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Vol. 22 No. 103 Windhoek, Namibia Thursday, December 15 2016 Inside Today Ongandjera, Uukwambi lock horns over land The Omusati Region has established a committee to oversee the ongoing border dispute between the Ongandjera and Uukwambi traditional authorities to ensure a permanent amicable solution. Page 3 Kadhikwa appointed to uranium mining company board Australian exploration and mining company Bannerman Resources Limited has appointed local entrepreneur Twapewa Kadhikwa as a non-executive director of its Namibian subsidiary, Bannerman Mining Resources Namibia.. Page 11 Govt will not meddle in football - Geingob President Hage Geingob has said government will not involve itself in problems faced by the local football fraternity as the International Federation of Football Associations (Fifa) does not allow politicians to meddle in football’s affairs. Page 24 Early Christmas… Walvis Bay resident Abraham Shitaleni is lifted from the shack he has been living to his new house in Kuisebmond, built and donated by Kobus van Schalkwyk of Fabreca Construction. New house for desperate, destitute family Eveline de Klerk Walvis Bay Tears of joy flowed freely in Kuisebmond on Tuesday when a family of seven, who previously lived in Angolan caught with 123 cocaine bullets Maria Amakali and Selma Ikela Windhoek A 41-year-old Angolan drug mule, who allegedly swallowed 123 cocaine bullets in an attempt to smuggle them through airport security, is expected to appear in Windhoek Magistrate’s Court today on charges of drug trafficking. He was arrested at Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) on Monday night following an intelligence-led police investigation. The seized cocaine weighs 847 grams and has an estimated street value of N3 500. The drug trafficker – whose name is being withheld until he appears in court – was hospitalised after his arrest, where the cocaine bullets were flushed out of his body through inducement. He has since been discharged from hospital. ANGOLAN on page 2 Photo: Selma Ikela Contraband… The wrappers of cocaine that were swallowed by an Angola national, who was arrested at Hosea Kutako International Airport yesterday. Photos: Eveline de Klerk Home, sweet home… The brand new house that was donated by Fabreca Construction and Walvis Bay Municipality to the Shitaleni family. deplorable conditions in a backyard shack was generously rewarded with a two-bedroomed house by Good Samaritans of Walvis Bay. The house was donated in partnership by Walvis Bay Municipality and Fabreca Construction, who constructed the house, worth about N0 000, at their own cost. What makes the occasion so special is the fact that the breadwinner of the family, 56-year-old Abraham Shitaleni, who was a long-distance passenger busdriver has been confined to a special bed, following a horrific car accident on July 22, 2013 that left him completely paralysed. Swapo politburo did not discuss Swartbooi Elvis Muraranganda Windhoek FAMILY on page 2 The Swapo Party politburo has put to bed all talk that its last meeting was called to discuss measures to be taken against the former deputy land reform minister, Bernadus Swartbooi, for his public criticism of his senior, Minister Utoni Nujoma, over the manner in which the latter handled the land resettlement programme. The politburo meeting on Monday came hot on the heels of Swartbooi’s public outburst that Nujoma is resettling people from other regions on farms in the South at the expense of the landless Southerners themselves. However, announcing the decisions of the politburo’s 20th sitting since its formation in 2012, Swapo deputy secretary general Laura McLeod-Katjirua dispelled the allegations when responding to questions from the media on whether the Swartbooi issue was on the agenda. SWAPO on page 2 We are closing for the festive season From the 19th December 2016 until the 3rd January 2017 Wishing all our clients a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2017 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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