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ol. 22 No. 149 Windhoek, Namibia Tuesday, March 7 2017 Inside Today CEO, councillors split Grootfontein residents Tension is mounting in Grootfontein following the recent attempted land grab at Luiperdheuwel location, which sparked friction in the community with some calling for the resignation of Grootfontein chief executive officer Charles Kariko and several councillors. Page 3 Boxing Control Board at it again It never rains but only pours for the country’s presiding boxing umbrella body, the troubled Namibia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (NPBWCB). Page 24 Kavango East unshaken by boycott threats John Muyamba Rundu Kavango East Governor Samuel Mbambo says the reported attempts to discourage residents of the region from attending the main event of the Independence Day celebrations at Rundu are bound to fail, because the locals are over the moon about the event. “I read about it (the planned boycott) the day it was published and I informed the President that that’s not how the region feels,” he told New Era yesterday. “It’s just some few people,who are not having the development concern of the country [at heart], but we as the entire region welcome the idea to host the Independence Ex-soldiers told to abide by city by-laws Photo: Selma Ikela Hard times… Former South West Africa Territorial (SWATF), Koevoet soldiers and their spouses listen on during a meeting between them, Windhoek Municipality and the City Police on Friday. Day celebrations this month,” Mbambo said. Kavango West Regional Governor Sirkka Ausiku also said yesterday that hordes of people in her region are expected to flock to Rundu to join the celebrations, which would see President Hage Geingob addressing the nation from that town. Selma Ikela Windhoek N$ 360 MILLION+ invested in training and skills development programmes to date KAVANGO on page 2 The City of Windhoek and City Police held a meeting with the former Koevoet and South West Africa Territorial (SWATF) soldiers camping at the residence of late OvaHerero Chief Kauaima Riruako on how they should conduct themselves within the boundaries of the city, noting that the ex-soldiers must comply with the city’s by-laws or face penalties. Nendongo Nathaniel from the City Police’s crime prevention unit advised the formers soldiers and their spouses not to occupy land illegally, noting that some former soldiers have relocated to a nearby riverbed, where they now live. Double murderer to appeal conviction Maria Amakali Windhoek “Those who feel that the region is left out, or poor and want to boycott the celebrations could join us and when we’re done with the interventions then they can say we have tried and failed and the government did not support us… not just stand there doing nothing. – Kavango East Governor Samuel Mbambo A Windhoek businessman who was found guilty of killing his girlfriend and her mother in June 2009 at Farm Okatuo in the Okahandja District, vowed to appeal his conviction in the Supreme Court, as he continues to deny ever committing such atrocities. Julius Dausab, 40, was arrested on his way from Ovitoto to Otjiwarongo in connection with the murder of the mother of his two children and his mother in-law. He was charged with two counts of murder and was further found guilty of being in possession of an unregistered firearm and also illegal possession of ammunition. Dausab, who pleaded not guilty on all charges brought against him, still maintains that he did not shoot and kill his girlfriend, Paulina Kenamuni, 28, or her mother Elfrieda Kenamuni, 44 on that fateful night. “I lost two people who were close to me. Now my children are orphans and they are left without a guardian,” he said. SOLDIERS on page 2 APPEAL on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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