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Tells it All - Namibian Sun

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  • 09/22/19--15:00: Tough hill to climb
  • Tough hill to climbTough hill to climbWarriors lose Chan qualifier first leg The Brave Warriors have learned the hard way that Madagascar are not to be taken lightly. Madagascar beat Namibia 1-0 yesterday in the first leg of a 2020 African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifier at the Stade Municipal de Mahamasina in Antananarivo.

    Barea scored in the dying minutes of the second half to snatch victory and set up a tantalising second leg in Windhoek.

    Warriors' captain Dynamo Fredericks promised before the match they will give their opponents a good run for their money and would attack from the outset.

    He was also wary of Madagascar's capabilities, given that they performed exceptionally well at Afcon 2019 in Egypt, where they reached the last-16.

    The Warriors will now need to regroup and see if they can turn around the tie, when they meet Madagascar again on 19 October at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

    The Chan competition is a biennial football tournament organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and exclusively features players who ply their trade within the borders of their countries.

    Unlike the African Cup of Nations, the competing national teams must be composed of players playing in their domestic leagues.

    Morocco are the defending champions of the Chan competition.

    The aggregate winner of the Namibia/Madagascar tie will qualify for the 2020 Chan finals to be held in Cameroon.

    The Brave Warriors moved up one position in Fifa world rankings released on Thursday.

    They were previously ranked 121st in the world, are now in 120th place, while they at number 30 on the continent.

    The top-rated nation in Africa are Senegal, followed by Tunisia, Nigeria, Algeria and Morocco. Belgium are the top-ranked country globally, followed by France, Brazil, England and Portugal.

    LIMBA MUPETAMI

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    Hamukwaya lauds successful NPC national champsHamukwaya lauds successful NPC national champs Namibia Paralympic Committee (NPC) secretary-general Michael Hamukwaya has expressed happiness with the talent showcased at the NPC national championships held at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek on Saturday.

    Hamukwaya said the NPC could now build on the event's success.

    “We had a number of young athletes coming from the regions and registering world-standard times. I believe having top athletes in the country that compete in the T11, 12 and 13 events is a motivation for all these upcoming athletes,” he said.

    Hamukwaya added when young athletes are running world-class times, it shows that the future of athletics is bright.

    “One of the things that we need to work on is field events, because only athletes that are in the Khomas Region dominate these events. As a federation, we want to start working hard on field events and help those in the regions improve.

    “The national championships this year saw well-prepared teams and athletes doing well in their respective events and all those athletes who reached these international standards will possibly be included in the Africa Games team that will travel to Morocco in January,” he said.

    Hamukwaya said if it was not for financial constraints, the NPC would take a bigger team, which he believes will guarantee them more medals like all the other nations, who take bigger teams and win more.

    Nampa

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    Nadal withdraws from Laver CupNadal withdraws from Laver Cup US Open champion Rafael Nadal has been forced to withdraw from the Laver Cup with a hand injury, the player revealed yesterday.

    Dominic Thiem competed for Europe against World Team ace Nick Kyrgios in the singles match, while Stefanos Tsitsipas played alongside Swiss maestro Roger Federer in the doubles yesterday.

    Nadal said his hand was swollen and that he was pulling out of the tournament with deep regret.

    “I've had an amazing time playing here at the Laver Cup and I'm so disappointed I'm not able to play again today, but I have some inflammation in my hand and I need to rest,” said the Mallorcan.

    “The atmosphere has been amazing here in Geneva and of course I'm going to be there for all my teammates and do everything I can to support them and help Team Europe win the Laver Cup,” he said. He remained with the team for yesterday's finale.

    This year was the first time the tournament has been played since being added to the ATP Tour.

    Europe won the 2018 edition 13-8 in Chicago.

    NAMPA/AFP

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  • 09/22/19--15:00: SA demolish Seychelles
  • SA demolish SeychellesSA demolish Seychelles28-0 win in Cosafa under-17 mismatch South Africa trounced Seychelles in the Cosafa u-17 women's championship. Oyisa Marhasi scored a first-half double hat-trick and substitute Tiffany Kortjie repeated the feat in the second half, as South Africa's recorded an incredible 28-0 win over Seychelles in their Cosafa women's under-17 championship in Port Louis, Mauritius on Saturday.

    South Africa's one-sided victory significantly betters the record 17-0 scoreline that the country's senior women's side set just over a month ago, when they defeated Comoros at the Cosafa women's championship in Port Elizabeth.

    Captain Jessica Wade, Nabeelah Galant and Sonika Mzingeli scored hat-tricks as 11 players got their names on the scoresheet.

    South Africa romped to a 15-0 lead at halftime, with coach Simphiwe Dludlu's new-look line-up showing little mercy to their rookie opponents.

    Marhasi and Kortjie are now joint top goal-scorers at the tournament.

    South Africa's victory came after Yaone Modise and Christinah Monyatsi both scored twice to lead Botswana to a one-sided 6-0 drubbing of Madagascar in the opening Group B outing.

    It took almost 20 minutes before Botswana broke the deadlock against Madagascar in the opening game on a cloudy day in Mauritius, as defender Serati Modisenyane showed the way.

    Modise then grabbed the second with an impressive shot from outside the penalty area to ensure a 2-0 lead for Botswana.

    Monyatsi made it 3-0 after 58 minutes and Modise notched her second goal with about 11 minutes left on the clock.

    Substitute Bofelo Rantsho added her name to the scoresheet with just two minutes remaining, but the final act of the game fell to Monyatsi, who scored to ensure resounding 'six of the best' win.

    Hosts Mauritius headlined the action at the St Francois Xavier Stadium on Sunday.

    Mauritius started the tournament with an impressive 5-1 win over fellow Indian Ocean islanders Comoros, were likely face much stiffer opposition from guest competitors Uganda.

    Uganda drew 1-1 with Zambia in their opening game on Friday, making yesterday's encounter key for both sides, if they are to advance to the semi-finals.

    The earlier game yesterday in Group A saw Comoros tackle Zambia at the same venue.

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  • 09/22/19--15:00: Namibia crush USA
  • Namibia crush USANamibia crush USAKotze ton, Groenewald's five wickets deliver first points The Namibians delivered some truly exceptional performances against the USA. Namibia beat the United States of America (USA) by 139 runs via the Duckworth–Lewis–Stern (DLS) method in a rain-affected match, after a classy century by Jean Pierre Kotze and a five-wicket haul by Zhivago Groenewald on Friday.

    Kotze's 136 off 109 balls - the first one-day international century for Namibia - lifted his side to 287/8 in 49 overs, which is the new highest total in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League Two.

    It was a difficult chase for the USA, who were bowled out for 142, in Match 10 of the league at Lauderhill.

    The USA won the toss and elected to field. Unfortunately, heavy rain soon delayed play, resulting in the loss of an over.

    Jessy Singh bowled Karl Birkenstock in the second over for a duck, but the USA were then denied more early wickets.

    Kotze, the number three batsman, settled in and become a nightmare for the bowlers.

    Even though the showers stayed away for the rest of the innings, Kotze made sure it rained boundaries.

    He became the first ODI centurion for Namibia, as well as in the competition. Kotze's knock included 11 fours and eight sixes.

    Namibia made 80 runs in the Powerplay. The USA's breakthrough came in the 28th over, when Jessy dismissed Kotze and captain Gerhard Erasmus in the same over.

    USA skipper Saurabh Netravalkar took a stunning catch to dismiss his Namibian counterpart.

    But just as USA clawed their way back, Jan Frylinck (60) boosted the total.

    The USA were set a target of 282 in 47 overs. They lost wickets at regular intervals. In the third over, Xavier Marshall fell to Jan Frylinck, with Groenewald taking a stunning catch. Jaskaran Malhotra and Steven Taylor's budding partnership was halted in the ninth over, and in the next, Monank Patel was dismissed for a duck. His middle stump was uprooted by Helao Ya France.

    Aaron Jones (44) tried to dig in, but Groenewald ran through the rest of their line-up. The USA were bowled out in 37 overs.

    The result put the USA second on the table, behind Scotland on net run-rate. Namibia, with one win, is fourth, while Papua New Guinea, the other team in the tri-series in this round, are still without a victory.

    Player of the match Kotze said: “I started off when I got a free hit, which went away for a six. In our batting plans, we talked about batting positively, after we batted badly against USA in the first match.

    “So we just went upwards, and it was one of those days where it just clicked for me.

    “I got one or two away and that kept the momentum going and it was a good feeling. When Stephen and I were batting, I kept saying I will keep on going; I will keep on playing my shots.

    “It was nice to be out there and hit the ball as cleanly as I did today. I'm very glad to be the first centurion in League 2, and I do not plan it being my last. This is our first win, and we hope we can build on our momentum against Papua New Guinea.”

    Namibia were scheduled to play Papua New Guinea yesterday.

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    Workers fight for supervisorsWorkers fight for supervisorsEmbwinda Fishing employees on warpath In a petition, the workers demanded that Embwinda Fishing reinstates the 21 factory supervisors as soon as possible. Embwinda Fishing employees are on the warpath over the alleged unfair dismissal of 21 factory supervisors on 30 August.

    They held a peaceful demonstration at the Walvis Bay factory this past Thursday and handed over a petition to the company's management.

    Shop steward Julius Taapopi Hambo said the workers are unhappy with the manner in which the company is treating them.

    “The company unfairly dismissed 21 supervisors on 30 August. These supervisors were accused… of not working on 18 August 2019, while there was no work for the factory workers,” Hambo said.

    One of the dismissed supervisors, Victoria Ruben, explained they arrived at work on 18 August in casual clothes and were not wearing their protective gear.

    “We were told to report at 08:00 and thought we might be receiving training, as this is not the time we usually start. On this day, we were told to start working. We questioned this decision, because we were not wearing any protective gear.

    “We were dismissed when we raised this concern and carried on working, despite the clothing we were wearing. Usually we are dressed to protect ourselves from the cold of the factory. Due to the regular clothes we were wearing, some of the ladies even got infections from the cold,” Ruben said.

    She explained that on 30 August, after completing nine hours of work, they received a letter saying they were dismissed, based on the incident that happened earlier in the month. “Why let us work the entire day, only to dismiss us? That's unfair!”

    In the petition, the workers demanded that Embwinda Fishing reinstates the supervisors as soon as possible.

    “It is the company's responsibility to provide safe working conditions for their employees. Aside from this, the management is also making use of forced labour practices. There are only a few workers in the factory, and we have to do the jobs of three people. When we complain we are accused of refusing to work,” the petition said.

    “Embwinda does not create decent jobs. Workers on night shift are sometimes paid as little as N$1 000. The company is giving the impression that they have 1 200 employees, while in reality there are only a few workers. Many employees are recruited on a casual basis.

    “Some of these workers have been working here for ten years, but are still employed as casuals. We demand that the company gives these workers permanent contracts.”

    They also claimed that managing director Jose Reyero does not listen to Namibian workers when they have a problem, but always listens to the Spanish workers.

    “It is high time that the shareholders investigate what is really happening at Embwinda Fishing. We are demanding that management negotiate in good faith with the union to resolve these issues, including wage negotiations, which have not yet been resolved.”

    Reyero received the petition on behalf of Embwinda Fishing, but did not wish to comment.





    Leandrea Louw

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    No objections to provisional voters' rollNo objections to provisional voters' roll The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) says preparations for the November general election are well on course and that no objections have been recorded during the inspection period for the provisional voters' roll.

    The inspection period was from 2 to 6 September.

    According to ECN chief electoral officer Theo Mujoro the provisional roll or register was displayed at 280 designated venues countrywide and at Namibia's foreign missions abroad.

    He said this provided registered political parties, political organisations and registered voters the opportunity to inspect and object to any name on the provisional roll.

    “The ECN is currently busy with the execution of the automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) to remove duplicate entries, as well as conducting manual adjudications and the removal of deceased persons from the register,” Mujoro said. This process is necessary in order to ensure the publication of a credible voters' register.

    A notice announcing the availability of the final voters' register will be published in the Government Gazette on 6 November.

    Mujoro said the period for the submission of candidates for the National Assembly and presidential elections is from 1 to 18 October.

    In terms of the Electoral Act, a proclamation will be published by the head of state in the Government Gazette on 30 September, announcing the nomination period.

    The date for the nomination of independent candidates is 16 October.

    On 18 October the commission will receive the political party candidates for head of state and the National Assembly. On 13 November, voting will take place at Namibia's foreign missions. Sea-going personnel will also vote on this date. Members of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF), who will be performing electoral duties on election day (27 November), will also cast their votes on 13 November.

    “The ECN is currently busy with other logistical preparations in a number of areas, including the selection and recruitment of additional polling officials, the identification and confirmation of polling venues, the establishment of constituency collation centres, reviewing and preparing logistics for the training programmes of polling officials, working out transport logistics and preparing equipment and materials to be used during the forthcoming elections,” Mujoro added.

    ELLANIE SMIT

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    Lukaku helps keep perfect Inter top with derby triumphLukaku helps keep perfect Inter top with derby triumph Romelu Lukaku fired Inter Milan back top of Serie A with the second goal of a 2-0 derby win that extended their perfect start to the season at the expense of city rivals AC Milan.

    Belgium striker Lukaku and Marcelo Brozovic's second half strikes gave Inter their fourth win in as many games, putting them two points ahead of Juventus after the champions' came back from a goal down beat Verona 2-1 thanks to Aaron Ramsey's first Serie A goal and a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty.

    Antonio Conte's Inter were looking for a boost after their dismal 1-1 draw in their Champions League draw against Czech outsiders Slavia Prague.

    And they hit back in a fiery Milan derby with Belgian striker Lukaku heading in his third goal in four games with 12 minutes remaining after Brozovic's 49th-minute opener.

    “At 26 years old, I needed and wanted a coach like this, one who motivates me every day,” said Lukaku of Conte.

    Milan could thank Gianluigi Donnarumma for keeping the match goalless in the first half after he denied Lautaro Martinez, Lukaku and Danilo D'Ambrosio.

    Juventus had trailed in Turin to Miguel Veloso's goal before Wales midfielder Ramsey pulled the champions level in the 31st minute, with Ronaldo's spot-kick ensuring the win for the hosts just after the break.

    It got Maurizio Sarri's side back to winning ways after last weekend's Serie A stalemate at Fiorentina and a 2-2 Champions League draw at Atletico Madrid midweek.

    Italian goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon returned to the Juventus goal after spending a season in Paris Saint-Germain to match Paolo Maldini's Italian record of 902 club matches.

    Buffon's appearances have been spread across three clubs - Parma, Juventus and PSG - with Maldini having spent his entire career with Serie A rivals Milan.

    But the 41-year-old could not keep a clean sheet and was beaten by Veloso after 21 minutes.

    Amid confusion in front of the Juve goal after Simone Di Carmine missed a Verona penalty, and Darko Lazovic's rebound rattled the bar, Veloso pounced to rifle a long range strike past Buffon.

    But Ramsey got the champions back on level terms 10 minutes later on his full debut, with a deflected effort past Verona goalkeeper Marco Silvestri.

    Ronaldo put Juventus ahead from the spot with just his second goal this season three minutes after the restart, having missed two chances before the break. Juve held on thanks to Buffon, who denied Mattia Zaccagni and Lazovic in front of goal after 89 minutes, while Veloso was denied a brace by the post.

    NAMPA/AFP

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    Guardiola salutes 'ruthless' CityGuardiola salutes 'ruthless' CityHails 'extraordinary' attack in 8-0 thrashing of Watford Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was delighted with his side's ruthlessness in front of goal. Pep Guardiola saluted Manchester City's “ruthless” streak after they romped to a club record 8-0 Premier League demolition of hapless Watford on Saturday.

    Guardiola was delighted that his team did not ease off after storming into a 5-0 lead in just 18 minutes at the Etihad Stadium.

    It continued City's impressive response following their shock 3-2 defeat at Norwich last weekend.

    This memorable victory came three days after a 3-0 midweek Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk.

    “What I like the most is normally when it's 5-0 at half time the second half is not serious, it's boring but we did the opposite and we were more aggressive and made a very good second half,” Guardiola said.

    “We were ruthless in terms of five shots, five goals. Sometimes we shoot 25 times or 15 or 20 and you cannot do it.

    “People still don't understand, journalists, pundits, former players, losing games is part of life. Opponents always deserve respect.

    “The same feeling I have now I had after Norwich so it was not a bad performance. We can lose the games but the important thing is the approach and the way you react as a team.”

    Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores apologised to Hornets fans after his team collapsed to the heaviest league defeat in the club's history.

    They were 1-0 down after just 53 seconds, five down after 18 minutes and ended up lucky it was 'only' eight against a City side who looked as if they would score every time they attacked.

    Bernardo Silva scored his first City hat-trick and the other goals came from David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Riyad Mahrez, Nicolas Otamendi and man-of-the-match Kevin De Bruyne.

    Sanchez Flores, who was in charge of only his second game since his re-appointment as Hornets boss, said: “First of all, I would like to say sorry to the fans. We made a lot of mistakes. The result is very difficult but it is the consequence of mistakes in different ways.

    “All the goals we conceded came from different things. And it is very difficult to play like this against Manchester City.”

    Watford have now lost 12 consecutive games against City and conceded an embarrassing 46 goals.

    Asked if his players have a mental block about facing Guardiola's side, Sanchez Flores said: I don't know what the mentality and psychology of the players is. But it's true we have regularly conceded a lot of goals against City.”

    The only disappointment for City was that they failed to equal the Premier League record win of 9-0 by Manchester United against Ipswich back in 1995.

    Aguero missed several chances to ensure City set a new best score but he claimed the consolation of a personal record - his early penalty means he is the first player in the Premier League era to score in each of the first six games of a campaign.

    Given the recent history of this fixture, it was no real surprise that City won - or by a sizeable margin.

    After all, they had beaten the Hornets on the last 11 occasions they had met them in all competitions, including last season's one-sided FA Cup final at Wembley when City ran out 6-0 winners.

    But what was a surprise was the way the Watford collapsed so quickly and meekly.

    It was the fastest time for a team to go 5-0 up in Premier League history.

    “It is weird, it is not normal,” Guardiola said. “Five shots, five goals.

    “In the same time we gave them two chances to score two goals that we were lucky in this time it didn't happen when in the past it sometimes happened.

    “But the quality of the players up front made the difference, so the quality that we have is a joy to watch.”

    NAMPA/AFP

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    Ofamili tayi mono iihuna kondjalaOfamili tayi mono iihuna kondjalaOfamili oyiikolelela owala mokumona iiyemo okuza melanditho lyomauni Kakele kompumbwe yiikulya niipumbiwa yilwe ofamili yomukunda Ngaramateya oya popi kutya inayi mona natango uuwanawa okupitila moprograma yepangelo yoondya dhoshikukuta. KENYA KAMBOWE





    Johanna Ndumba (79), ngoka hazi pamwe naatekulu ye oshowo aatekululwa momukunda Ngaramateya moshikandjohogololo shaRundu Urban ota kongo ekwatho molwaashoka kaye na oonzo dhiiyemo.

    Oshikukuta shoka sha taalela oshilongo osha etitha koongolo ofamili ndjoka, yaantu yahetatu na otaya hupu nuudhigu.

    Ohaya lala pevi na inaya teya omahangu nuumvo okuza mepya lyawo omolwa omuloka gwankundipala ngoka gwa dhidhilikwa nuumvo.

    Omolwa ompumbwe ndjoka ya taalela, aanona mboka aashona ihaya yi koskola na kaye na omizalo dhoskola.

    Ndumba, ngoka ta lumbu nuulema womeho okwiikolelela meyambidhidho lyaatekulu ye uuna e na mpoka a hala okuya.

    Omutekulu gwe Sarafina Mukuve (19), ngoka a thigi po oskola sho a ningi etegelelo oku na okanona kokamati koomvula mbali ngashiingeyi.

    Mukuve okwa popi kutya uupyakadhi uunene mboka ya taalela ompumbwe yoondya, sho oompungulilo dhawo dhiilya dha pwa ngaashingeyi.

    Sho kape na ngoka e na iilonga maandjawo, ofamili oyiikolelela owala mokumona iiyemo okuza melanditho lyomauni.

    Ohaya landithile Omauni ngoka pooha dhondjila yaRundu-Divundu na melanditho moka omo hamu ya zile iimaliwa yokulanda uusila.

    Omauni ohaga landithwa koshimaliwa shooN$1 nenge N$2 shiikwatelela kutya oge thike peni.

    “Uupyakadhi uunene mboka twa taalela ondjala, molwaashoka katu na shoka tatu li. Otatu mono iihuna ngaashi wu wete kutya mepya lyetu inamu za sha nuumvo,” Mukuve a popi.

    Ofamili ndjoka ohayi li owala lumwe mesiku, mboka haya yi koskola ohaya ningi elago okupitila moprograma yegandjo lyoondya mooskola.

    Mukuve okwa popi kutya Ndumba iha mono openzela yaakokele ndjoka hayi gandjwa kepangelo, molwaashoka ke na omikanda dhuukwashigwana.

    Ndumba oku na owala okakalata kongeleka keshasho komomvula yo 1983, hoka ka holola kutya okwa valwa momasiku 12 gaAguste momvula yo1940.

    Pahapu dhaNdumba okwa kambadhala okutalela po ombelewa yiikwameni moRundu ihe okwa ndopa okumona okamutse koshilongo.

    Hugunina okwa talelepo ombelewa ndjoka omvula ya piti, na oya uvaneke okukala tayi tseyithile ofamili ndjoka kombinga yeindilo lye ihe shoka inashi ningwa.

    Ndumba okwa popi kutya ngele okwa mono ekwatho ndyoka lyopenzela okuza kepangelo otaka longitha iimaliwa mbyoka mokuyambidhidha aatekulu ye unene mboka oyo ya pumbwa ekwatho. Namibian Sun oya kala nokulopota oofamili ndhoka tadhi mono iihuna naakokele ihaya mono openzela molwaashoka kaye na uuthemba woshilongo. Oofamili odhiikolelela unene keyambidhidho ndyoka lyepangelo unene sho kun oshikukuta.

    Aanona yaNdumba oya ka konga oompito dhiilonga komahala ngaashi Ovenduka, na gumwe gwomuunona we oha talelepo pegumbo omathimbo gamwe nokuyambidhidha mpoka ta vulu.

    Kakele kompumbwe yoondya, ofamili ndjoka oya popi kutya inayi mona natango ekwatho lyoondya okuza kepangelo, nonando yamwe yomomudhingoloko gwawo oya mona oondya okuza kepangelo. Oonkambadhala okumona kansela gwoshikandjohogololo shoka, Michael Sikongo odha hulile muunyengwi.

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    Ewalanda lyokwiikalekela aapangwa mOshakatiEwalanda lyokwiikalekela aapangwa mOshakati ILENI NANDJATO

    Etungo lyewalanda lyokwiikalekela aapangwa oli li metifa moshipangelo shaShakati, sha landula etukuko lyomukithi gwoCrimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) moonoli yoshilongo nuumvo.

    Omukomeho guunamiti moshipangelo shoka, Dr Korbinian Vizcaya Amutenya okwa popi kutya oolopota dhomikithi dhomukwawu odha e ta embandapalo moshigwana, naantu ngashiingeyi otaya ikaleke kokule noshipangelo.

    Amutenya okwa popi kutya uuministeli owiikalekela iimaliwa yokutunga ewalanda ndyoka opo ku kwashilipaleke kutya oshipangelo osha ninga ehala lya gamenwa kaapangwa.

    Okwa tseyitha woo kutya etungo lyoshitandelo shokupulumuthila olya manithwa nomatando gokupulumutha itaga kala we taga ningilwa moshitandelo oshinene.

    Ewalanda lyokwiikalekela aapangwa otali ka longithwa mokwiikalekela apangwa mboka ye na omauvu haga taandele.

    Ewalanda ndyoka otali tungwa konima yoshipangelo ngaashi pamagwedhelepo gEhangano lyUundjolowele mUuyuni ano World Health Organisation (WHO).

    Mewalanda moka otamu ka tulwa miilonga omilandu dhontumba opo ku yandwe etaandelo lyomikithi. Omawalanda ngoka ohaga tungwa kokule noshipangelo oshinene na ohaga kala ge na aaniilonga yiitulamo. Miipangelo yimwe nokuli omawalanda ngoka ohaga kala momatungo giikalekelwa.





    Amutenya okwa gwedha po kutya oshitandelo shokupulumuthila shoka sha kala itashi longo uule wethimbo ngashiingeyi otashi longo.

    Uuministeli wa wapaleke nokugwedhela oshitopolwa shewalanda lyokupulumuthila mwakwatelwa oshitandelo oshipe kongushu yoshimaliwa shoomiliyona 3.

    Amutenya okwa popi kutya uuna aakiintu taya pulumutha na oya pumbwa oshitandelo, ihaya falwa we koshitandelo oshinene shoka hashi kala shuudha noonkondo na oshi li kokule kashona, naaniilonga yiikalekelwa otaya ka kwathela mokushunitha pevi omaupyakadhi haga holoka kaakiintu uuna taya pulumutha pamwe nuunona wawo.

    Okwa popi kutya endiki epe otali ka pulaleka onkalo yiilonga koshitandelo oshinene oshowo ethimbo lyokutegelela kaapangwa mboka ya pumbwa omatando gomeendelelo.

    Kehe esiku aakiintu ye li po 27 oshowo 30 ohaya pulumuthile moshipangelo moka.

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  • 09/22/19--15:00: N$6m for drought relief
  • N$6m for drought reliefN$6m for drought relief The Meat Board of Namibia has donated N$6 million towards drought relief efforts in the country.

    The money will be used to assist with the marketing of at least 45 000 livestock.

    Meat Board chairperson Patricia Gurubes said the donation to the national disaster risk fund was approved at a recent board meeting.

    It is aimed at relieving some of the impact of the drought on livestock producers.

    Gurubes said the donation would be used to market about 7 500 cattle (N$400 each) and 37 500 small stock (N$80 each).

    Agriculture minister Alpheus !Naruseb sanctioned the donation, in accordance with the Meat Board's mandate as provided for in the Meat Industry Act of 1981.

    Their mandate is the promotion of the interests of the local meat industry both inside and outside Namibia.

    The funds will thus be used for the payment of livestock marketing incentives, which is one of the drought mitigating measures approved by cabinet, Gurubes said.

    She added that the role and function of the Meat Board is to promote a conducive environment for sustainable production, market growth and the diversification of livestock, meat and meat products.

    In line with this mandate, the Meat Board recently assisted the Directorate of Veterinary Services financially to maintain export markets and draft protocols for the movement of beef from north of the veterinary cordon fence (VCF) to the south of the country.

    She said this is an important step in terms of developing the local market for beef produced from north of the VCF.

    The Meat Board also assists with repairing the VCF and the Namibia/Botswana border fence.

    It also assisting the agriculture ministry with the recommissioning of the Katima Mulilo export abattoir.

    The Meat Board also extended its appreciation to cabinet for suspending the sheep marketing scheme for one year and for “embracing, together with the industry, the opportunity provided” to come forward with solutions to maximally add value to the industry.

    Roads Authority (RA) contractors also donated a total of N$665 000 towards drought relief efforts last week.

    President Hage Geingob declared a drought state of emergency in May.

    Geingob requested all government offices, ministries and agencies to render assistance to address the plight of the affected farmers.



    ELLANIE SMIT

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  • 09/22/19--15:00: On their knees
  • On their kneesOn their kneesFamily starves as drought takes its toll Apart from a lack of food and other basic necessities, the family said they have not yet benefitted from government's drought relief programme. Johanna Ndumba (79), who lives with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren at Ngaramateya village in the Rundu Urban constituency is pleading for support, as they have no source of income.

    The ongoing drought has brought the family of eight to their knees and they are finding it hard to survive.

    They sleep on the bare floor and no mahangu was harvested this season, due to the poor rainfall.

    Due to a lack basic necessities, the younger members of the family are not attending school and have no school uniforms.

    Ndumba, who is visually-impaired, relies on the assistance of her grandchildren when she has to move around.

    Her granddaughter Sarafina Mukuve (19), who dropped out of school after she fell pregnant, is now the proud mother of a two-year-old boy.

    Mukuve said their worst challenge is a lack of food, as their mahangu reserves have been depleted.

    With no one employed in the household, the family relies on the income they make from selling Mauni, known as monkey oranges.

    They sell along the Rundu-Divundu main road and the meagre earnings are used to buy maize meal and other basic necessities.

    Mauni sell for N$1 or N$2 each, depending on the size.

    “Our biggest challenge is hunger, because we do not have food to eat.

    We are suffering here and as you can see our mahangu field did not yield any harvest,” Mukuve said.

    The family eat one meal a day. Those who attend school, however, do benefit from government's school feeding programme.

    Mukuve revealed that Ndumba is not a pension grant beneficiary

    This is because her grandmother does not have an identity document (ID).

    Ndumba's only identification is her 1983 Full Gospel Church of Namibia baptism card, which indicates she was born on 12 August 1940.

    According to Ndumba, she has visited the Rundu home affairs office on several occasions, but failed to acquire an ID.

    Her last visit to home affairs was last year and they promised to inform her family about the ID's progress, which has not happened yet.

    Ndumba said if she secures a monthly pension grant, she will use the money to uplift the lives of her family, more especially her grandchildren, who are in desperate need of assistance.

    “If I was a beneficiary of a pension grant, I would ensure that I buy enough maize meal, so that my grandchildren can eat. I want to buy school uniforms for them and clothes to wear,” Ndumba said.

    Namibian Sun has repeatedly reported on struggling families in which pensioners do not have IDs, which deprives them of a monthly pension grant.

    Other families depend heavily on this grant, especially during the current drought.

    Namibian Sun understands that Ndumba's children have travelled to places such as Windhoek in search of job opportunities.

    “One of my son's normally comes back home and assists us, but that happens once or twice in a year,” Ndumba said.

    Apart from a lack of food and other basic necessities, the family said they have not yet benefitted from government's drought relief programme, while some other households in the community have received food parcels.

    Attempts to get comment from Rundu Rural constituency councillor Michael Sikongo proved futile.

    KENYA KAMBOWE

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  • 09/22/19--15:00: Isolation ward for Oshakati
  • Isolation ward for OshakatiIsolation ward for Oshakati The construction of an isolation or quarantine ward is currently underway at the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital, following a highly contagious Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) outbreak in the north earlier this year.

    The hospital's medical superintendent Dr Korbinian Vizcaya Amutenya said reports of contagious diseases have sparked fear among the public and they are staying away from hospitals.

    Amutenya said the health ministry has made money available for the construction of the isolation unit, to ensure that the hospital is a safe place for patients.

    He also announced that the construction of an obstetric theatre has been completed and that maternity-related cases will no longer be taken to the main theatre, as they will be attended to in the maternity ward.

    A quarantine or isolation ward is used to isolate patients suffering from infectious diseases.

    “The construction of an isolation unit is at an advanced stage. The situation of members of the public fearing to go to the hospital because of patients with infectious diseases are being treated will be something of the past. We will have an isolation unit where all patients with diseases of a serious nature will be accommodated,” Amutenya said.

    Isolation wards accommodate patients with contagious diseases, although more precautions are generally taken when it comes to diseases with a higher mortality rate.

    The isolation ward is under construction at the back of the hospital, as per a World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendation.

    In an isolation unit, several measures are implemented in order to reduce the spread of infections.

    These units are generally situated away from the main hospital and have dedicated staff.

    In some hospitals, the isolation unit is placed in a separate building.

    Ventilation is important to reduce the transmission of airborne spores and severely affected patients are placed in separate rooms.

    Amutenya added that the hospital's maternity theatre which had not been operating for some time is now operational.

    The health ministry renovated and expanded the hospital's maternity section, which includes a new theatre, at a cost of N$3 million.

    Amutenya said when women go into labour they are no longer taken to the hospital's main theatre, which is usually fully booked.

    He said the dedicated obstetric theatre will help reduce complications when it comes to mothers and their babies.

    “There was a need for a theatre at the maternity ward. We decided that the ward should be renovated so that we could create space for a theatre. All maternity-related cases are no longer taken to the main theatre, but will be attended to in the maternity ward.

    “This will also reduce complications that could otherwise occur while taking the patient to the main theatre, which is a bit far,” Amutenya said.

    He added that the new facilities will reduce the workload at the main theatre, as well as the waiting period for patients needing surgery.

    Every day between 27 and 30 women go into labour at the hospital.

    ILENI NANDJATO

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    What govt gives it first takes awayWhat govt gives it first takes away Citizens need government to deliver public services. Government needs revenue to pay for the said services, and although citizens’ income taxes are not the only source of revenue for the government, it is a very important one.

    Governments that have been properly elected into power are deemed legitimate, and therefore have the right to legally extract resources from their citizenry.

    Refusing to pay legal taxes has been a common act of protest by citizens against governments that are deemed illegitimate.

    Graph 1 shows that 77% of Namibians supported the notion that the tax authorities have the right to impose taxes. This is significantly higher than the 60% that felt this way in 2002. The segment who felt the opposite remained fairly consistent, at approximately 17%.

    The government is seen as legitimate in its endeavours to raise public revenues by means of personal taxes. Graph 2 shows, however, that Namibians are less convinced that ‘all is equal’ in paying taxes. Most Namibians feel that rich people have much greater potential for getting away with evading taxes by paying bribes or using personal connections.

    Such negative perceptions, if not addressed, may in the long run effect the legitimacy of the system.

    * All survey data used is sourced from the Afrobarometer, a pan-African series of national public attitude surveys on democracy, governance and society. For more details please visit http://afrobarometer.org

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    Boks eye final despite All Blacks defeatBoks eye final despite All Blacks defeat Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus has vowed to scrap all the way to the Japan Rugby World Cup final, after his team suffered a nail-biting 23-13 loss to New Zealand in their tough Pool B opener.

    There was always going to be one big casualty in the headline pool match and it was the disciplined defending champions who deservedly came away with the win, outscoring the Boks two tries to one.

    “They won it; I don't think we lost it. Two tries to one, they deserved to win the game,” Erasmus said, who was left to rue a penalty count of nine to four in favour of the All Blacks “It's unbelievably well-disciplined by them. That battle we lost.

    “Discipline was our biggest downfall. I don't think we can really moan about anything, but just say well done to them.”

    Erasmus was in ebullient form, when asked whether his team could battle back in search of a third World Cup title, after previously winning in 1995 and 2007.

    “I think we can fight back,” he said. “If you're grouped with New Zealand in a pool, you've got a good chance of not going undefeated through your pool.

    “Then you have to fight back and get to the final for the first time not being unbeaten, so we have to go that route.”

    Erasmus, who has been credited with turning South Africa's fortunes around after a few disastrous years, and appointed their first black captain, backed the All Blacks as favourites for their third successive World Cup title.

    “For me New Zealand are definitely the favourites for the World Cup; they've always been and I've never had a doubt about that,” said the former director of rugby at Irish province Munster.

    “We're creeping a little bit closer in challenging them, but they will have different tactical challenges from northern hemisphere teams,” he said, naming England, Ireland and Wales as teams that would push New Zealand in ways the Boks had not. Erasmus added: “We have to give all credit to New Zealand, when we had territorial and scoreboard pressure, they showed experience, they're a world-class team. “It's a combination of them putting pressure on us and us not handling the pressure well. They were just good on the day. “They didn't ruffle our defence, but they scored from our mistakes. They know how to ramp up the pressure as soon as they get on the scoreboard.” Turning to South Africa's coming weeks in Japan, Erasmus said they were not counting any chickens.

    “Before we start mentioning quarter-finals, we have an important game against Italy along the way. I know we have Canada and Namibia, but in the last two years we've had slippery games against Italy,” he said.

    NAMPA/AFP

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    Namibia rattle error-ridden AzzuriNamibia rattle error-ridden AzzuriNamibia deliver brave performance Despite an exceptional display of rugby, Namibia lost 47-22 to Italy yesterday morning. LIMBA MUPETAMI

    In blustery wind and torrential rain, Namibia opened their Japan Rugby World Cup match with a brilliant try, after seizing an overthrown line-out to produce a flowing move down the right flank that was finished off acrobatically by scrumhalf Damian Stevens.

    Cliven Loubser converted the try, giving the Namibians and early 7-0 lead. However, this was short-lived as Italy made their presence felt in the 10th minute, with a Sergio Parisse-inspired pushover scrum resulting in a penalty try, as Namibia collapsed on their line. The score then stood at 7-7.

    The Italians squandered several chances in a nervy and mistake-ridden first half, but eventually took the lead in the 26th minute, as they tore apart the Namibian defence for flyhalf Tommaso Allan to touch down under the posts.

    Allan converted and Italy led 14-7. Tito Tebaldi found space down the left from just outside the 22. Allan converted and they went into the break leading 21-7.

    In the second half, Edoardo Padovani scored a try after a clever kick behind the Namibian defence, which was converted by Allan.

    Italy’s Carlo Canna scored and Italy were suddenly leading 35-7.

    To their credit, Namibia never gave up and scored a well-earned try that was worked from the base of a scrum, with winger JC Greyling finishing off the move.

    With 10 minutes left, Italy scored again from a set-piece through Jake Poledri (40-15).

    The Italians' seventh try came through replacement back Matteo Minozzi, but Namibia had the last laugh when Chad Plato capped a superb display by running the Italian defence for their third try. The match ended 47-22 in Italy’s favour.

    Namibia’s head coach Phil Davies said he was proud of his players. “It was an exciting match. We have to avoid costly errors and hold on to the ball more and kick more,” Davies said.

    Namibia’s captain Tjiuee Uanivi was also proud of his players, saying they put in a massive effort, even though there were too many turnovers.

    “In the next match we will try to keep the ball more.”

    Italy coach Conor O'Shea said his team were "disappointed" with their Rugby World Cup start, after they were forced to come from behind in an error-strewn win.

    "We'll have to move on from that pretty quickly. It wasn't very pretty. There's too many errors in it," said O'Shea.

    "It was difficult conditions at times in the second half, which doesn't excuse it. But we'll be disappointed with the way we played. That's not the true version of us," said the Irishman, after the bonus-point win.

    Namibia's defence coach Dale McIntosh had promised to treat the fans to an impromptu haka if the minnows pulled off a shock win, and it was the unfancied Namibians who started the brightest.

    Namibia will play South African next on 28 September. -Additional info by NAMPA/AFP

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  • 09/22/19--15:00: Ireland overpower Scotland
  • Ireland overpower ScotlandIreland overpower Scotland Ireland powered past Six Nations' rivals Scotland 27-3 yesterday to put themselves in the box seat to reach the quarter-finals at the Japan Rugby World Cup.

    Three pushover tries in the first half did the damage, before wing Andrew Conway grabbed a fourth after the break to secure a bonus-point win, with games to come against Japan, Russia and Samoa in Pool A.

    “We started really well - we were positive, we wanted to attack,” said Ireland captain Rory Best.

    “Obviously with the conditions in the second half it became a bit more of an arm-wrestle, but we know how good a team they are and we're delighted with that win.”

    With a sea of green-clad Ireland supporters dominating the stands at a packed but wet International Stadium Yokohama, Ireland were in no mood to be nice to their Six Nations' rivals.

    In a brutally physical game, in which the medics were rushed off their feet, Ireland bossed the breakdown and held a commanding 19-3 lead at halftime.

    As the rain's intensity increased in the second half, it was Ireland who relished the deteriorating weather most with a further eight points.

    Conor Murray was given a dream ride behind a rampant forward pack, directing traffic with aplomb, particularly with an on-target kicking game, and pre-match concerns about Ireland's injury-hit backline quickly evaporated.

    Scotland, meanwhile, did not help themselves with a weak defensive effort, while being unable to penetrate the green wall in front of them.

    The bonus-point win put Ireland level with hosts Japan in Pool A, and the two go head-to-head next weekend.

    James Ryan, Rory Best, Tadhg Furlong and Conway scored for Ireland, with Johnny Sexton and Murray landing a conversion each and Jack Carty kicking a penalty.

    For Scotland, Greig Laidlaw's first-half penalty was their only score.

    There was concern in the Scotland camp about Hamish Watson, who was stretchered off just before halftime with a knee injury.

    The outstanding flanker had made 14 tackles up to that point, in the face of a constant wave of green attacks.

    Bundee Aki and Josh van der Flier required blood-bin treatment, with Aki failing a head knock assessment.

    Peter O'Mahony also required a head injury assessment and Murray took over Ireland's kicking duties when Sexton was being treated for a knock.

    Scotland attacked hard at the start, but once Ireland weathered the initial onslaught, Iain Henderson thundered upfield to set up fellow lock Ryan for the opening try.

    Best scored the second for Ireland from a lineout drive and Scotland found themselves 12 points down before a Laidlaw penalty put them on the board.

    But it was short-lived joy for Scotland. When they returned to Ireland territory from the restart, a wayward pass went to ground and was fly-kicked more than half the length of the field, where Stuart Hogg was caught in possession over the line.

    From the resulting scrum, CJ Stander stormed forward to pave the way for Furlong to touch down and Ireland had their third try from their third foray into Scotland's 22.

    Scotland were then 16 points in arrears, and the highest deficit ever overturned in a World Cup match is 15 by Romania against Canada in 2015.

    The Scots tried to claw their way back in the opening exchanges of the second half, no doubt inspired by their 31-point recovery to draw with England earlier this year.

    But a 15-minute period of control went unrewarded, and when Ireland regrouped, Conway scored the bonus-point fourth try and Carty sealed the game with a penalty.

    NAMPA/AFP

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    New KSSR league champs crownedNew KSSR league champs crowned Mount View High School and Windhoek Technical High School were on Thursday crowned the champions of the under-15 and u-17 categories, respectively, of the 2019 Khomas School Sport Region (KSSR) league.

    The finals took place at the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Technical Centre in the capital, with the u-15 players of Mount View beating Jan Jonker High School 1-0.

    In the u-17 clash, Windhoek Technical High School triumphed 3-1 over Jacob Marengo Secondary School.

    The tough encounter between Mount View and Jan Jonker saw both teams displaying great talent.

    In the end, it was centre-back defender Ndiili Johannes who became the man of the moment, when he stole the show by scoring the winning goal.

    Mount View coach Mabena Nuukushu said even though he only had a few days to train the boys, he was impressed by their performance.

    “Displaying classic football at that age is just amazing,” said the coach.

    Meanwhile, the first half of the u-17 final saw Jacob Marengo pushing for goals, but failing to convert their chances, resulting in both two teams only scoring one goal each before halftime. In the second half, Windhoek Technical High School started attacking more.

    KSSR league administrator Dave Karuhumba said he was impressed by the overall performance of the players, adding he is planning to take the league to other regions.

    He said not all schools have training facilities, but they all managed to complete their league matches.

    The league allows schools in the Khomas Region to compete amongst each other in football, netball, rugby, volleyball and basketball in different age categories.

    The winners walked away with different prizes, including trophies, medals and vouchers.

    NAMPA

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    Kamushinda's 'share in the spoils'Kamushinda's 'share in the spoils''He lied quite pathetically' Details of the SME Bank looting are being revealed as the bank's former non-executive director files yet another court challenge. Investigations in the liquidation of the SME Bank show that two companies owned by the alleged mastermind of the grand theft at the bank, Enock Kamushinda, were among the main beneficiaries of the looting.

    Kamushinda is the director of both Crown Finance Corporation and Proffex (Pty) Ltd, which handsomely benefited from the monies spirited out of the SME Bank.

    A whopping N$79.8 million from the SME Bank was fraudulently transferred to a South African-based cash-in-transit company, Asset Movement & Financial Services (AMFS). Of this, at least N$64 million in hard cash was delivered to a street address in Springs to a certain George Markides, who delivered the cash on behalf of AMFS.

    Markides during a commission of inquiry in January this year confirmed under oath that he often delivered cash to Kamushinda, Tawanda Mumvuma (former CEO of the bank), and Zimbabwean lawyer Ovid Chitsiku.

    At the inquiry, Markides said he assumed Kamushinda was investing huge amounts of the money “because Kamushinda told him he was the owner of the SME Bank, and Mumvuma told him he was the CEO”. Markides also testified that he had visited Namibia on 29 September and 30 September 2014, presumably to visit Mumvuma.

    During this time, he testified, he visited the SME Bank “to see [the]credentials” of the Zimbabweans because by then he claimed he was owed “a lot of money” by Ozias Bvute, also a former director of the SME Bank.

    Markides also testified that he had delivered hard cash in Namibia, but claimed that this was not the main purpose for his visit to the country.

    The liquidators, David Bruni and Ian McLaren, established that during the time the cash was delivered, Markides had made four calls to Mumvuma, 41 to Kamushinda, 19 to Lyndon Gaidzanwa (also formerly employed in the SME Bank's finance department), and two calls to Chiedza Goromonzi (assistant accountant in the finance department).



    Looting continues

    In court documents, Tania Pearson, the former legal advisor at the bank who was retained by the liquidators to assist with the investigation into the stolen millions, said Kamushinda's “looting did not stop there”.

    Crown Finance, and another of this companies, Heritage Investments (Pty) Ltd, also received direct electronic transfers from the AMFS.

    Pearson concluded that a “service agreement” signed between Crown Finance and AMFS was “nothing but a cover-up for money laundering”.

    Between 1 April 2015 and 24 August 2016, AMFS electronically transferred N$2.5 million to Crown Finance's bank accounts in Namibia. Heritage Investments received N$1.9 million during the same period.

    “There is one conclusion only,” stated Pearson in court documents, “the SME Bank's money, which was misappropriated from the SME Bank and transferred to AMFS, was re-transferred back to Namibia, and directly into the fraudulent corporate entities of Mr Kamushinda.”

    Pearson stated that Kamushinda had lied “quite pathetically” in court documents that he had sold Crown Finance in 2012 and was no longer the director of the company by the time the money was laundered through that entity.

    CATHERINE SASMAN

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