resources’, are to take place this morning at 08h00 and later in the day at 18h00, respectively, at Gateway Conference Centre in Khomasdal. The lectures are part of the New Era Publication Corporation Thought Leaders Series, an annual event making its debut this year. In the picture, Lumumba is beinåg interviewed by local journalists upon his arrival at the airport yesterday. Inside Today LPM land conference starts Thursday Landless People’s Movement (LPM) national chairperson Henny Seibeb said come Thursday and Friday, it will not be business as usual, as the LPM has established thematic working groups to interrogate and expand upon key issues related to land reform. Page 3 tax amnesty ends in March 2018 The Ministry of Finance yesterday confirmed that it will implement a second and last tax amnesty after only about N3 million, or approximately six percent of the N billion owed to the State in taxes, had been col- amnesty in February this year. Page 9 First round of Bank Windhoek NVF Cup concludes Twenty-four teams from all corners of the country of the 2017 Bank Windhoek Namibia Volleyball Federation (NVF) Cup. Page 23 Helvy Shaanika Ongwediva The family of the late Dr Michael Vinnikov Mykhaylovich, a renowned ophthalmologist at Oshakati State Hospital, have been left in shock after his tombstone was stolen by unknown people. Mykhaylovich, a Ukrainian national, was one of Namibia’s friends who supported the country during and after the liberation struggle. He died at Oshakati in 2004 after suffering a heart attack. According to Dr Polishohuk Olesksandr, who is Mykhaylovich’s relative, the family discovered the tombstone was missing on Monday when they visited his grave. Olesksandr said whoever stole the tombstone must have known the Mykhaylovich family’s movements and assumed the theft would not be discovered. “One of his sons left Namibia for good. Obviously the person that stole the tombstone thought the whole family has left Namibia – but I remained behind,” said Olesksandr. Saddened by the incident, Olesksandr said the Photo: Emmency Nuukala Medical benefactor’s tombstone stolen Farm workers protest over ‘abuse’ John Muyamba Mangetti More than 100 workers at Namibia Development Corporation’s (NDC) Mangetti Kavango Cattle Ranch (KCR) in Kavango West yesterday held a peaceful demonstration lamenting their working conditions and alleged bad treatment and abuse Object of theft… An illustrative photo of a tombstone. late Mykhaylovich loved Namibia so and after the independence struggle. Tombstone on page 2 Attending to cause… Joseph Sivaku, the councillor of Tondoro Constituency, on the right, receiving a petition from Mathias Sirunda who read it on behalf of other aggrieved workers at the cattle ranch. at the hands of ranch manager, one Du Toit and his wife. The manager’s wife is in charge of human resources at the ranch. Last year workers similarly protested the same issues but no intervention came from NDC. Protest on page 2 Five years for causing friend’s death Maria Amakali Windhoek Twenty-one-year old Bonya Mutumburua – a Windhoek resident – who was found guilty of slashing his friend to death was ment when he took the stand in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court in Katutura. “I hereby sentence the accused to 10 years’ imprisonment tion the accused is not convicted of murder committed during the period of suspension,” said magistrate Elina Nandago. The court in August came to the conclusion that Mutumburua was guilty of murder for the death of his long-time friend Joseph Nashitope four years ago. According to the court Mutumburua, although a mere teenager at the time, should have known that in stabbing someone with a knife there was the chance the someone might die. Mutumburua denied killing his friend intentionally, stating that he merely acted in self-defence. “Even if the deceased assaulted the accused, the means of defence employed exceeded the limit of defence,” said Nandago. According to court documents, on October 5, 2013 after an argument they had, Mutumburua intentionally stabbed his friend to death. According to the witnesses who took the stand during the two-year trial, Mutumburua and the deceased day that Nashitope died. Although the fight had stopped, Mutumburua saw it necessary to get a panga from his home which he later replaced with a knife. The knife he used on his friend. After the stabbing, Mu- scene but people who were standing nearby and witnessed everything managed to apprehend him. The police later arrived. According to the post-mortem report Mutumburua was stabbed in the right side of the chest, which resulted in severe bleeding. New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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