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ol. 22 No. 125 Windhoek, Namibia Wednesday, February 1 2017 Inside Today Pupils abandon dilapidated school Learners at Linus Shashipapo Secondary School in Kavango East packed their belongings and left the school on Monday as they are frustrated that the government is taking too long to renovate the school that has fallen into a state of advanced disrepair. Page 3 Boxing Board refutes claims of hefty sitting fees The Namibia Professional Boxing & Wrestling Control Board (NPBWCB) has condemned in the strongest terms reports that it has ostensibly misappropriated a sizeable portion of money from the state-funded institution in meeting allowances. The fivemember board was fully represented at a hastily arranged press conference at a hotel in central Windhoek yesterday where board members sought to clarify claims that board members were paid large amounts of of money in sitting fees. Page 24 Finance minister Calle Schlettwein Learners suspended for ‘bullying’ teachers Helvy Shaanika Ongwediva A school in Ohangwena Region has suspended three learners for allegedly bullying teachers, theft and bringing alcohol to school. The suspended pupils also face allegations of having sexually assaulted other learners. Initially six Grade 8 and 9 male learners at Shikudule Combined School were suspended but three were reinstated after they had agreed to bring their parents to school and pledged in writing they would adhere to the school’s rules and regulations. However, Israel Hamutumbangela, the chairperson of Ohangwena Boxing Federation, claims the learners were suspended because they were involved in boxing. BULLYING on page 2 Calle reads riot act to ‘rotten apples’ Edgar Brandt Windhoek Finance minister Calle Schlettwein yesterday promised to act against officials who take advantage of the government system to enrich themselves, promising that people engaged in defrauding the State would be severely dealt with. “We should have no tolerance for any of these activities, whether it is corruption, fraud, dishonesty Roland Routh Windhoek Mariental resident David Kid, 49, was yesterday sentenced to an effective 32 years in prison for the murder of his teenage stepdaughter in 2013. Appearing in the Windhoek High Court before Acting Judge or fiddling with the system or whatever, no tolerance,” said a clearly disappointed Schlettwein. He was addressing the finance ministry staff at the National Theatre of Namibia during their first general staff meeting of the year, when he spoke of having noticed “some rotten apples in the basket”. “We have dishonesty, corruption and floating the system has become evident. We have seen these prosecutions that are happening. It is very, very disappointing to Boas Usiku, Kido was convicted of raping and then murdering Izelda Kock, 18, his teenage stepdaughter, during the period September 18 to 20, 2013, while they were alone at his house on farm Jakkalsfontein in the Mariental District. He was sentenced to 30 years on the murder conviction, of see this happening in an institution that has as its core values integrity, honesty and loyalty,” Schlettwein said. He was of course referring to the case of three men – two Chinese and one Namibian – implicated in the massive ongoing N.5 billion fraud and tax evasion case. The men, who were arrested following an investigation into the outflow of foreign currency from Namibia, instigated by the Bank of Namibia last year, CALLE on page 2 Jailed… David Kido Photo: Roland Routh 32 years for killing stepdaughter which three years are suspended for five years on the usual conditions, 12 years for the rape conviction, five years for defeating or obstructing the course of justice and one year each for two convictions of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm (GBH). KILLING on page 2 Kavehungua Uakurama Firefighter Making her mark in a high-risk and physically demanding environment. Meet Kavehungua Uakurama, a female firefighter employed at the City of Windhoek, who is making big strides in a world dominated by men. Read her story in today’s Youth Corner. New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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