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Tells it All - Namibian Sun

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    Negligent police officers to face the musicNegligent police officers to face the music Action will be taken against the police officers who were on duty when five awaiting-trial detainees escaped from the Oshakati police station at the weekend.

    Inspector-General Sebastian Ndeitunga told Namibian Sun that the officers would not go unpunished for being negligent while on duty.

    Ndeitunga, who described the situation as “disturbing”, “unacceptable” and “embarrassing”, said he had instructed the Oshana regional commander, Commissioner Rauha Amwele, to ensure sure that action was taken.

    “This is totally, totally unacceptable… It is so embarrassing in the eye of the public to hear that people who have been arrested because of having committed serious crimes are allowed to escape by the same police officers… For sure those police officers who were on duty that day will not escape from being charged for negligence,” Ndeitunga said.

    “This is the most disturbing news, as I had given proper instructions to all regional commanders and station commanders that they should put in place strict measures to make sure that no more escapes from police stations take place, and whoever who disobeys the order will be charged,” Ndeitunga added.

    Commissioner Amwele could not be reached for comment before going to print.

    The escapees, who were described as “very dangerous”, were identified as Arsandri Wendelinus (27), accused of rape in 2013; Theodor Sebedeus (26), accused of murder in 2013; Lukas Simeon (26), charged with murder and rape in 2012; Johaness Haihambo (20) charged with robbery and assault in 2016; and Iipinge Gustav (28), also known as 'Tupac', who is facing charges of murder, assault and malicious damage to property dating back to 2015.

    According to the police, the five escaped after cutting open the roof of their cell. They are suspected to have fled to the Omusati or Ohangwena regions, or to Angola via Oshikango.

    Ndeitunga said the police would continue the hunt for the fugitives.

    Escapes from the Oshakati police station are nothing new. In 2006, 11 awaiting-trial prisoners escaped from the station's cells. In 2014, 12 detainees broke out of the same cells.


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  • 04/03/17--16:00: ACC budget too small
  • ACC budget too smallACC budget too smallInvestigations bogged down by frivolous charges The N$48 million budgeted for the Anti-Corruption Commission this year is not enough for it to fulfil its mandate, the National Assembly has been told. More than 80% of the cases investigated by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) during the last financial year were closed because the allegations were either unfounded or could not be substantiated.

    By the end of the financial year 2016/17 the commission had investigated 400 cases.

    A total of 333 of these cases were closed after investigation, while 49 were finalised and recommended to the prosecutor-general for criminal prosecution.

    Another 18 cases were referred to other institutions for further handling after preliminary investigations were concluded.

    The deputy minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Christine //Hoebes, last week motivated the budget of the Anti-Corruption Commission in the National Assembly.

    She said the above-mentioned cases were extensively investigated, and included forensic analyses in most instances, before a decision was arrived at.

    “The fight against corruption is at the core of our efforts to improve governance. It is only when Namibia is free of corruption that we shall reap the full dividends in terms of efficient and effective public service delivery and the enjoyment of economic fruits by all our citizens,” she said.

    According to //Hoebes the ACC's budget allocation of N$48 million for the 2016/17 financial year was inadequate when compared to what it needed to fulfil its mandate.

    She said the commission was expected to investigate complex corruption cases and therefore it was of utmost importance to acquire the latest technology needed to carry out forensic analyses.

    According to her investigators also need to be trained in the use of these devices and the latest investigative techniques.

    “Substantial resources are required for such acquisition and training.”

    The software of the ACC's case management system, on which all investigation data is captured, also needs to be continuously updated and maintained.

    //Hoebes said these factors severely hampered productivity and optimal service delivery to the public and, if not addressed in time, had the potential to erode public confidence in the commission.

    The proposed allocation of about N$59 million for this financial year is to be divided between three programmes, namely investigation of allegations of corruption, corruption prevention and coordination, as well as management and support.

    //Hoebes said as part of the implementation of these three programmes, the commission would review its enabling legislation to make its work more effective by eliminating legal loopholes.


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    Learner drowns during school excursionLearner drowns during school excursion A pupil of Windhoek's St George's Diocesan College drowned in the Orange River on Sunday while on a school tour.

    The police at Noordoewer have opened an inquest docket to investigate the death of 17-year-old Tunga Kakololo, who drowned on Sunday at around 17:30.

    “It is alleged that the deceased was on a school tour with teachers and learners. The deceased's next of kin are informed. Police investigations continue,” Nampol said in a statement.

    Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi could not provide more details about what had happened.

    According to sources, some pupils were swimming while others were enjoying boat rides. The learners later realised that Kakololo was missing when they were about to depart.

    Deputy principal Riëtte Hanekom said details of the incident would only be made available once the teachers and learners returned from the trip. The learners and teachers were due to arrive at around 18:00 yesterday.

    Three other drowning cases were also reported at the weekend.

    At Omaalala in the Oshana Region, a 39-year-old man drowned on Friday.

    He was identified as Alveta Teodor. According to the police, Teodor was an epilepsy sufferer and went missing from his home on Thursday.

    At Ompangela village near Ondangwa, a six-month-old baby, Hilma Kaunapawa Imvula, drowned in a bucket of water on Sunday. Police investigations into the matter continue.

    The police at Ngoma in the Zambezi Region have opened an inquest into the death of Malumo Ruben Njenjema (19), who drowned in the Zambezi River on Friday. It was reported that a canoe he was paddling capsized in the river.


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  • 04/03/17--16:00: Dausab gets 63 years
  • Dausab gets 63 yearsDausab gets 63 yearsAggravating circumstances in double murder The High Court has found that the murders of Paulina and Elfriede Kenamune were carefully planned, gruesome and inhumane. The killer of two defenceless women, who shot his girlfriend and her mother nine years ago at Okatuo in the Okahandja district, was severely punished yesterday in the High Court.

    Julius Dausab (48) was sentenced to 38 years for the murder, with direct intent, of his girlfriend, Paulina Kenamune (27) on 3 June 2009. Dausab had fathered two children with Kenamune during their seven-year relationship.

    He was further sentenced to 25 years for the murder of his girlfriend's mother, Elfriede Kenamune (44), on the same date.

    High Court Judge Alfred Siboleka further sentenced Dausab to two years each for unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition but ordered that the four years be served concurrently with the 38-year term.

    Dausab was declared unfit to possess a firearm. It was further ordered that the murder weapon, a .308 rifle, be handed back to its owner, Gerson Kaimseb.

    Lawyer Bradley Basson informed the court that his client had terminated his services after instructing him to inform the court that Dausab intended to appeal against his conviction and sentence.

    It is expected that another lawyer, Jan Wessels, will handle the application for leave to appeal.

    In February this year Judge Siboleka ended the questions that persisted for the past eight years around the shooting of the two women when he found Dausab guilty as charged.

    Basson argued in mitigation of sentencing that his client was not incapable of rehabilitation and pleaded for a sentence that would allow him to return to society and reunite with his children and family.

    But the judge stated that two defenceless women were gunned down with a .308 hunting rifle.

    “The murders were not committed on the spur of the moment, but were thoroughly premeditated and carefully executed,” the judge concluded.

    Siboleka said on the day of the murders Dausab had borrowed the rifle and took it with him when he went to Okatuo to visit Paulina Kenamune. He added that as usual Dausab and his girlfriend slept on the back of his Ford Cortina bakkie.

    During the night he shot Paulina Kenamune in the abdomen and thereafter shot through the door of the shack where Simon Kavendji and Elfriede Kenamune were sleeping.

    “The killings were gruesome and inhumane. This is aggravated by the fact that a high-velocity hunting rifle was used as a murder weapon,” Siboleka stated.

    He added that stiff sentences appeared not to be effective deterrents but the court remained committed to punishing murderers in a domestic setting severely.


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  • 04/03/17--16:00: Hundreds of new plots
  • Hundreds of new plotsHundreds of new plotsCity upgrades Havana informal settlement A total of 267 new plots in Windhoek's Havana township will be demarcated and provided with individual water and electricity connections. The City of Windhoek has approved the formalisation of a large part of the Havana informal settlement.

    A total of 267 new plots will be created and residents will be provided with municipal services, including water and electricity.

    Robert Kahimise, chief executive officer at the City of Windhoek, said the servicing of six large erven in the informal settlement was in line with the municipality's promise to provide adequate and affordable service delivery in the city.

    “This is a positive development aimed at improving the living conditions of our residents in the north-western parts of Windhoek,” Kahimise said.

    Currently 145 residents are living on Erf 1039 and Erf 1040 on Zambia and Karasburg streets in the Havana township. The households were relocated there from the Katutura Single Quarters in 2001.

    These erven will be consolidated and subdivided into 103 plots, each with its own connection to municipal services.

    Erf 1035 and Erf 1036 on Zambia Street in the northeast of Havana Extension 1 and Havana Proper are currently inhabited by 144 households. A total of 86 residential plots will be created and provided with municipal services there.

    About 129 households currently live on Erf 1024 and Erf 1026 north of Havana. These areas will be subdivided into 78 new plots and provided with municipal services.

    Kahimise said all these areas already had access to communal services and the proposed development would lead to each household being provided with an individual connection to the power and water grids.

    Following approval by the city council on Thursday, the next step is to submit applications to the Namibia Planning and Advisory Board and the Townships Board for approval of the consolidations and subdivisions.

    “There is a pressing need for adequate and affordable service delivery, land and housing and it is imperative that the informal settlements be formalised and upgraded to effectively address the needs of our residents,” Kahimise said.

    New homes

    The City of Windhoek has also announced plans to build two- and three-bedroom houses on 79 residential plots in Khomasdal Extension 16 this year.

    “There have been numerous calls from the public and national leadership for the City to consider developing houses in order to help dampen the escalating property prices and aid in reducing the bottleneck in supplying residential properties,” Kahimise said.

    He said the municipality had signed a joint-venture agreement with a Namibian-owned company, Oluzizi Engineering and Construction, in partnership with Amibex to build the houses, as the City had no construction team to do the work.

    “The successful buyers will therefore upon signing the deed of sale be provided with the housing plan as provided by the construction company.”

    The installation of bulk municipal services on these plots will be financed from the City of Windhoek's coffers.

    Kahimise said this was the pilot phase of a housing project that was long overdue.

    He said the City of Windhoek would continue to explore opportunities to improve and increase the supply of serviced land and housing development.

    He encouraged developers and financiers to make proposals to the City of Windhoek for providing affordable housing solutions.


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    Pensioner missing for two monthsPensioner missing for two months It has been two months since a 67-year-old Oshakati man was reported as missing and there is no trace of him yet.

    Johannes Shikongo, also known as J Malambo, was last seen on the afternoon of 1 February in the Oshoopala location of Oshakati while he was tending to cattle with his 57-year-old nephew.

    The Oshana police confirmed that Shikongo was reported as missing, but no docket was opened to investigate his whereabouts due to a lack of vital information.

    Shikongo had been living with his sister, Serestina Shikongo (97) and her children at Ehenye.

    His nephew, who was the last person to see him, told Namibian Sun that at around 10:00 on 1 February, his uncle released cattle from a kraal to graze in a floodplain behind the Oshoopala location.

    According to his nephew, Shikongo frequents the location to consume otombo. During the day he was found drinking tombo in Oshoopala.

    “I bought him some otombo and told him not to tend to the cattle in the floodplain because it was muddy. I told him to wait for me in the afternoon so that we could go and gather the cattle together. I came home and told my mother that I found Uncle drinking otombo,” the nephew said.

    He said he picked up his uncle with his car at around 16:00 to help gather the cattle.

    “He rode in the back of the car and we went near the Sky Bridge were we found the cattle. I told him not to get out of the car while I was driving the cattle home from the other side of the oshana. While driving the cattle home I saw him get out of the car and when I returned he was nowhere to be seen,” he said.

    Efforts to locate Shikongo in nearby locations proved futile. The family reported his disappearance to the police, but no investigation followed.

    The Oshana police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Thomas Aiyambo, said the family only reported a missing person, but didn't open a case.

    “We only have the information that the man is missing, but the family has not registered a case. There is nothing for the police to investigate, unless they come and register a case,” Aiyambo said.

    He said the family reported that Shikongo was wearing a green T-shirt, brown pants, a white cap and sandals when he went missing.


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    Lifelong ban for poaching convictsLifelong ban for poaching convicts Foreigners who are found guilty of wildlife crimes will not be allowed back in Namibia after completing their jail terms.

    This is but one of the amendments contained in the Controlled Wildlife Products and Trade Amendment Bill that was tabled in the National Assembly by the minister of environment and tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, last week.

    This will apply to foreigners who are found guilty of possession of, and dealing in, elephant and rhino products.

    Shifeta said a court order would be issued and the person would be declared persona non grata after serving his or her sentence or after paying a fine. In most cases, foreign nationals were involved in crimes related to possession and dealing in elephant and rhino products.

    The bill further proposes that the fine for illegal possession of controlled wildlife products should be increased from N$20 000 to N$15 million and the imprisonment period increased from five years to 15 years.

    It also proposes that the fine for illegal dealing or trading in controlled wildlife products be increased from N$200 000 to N$25 million and the imprisonment period be increased from 20 years to 25 years, while the fine for non-compliance with regulations be increased from N$8 000 to N$100 000 and the imprisonment period from two to 10 years.

    Additionally, an amendment is proposed to strengthen the seizure and forfeiture provision of the principal Act by adding reference to the Prevention of Organised Crime Act of 2004.

    Shifeta said the current penalties for wildlife trade and possession crimes were not a deterrent, especially taking into account that trade and possession often involved foreign kingpins who were able to easily pay their way out where there was an option of a fine.

    “Organised crime syndicates involved in trafficking of rhino horns and elephant tusks are using very complex networks leading to foreign markets.”

    In 2016, a total of 135 elephant tusks and pieces as well as 36 rhino horns were seized.

    So far this year, 21 elephant tusks and four rhino horns have been seized.

    Shifeta also said this year, Namibia has been implicated in two seizures of rhino horns, in South Africa and Hong Kong.

    According to him, the current levels of illegal trade and wildlife trafficking are fuelling corruption, threatening peace and stability, strengthening illicit trade routes and destabilising economies.

    Shifeta told Namibian Sun that the next step Namibia will take is to deter poaching in Namibia by strengthening security on commercial farms where rhinos are being kept since poachers have started to shift their focus from national parks to farms and conservancies.

    He also referred to the newly opened law enforcement training centre at Waterberg and said the first training of 50 members will start this month. This will be a mixture of both old staff members and new recruits. He added that recruitment for the nearly 500-strong national anti-poaching unit has started, but added that the head of the unit has not been appointed yet.


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     27 000 learners affected by floods 27 000 learners affected by floods
    A total of 27 007 learners have been affected by floods in the North, the minister of education Katrina Hanse-Himarwa announced this afternoon. The minister told the National Assembly that a total of 102 schools in the Omusati, Oshana, Ohangwena and Zambezi regions are heavily affected by the efundja. “Omusati has the highest number of schools (73) affected by the floods. However, most schools that were closed for almost two weeks due to flooding reopened after the mid-term break. Buildings, especially ablution facilities were submerged as most have been damaged and will require some renovations,” said Hanse-Himarwa. The minister added that about ten schools were affected by the floods in Oshana, while four schools have been completely closed in Ohangwena, with a total of 1 636 learners affected. The rising water levels in Zambezi is also a cause of concern, with the rain-swollen Zambezi River reaching 6.5m. This has affected learning at 12 schools in the region. “No schools has been reported closed for now, but the water level is rising very fast and there are plans to immediately close schools such as Nankutwe Combined School, Muzii Combined School and Ikaba Combined School in the coming week as there are no funds to relocate the learners and teachers,” she said.


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    Special Olympians rake in the medalsSpecial Olympians rake in the medals Namibian athletes with disabilities on Monday afternoon added six more medals to Team Namibia's treasure chest at the 2017 Nedbank SASAPD National Championships.

    Namibia has won 12 medals since the three-day event started on Sunday.

    Eliakim Ameinge, Abraham Hafenanye, Eino Mushila, Lahja Ishitile, Johanna Benson and Moses Tobias won the medals during their afternoon events on Monday.

    They won three gold medals and three silvers in the T11 200 metres, T37 200m, T13 200m and T12 1500m.

    The gold medals were won by Mushila, Ishitile and Tobias while Benson, Hafenanye and Ameinge won the silver medals.

    Another athlete who competed on Monday was Andreas Shoombe of the boccia team but he did not make it to the next round of the competition.

    Speaking to Nampa yesterday, Shoombe said despite not making it through, he had fun and learned a lot as a first-timer at an international competition.

    A group of nine Namibian athletes with disabilities and their guides are at the championships.

    Mushila, Tobias, Benson, Ishitile, Ameinge and Hafenanye are competing in track events with guides Sydney Kamuaruuma and Mahmad Bock.

    Lihandra van der Smit and Salome April also represented the Namibian boccia team but failed to progress to the next round of the competition on the opening day.


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  • 04/04/17--16:00: Jonas might have to move
  • Jonas might have to moveJonas might have to moveNNOC mum on boxer's future The diplomat with whom awaiting-trial boxer Jonas Junias Jonas is staying in Brazil is returning to Namibia soon. Boxer Jonas Junias Jonas, who is awaiting trial in Brazil, may have to move from the Namibian military attaché's residence in Rio de Janeiro.

    The attaché is returning to Namibia soon.

    It is unclear where Jonas will be moved.

    Jonas was arrested on a charge of sexual assault during last year's Olympic Games in Brazil. He was released from jail into the care of the military attaché, where he has been staying since.

    Namibia National Olympic Committee president (NNOC) Abner Xoagub could not confirm what will happen to Jonas once the attaché returns to Namibia.

    “We are waiting for information from the embassy because they are handling everything that deals with the boxer.

    “They will also be dealing with all the issues surrounding his place to stay.

    “We can only have confirmation of all that you have heard once we get in contact with the embassy,” Xoagub said.

    A representative of the embassy in Brazil said he was not in a position to give information about Jonas.

    “The only advice I can give for now is to keep in touch because from my understanding the attaché is still in Brazil until further notice. There are channels to follow as far as giving information is concerned.

    “Also stay in touch with the Olympic Committee because they will also give you more information,” the official said.

    Jonas appears to be in the dark too. When contacted for comment, the boxer said: “Well, I don't know about that. Please contact the National Olympic Committee.”

    Jonas is accused of sexually assaulting a cleaner employed at the Olympic Village. He allegedly offered her money in exchange for sex.

    Under Brazilian law attempted rape and sexual harassment are categorised as the same crime, for which the sentence is between six and ten years in prison.


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    Long-course swimming season endsLong-course swimming season endsTough competition expected at fifth gala Swimmers will be vying for top prizes in the season finale in Windhoek this weekend. The fifth and last Bank Windhoek long-course gala for the 2016/17 swimming season is taking place this weekend.

    The event will be hosted at the Olympia pool on Friday and Saturday.

    Namibia Swimming Union spokesman Jurie Badenhorst says more than 90 swimmers are expected.

    “The swimmers will be representing Aqua Swimming and Fitness Club, Dolphins Swimming Club, Marlins Swimming Club and Namib Swim Academy,” Badenhorst says.

    The organisers believe that the top swimmers are in good shape after returning from the South African Junior National Championships.

    Other swimmers are coming from the 12th African Junior Swimming Championships held in Cairo, Egypt.

    Some of the swimmers are also fresh from the Swimming South Africa Level 2 Championships held in Germiston.

    “The swimmers should be in good form and we expect them to close the long-course season with a lot of improved [personal best] times and hopefully some new records,” Badenhorst says.

    He thanks Bank Windhoek for supporting the sport.

    “The support that swimming receives in relation to our long-course season from Bank Windhoek cannot be overemphasised and appreciated.”


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    Khomas aim for Newspaper Cup triumphKhomas aim for Newspaper Cup triumph Khomas under-20 team captain Eldery Morgan banks on his teammates' talents to win the 2017 The Namibian Newspaper Cup.

    The regional teams have hit the home stretch in their preparations for the Easter weekend football extravaganza at Swakopmund.

    National under-17 captain Morgan will lead the Khomas regional football team.

    He reckons their chances of winning are high because they have a great team.

    “Our fitness level is not yet there but the coaches are pushing us to do our maximum best,” Morgan says.

    Khomas, four-times winners of the competition, have not won the cup since 2011.

    The team will have to overtake Kavango West and Oshikoto in the first round.

    “We respect these teams and we know it won't be an easy fight and we have to be at our utmost best. Talent alone won't be enough but the right attitude can help us as well,” Morgan says.

    The young and vibrant coach of the Khomas team, Rejoice Uirab, is focusing on their fitness.

    “We know Khomas are the team to beat and with that tag comes a lot of pressure for the boys and for the technical team.

    “We'll go there and take every game as it comes and we'll see the outcome. We will do the business on the field to the best of our abilities.”

    Match programme:

    Friday, 14 April: Omusati v Hardap, Zambezi v Oshana, Kavango East v Erongo, Omaheke v Kunene, Ohangwena v //Karas, Khomas v Oshikoto; Oshana v Omusati; Zambezi v Hardap; Kunene v Kavango East

    Saturday, 15 April: Omaheke v Erongo, Otjozondjupa v //Karas, Kavango West v Oshikoto, Omusati v Zambezi, Oshana v Hardap, Kavango East v Omaheke, Kunene v Erongo, Ohangwena v Otjozondjupa, Khomas v Kavango West.

    The final will be on Easter Monday to crown the 2017 The Namibian Newspaper Cup champions.


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  • 04/04/17--16:00: Clash of the titans
  • Clash of the titansClash of the titansTwo female coaches go head to head Two young women will prove their mettle as football coaches at Swakopmund this Easter weekend. Two female coaches will go head on head on 14 April when the annual The Namibian Newspaper Cup kicks off in Swakopmund.

    Former Brave Gladiator Leandri Lukas will lead the under-20 Erongo Region All Stars while Thuba Sibanda will be in charge of the under-20 women's national team.

    Lukas, 28, started her football career at a young age in the dusty streets of Rehoboth.

    She grew as a player when she was drafted into the under-20 national team at the age of 14. She scored many goals during her time as a player but the one which stands out the most is the one she scored against Nigeria years back, making her the only female Namibian player to have scored against the Super Falcons.

    After a long while she called it quits and decided to focus on her teaching career at Narraville Primary School in Swakopmund. Her love for the game called her back to field, where she now hones the skills of young players in the coastal town.

    The former Brave Gladiator says it does not make a difference whether her rival is male or female and that she is always up for a challenge.

    “My philosophy is to always work hard on and off the field. Also, I encourage my players to be honest with themselves and to speak up when they have a problem.”

    Lukas spoke about her mentor, Namibia's national women's football team coach Jacky Shipanga, saying that she did a great job grooming players in a time when there were few female coaches around and that she learned a lot under her mentorship.

    Sibanda, on the other hand, never made it to the national team because of an injury she picked up in her early years, but she is making a name for herself as coach and administrator.

    She holds a degree in Sports Science and various coaching certificates. She is also a grassroots soccer facilitator and youth coach educator.

    “I have played football for most of my life but never professionally as I got an injury early after high school. But I live for my job of identifying, developing and nurturing talent of future Gladiators,” she says.

    She says her players have been training since February and she is confident they will do well.

    “I trust that the girls will deliver. I am definitely where I hoped to be, a week from the game's kick-off. There's still a lot of panel-beating and perfecting of skills to be done but we are ready.”.

    She says football keeps the girls off the streets and engaged. “Our Galz and Goals programme keeps the girls informed about healthy behaviours and promotes healthy lifestyle choices.

    “Football has changed my life and given me a career as a coach and an administrator and it can do the same for them. I want to encourage talented young girls to keep working at their talent until it's recognised. Don't give up, one day you will be identified to play for the Gladiators,” she says.

    “The spectators will be guaranteed a great display of top-quality women's football,” adds Sibanda.

    Asked about the opportunities available for women coaches in Namibia, she says much of the work should begin at clubs to find professional women coaches by encouraging former players to volunteer and take part in coaching courses and coaching clinics.

    Sibanda had nothing but good things to say about her mentor, Shipanga, labelling her a tough but fair coach who has the players' interests at heart.

    “Working with her, having her as a mentor and a role model, gives me an example to follow and emulate. She has taken me under her wing and is teaching me a lot, and I am grateful for the opportunities she keeps giving me, some that challenge me and stretch me but most importantly help me grow and develop as a coach and a woman to watch out for in the near future.”

    She says what she has learned from Shipanga has helped her in grooming her players.

    “I tell the girls, give your best, do your best and when you feel you've done enough, do a little bit more. But as much as I teach my girls to empower themselves I am also empowering myself and will pursue my master's degree this year in order to strengthen my academic muscle.

    “I also intend to keep working practically on the field of play, perfecting my coaching. I want to keep involving myself anywhere the game is played, even deep in the gravel fields no one knows about.

    “I want to follow the game and keep learning from it. This is my passion; it is what I was born to do. Football is my life, so just watch the space.”

    According to Shipanga being a coach is not an easy job but she is confident that the two will make the nation proud.

    “It's about time we invest specifically in women coaches. It might not be a career most want to follow, but the dynamics are different when the coach is female. Players tend to progress and do well,” she says.

    The Gladiators coach says it makes her proud to see former players coming up to plough back into the game.

    “I am proud of both of them because I am constantly mentoring them and this is a great opportunity for them to showcase what they have learned without much pressure. Let us all go out and support them,” she says.


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  • 04/04/17--16:00: Clichy backs Wenger
  • Clichy backs WengerClichy backs Wenger Manchester City defender Gael Clichy has warned Arsenal fans calling for manager Arsene Wenger to stand down when his contract expires at the end of the season to “be careful what you wish for”.

    Supporters have voiced their discontent over Arsenal's form with the club in danger of missing out on a Premier League top-four finish for the first time since 1996. Clichy, who played under Wenger at Arsenal for eight seasons, said there was no guarantee someone else could do a better job at the London club given its spending policies.

    “If you take him off and you bring someone else with the same structure, would he be better? Would he do better? I'm not sure,” Clichy told the reporters.

    “If the club is spending more money and they have the players they need, then perhaps Wenger is the perfect man.

    “You always want something new when you are used to something and what you get is probably most of the time not better ... so you have to be careful what you wish for.”

    Arsenal, who drew 2-2 with Manchester City at the weekend and have gone three league games without a win, are in sixth place, seven points behind City in fourth but with a game in hand. Arsenal host West Ham United today.


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    Australia have inferiority complexAustralia have inferiority complexNew Zealand have the final say A number of pundits have called for at least one Australian Super Rugby team to be axed in a bid to raise the competitiveness of the other sides in the conference. The Australian teams' continuing struggles against their New Zealand counterparts in Super Rugby is fuelling an inferiority complex that is ultimately self-perpetuating, former Wallabies flyhalf Rod Kafer has said.

    Australia's five Super Rugby teams have yet to beat a New Zealand opponent in 11 matches over the six weeks of the current season and managed only three wins last year.

    The lopsided record has fuelled criticism of the troubled tournament and raised alarm bells in Australia.

    “All the players hear is how far ahead the Kiwi teams are and eventually, as resistant as you try to be as a player, those things over time seep in, through the smallest cracks in a player's psyche,” Kafer, a rugby analyst with Fox Sports, said in comments published by Fairfax Media yesterday.

    “You get the sense that our decline in performance, particularly against New Zealand sides, has unfortunately been consistent over the past three years.

    “It's almost in the psyche now, that deferment to New Zealand and it becomes self-perpetuating.”

    The Sydney-based New South Wales Waratahs won the 2014 title three years after the Queensland Reds clinched the 2011 championship, but Australia's performances in the tournament have since been in free fall. The gap is mirrored at international level, with Australia managing only a single win over the All Blacks in 16 matches dating back to 2011. A future shake-up of the competition, so far kept under wraps by the tournament's governing body SANZAAR, has fuelled media speculation that one of the Western Force, Melbourne Rebels or ACT Brumbies will be culled from the tournament. Wallabies winger Dayne Haylett-Petty said on Monday that the innuendo was starting to affect his team mates at the Perth-based Force but Kafer rejected the idea that the uncertainty was affecting performances on the field.

    “Our performances against New Zealand teams have declined over a period of time, I'd say the past three years,” he said.

    “Of course there's going to be uncertainty around the competition but if anything that gives the players opportunities to be inspired and to play as if their lives depended on it.”


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  • 04/04/17--16:00: Efundja oli li eyambeko
  • Efundja oli li eyambekoEfundja oli li eyambekoKwa gunwa mboka taya longitha oonene dhoomwe mokukwata oohi Efundja ndyoka tali dhenge iitopolwa yimwe po monooli yoshilongo oli li omayambeko kaakwashigwana unene mboka taya kwata oohi nokwiilikolela iiyemo. Nonando oya dhengwa konkalo yefundja aakwashigwana miitopolwa yi na efundja otaya longitha ompito ndjoka mokukwata oohi nokudhilanditha.

    Shoka otashi hololwa, sho aanyasha naakokele taya uhala taya kwata oohi ya vule okulya momagumbo gawo oshowo okulanditha.

    Namibian Sun okwa kala miitopolwa mbyoka ya gumwa kefundja mehuliloshiwike lyapiti, ya tumbulwa kutya Oshana, Ohangwena nOmusati na okwa nongele onkalo ndjoka.

    Konima uuna ya kwata oohi odhindji, aalandithi ohaya kala pomikunkulo dhoondjila nokulanditha kaalongithi yoondjila.

    Oohi odha mangwa uupandi na otadhi landithwa kooN$10 ,N$15 nokuya pombanda omanga ndhoka ooshona tadhi landithwa moondoha, ndhoka tadhi yogo ooN$20.

    Aakwati yoohi mboka ohaya shuna komagumbo kwa toka, omanga yamwe mboka yaha kala mondjila yaOutapi-Oshikuku moshitopolwa shaMusati, haya shuna komagumbo lyopotundi 22:00, mOmalyomakaya.

    Ongula yEtitano mOshitopolwa shaHangwena, popepi nOnhuno, Namibian Sun okwa mono okamati koomvula 11 taka tege oohi yonete yoomwe.

    Omunaskola ngoka e li mondondo onti-3, poskola yedhina Etale Combined School okwa popi kutya ihayi manga koskola molwaashoka ootundi odha kalekwa manga omolwa efundja.

    Sho a pulwa kombinga yokulongitha onete yoomwe mokukwata oohi, okwa yamukula kutya kehe gumwe oyo ta longitha, na okwa ulike aakuluntu ya gama kombinga yimwe nayo taya longitha omukalo gwa faathana mokukwata oohi.

    Omwaalu gwaamboka taya kwata oohi mOmusati, okuyeleka naamboka ya monika mOshana nOhangwena, oguli pombanda unene, na osha etithwa sho ooskola odhindji moshitopolwa shoka dha pata, naanona yoskola oya ningi manga aakwati yoohi.

    Komikalo ndhoka tadhi longithwa mokukwata oohi, kakele koonete dhoomwe, aantu mboka otaya longitha woo oondjolo mokukwata oohi ndhoka oonene.


    Ngoloneya gwaMusati, Erginus Endjala okwa popi kutya efundja ihali gumu owala nayi aakwashigwana ihe ohali gandja woo oompito oombwanawa dhiilonga kaantu yamwe po.

    Nonando ongaaka Endjala okwa kukilile mboka taya kwata oohi opo ya kale ya kotoka kutya efundja ohali etelele woo omikithi ndhoka tadhi vulu okukala uupyakadhi kuyo nokookastoma dhawo.

    Okwa popi woo kutya omeya ohaga etelele nomayoka na okwa pula aantu ya kale ya a ngala ethimbo kehe.

    “Uupyakadhi unene omikithi ndhoka hadhi kungululwa komeya, nongele nena omeya kage na uupyakadhi washa nena shoka oshi li eyambeko ndyoka aantu ya pumbwa okutyapula.”

    Kombinga yaamboka taya longitha oonete dhoomwe mokukwata oohi, Endjala okwa popi kutya mboka taya ka monika otaya ka geelwa molwaasshoka oonete ndhoka odha nuninwa okukondjitha omalaria ihe haku kwata oohi.


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    Namundjebo okwa li ependafule - GeingobNamundjebo okwa li ependafule - Geingob Presidende Hage Geingob okwa hokolola kutya nakusa Elizabeth 'Queen' Mwahangelai Namundjebo okwa li ependafule na okwa tula onkalamwenyo ye, oondjodhi nofamili ye memangululo lyaNamibia.

    Geingob okwa popi ngaaka moshipopiwa shoka sha leshwa pehala lye kOmupeha Presidende Nickey Iyambo, poshitudhimbuluko sha nakusa shoka sha ningwa mEtitano lya piti.

    Namundjebo, ngoka a li a tulwa mondholongo nokumonithwa iihuna kaakwiita yepangelo lyokatongotongo, sigo a teka nokuli esipa lyombunda, okwa hulitha mepupi lyoomvula 81 momasiku 24 gomweedhi gwa piti, moshipangelo shaShakati konima yuuwehame wethimbo ele.

    Nakusa okwa tekula nokusila oshisho aanona oyendji mwakwatelwa omunapolotika Nangolo Mbumba oshowo omunangeshefa Ben 'Benz' Zaaruka.

    “Meme Queen okwa kala ta sile oshisho aanona yevulithe po-50. Oyina yaayehe,” Angula Pohamba popi pethimbo a lesha ondjokonona yanakusa.

    Okwa lopotwa woo e na aanona ya thika pe-120 mboka ye mu lukilwa nayamwe okwe ya tekula okuza sho ya li oohanana.

    Gumwe gwomoombushe ye mboka a tekula omanga owala a li e na oomwedhi heyali, omundohotola Queen Namundjebo ngoka a hokolola kutya Namundjebo okwa dhana onkandangala onene monkalamwenyo ye nongele andola kali po nena keshi omundohotola.

    “Meme okwa longondje okusimaneka aantu yalwe, otwa kala aanona aavuliki na ina tu ninga iinima mbyoka twa indikwa okuninga.”

    “Otandi dhimbuluka sho nda lombwele meme kutya onda mana eilongo lyandje lyomaster degree okwa lombwelendje kutya ita ningilendje opaati, na okwa hala ndi mone odoctorate.”

    Queen okwa popi kutya okushi shi kutya meme Namundjembo okwa li owala e mu halela uuwanawa onkene shoka inashi mu uvitha nayi na okwa tsikile neilongo lye.

    Okwa gwedha po kutya yina okwe mu pula owala iinima iyali omanga ina hulitha shimwe osha li onzapo yuundokotola omanga oshikwawo ineshi tumbula.

    A valwa momasiku gaali gaFebruali 1936 momukunda Onghala oshitopolwa shaHangwena, nakusa Namundjembo okwa wayimine Owambo People's Organisation (OPO), monena ya tseyika SWAPO mo- 1963 pOshandi moshitopolwa shaHangwena.

    Okwa li a monitha iihuna nokutulwa miipandeko nokutulwa mondjeedhililo yaShakati mo-1975.

    “Oya teyandje esipa lyombunda oshowo oshilyo shandje shimwe shoka itandi tumbula,” ondjokonona ye yalesha, ndjoka a shanga yemwene, momasiku 09 Mei 2006.

    Namundjebo okwa fumbikwa mehuliloshieik lya piti.


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    Omukokele a kana uule womwedhi mbali ngashiingeyiOmukokele a kana uule womwedhi mbali ngashiingeyi Oomwedhi mbali monena sho omukokele gwoomvula 67 gwomOshakati, a lopotwa a kana.

    Johannes Shikongo, a tseyika nedhina J Malambo, okwa monika lwa hugunina omutenya gwesiku lyotango lyaFebruali momudhingoloko Oshoopala, mOshakati, omanga yali taya kongolola iimuna nomutekulu gwe gwoomvula 57.

    Opolisi yaShana oya koleke kutya Shikongo okwa lopotwa a kana ihe inaku patululwa epeko lyomakonaakono molwaashoka kape na uuyelele wa gwana.

    Shikongo okwa kala ha zi pamwe nomumwayina omukiintu, Serestina Shikongo (97) opamwe noyana mEhenye mOshakati.

    Omutekulu gwe, oye li e li omuntu gwa hugunina okumumona, okwa lombwele oNamibian Sun kutya, lyopotundi ontimulongo, mesiku lyotango lyaFebruali, hekulu okwa pitithako oongombe koshigunda opo a kalithe moshana tashi adhika konima yolukanda lwaShoopala.

    Okwa popi kutya hekulu aluhe oha kala mOshoopala ta nu otombo nesiku ndyoka okwa adhika ta nu otombo.

    “Onde mu landele otombo e tandi mu lombwele opo ka lithe moshana molwaashoka omu na enono.

    Onde mu lombwele a tegelelendje komatango opo tu ka kongolole iimuna oshita. Onde ya kegumbo na onda lombwele meme kutya tatekulu onda a dha ta nu otombo.”

    Okwa popi kutya okwa kutha tatekulu na oya yi nohauto opo ya ka kongolole iimuna lyopotundi 16:00.

    “Okwa londo konima yohauto na otwa yi popepi nontompa yaSky, mpoka opo twa adha oongombe.

    Onde mu lombwele opo ka ze mo mohauto ihe sho tandi hingi iimuna kombanda yoshana onda mono ta zi mo mohauto naasho nda galuka kandi mu wete.”

    Oonkambadhala okukonga Shikongo pomidhingoloko dhopuushiida odha hulile muunyengwi. Ofamili oya lopotele opolisi ihe inaku ningwa omakonaakono gasha.

    Omupopiliko gwopolisi yaShana, Warrant Officer Thomas Aiyambo, okwa popi kutya ofamili oya lopota owala omuntu a kana ihe inayi patulula oshipotha.

    “Otu na owala uuyelele kutya ope na omuntu a kana ihe ofamili inayi patulula oshipotha onkene opolisi kayi na shoka tayi vulu okuninga, sha po ongele taya galuka nokupatulula oshipotha,” Aiyambo ta ti.

    Okwa popi kutya ofamili oya holola kutya Shikongo okwa li a zala okambindja okazizi, ombulukweya ondjimbi oshowo okambale komutse niitapa, pethimbo a kana.


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    Ooplota 267 tadhi ka pewa aakwashigwana moHavanaOoplota 267 tadhi ka pewa aakwashigwana moHavanaOmagumbo o-79 otaga ka tungwa moKhomasdal Extension 16 Ooplota oompe dha thika po-267 otadhi wapalekwa momudhingoloko gwaHavana moshilandopangelo, na otadhi ka pewa aakwashigwana pamwe nomayakulo gomeya nolusheno. Elelo lyaVenduka olya zimine ewapaleko lyooplota dhomwaalu omunene molukanda lwaHavana.

    Ooplota ndhoka 267 otadhi ka pewa aakwashigwana opamwe nomayakulo gomeya noluseno.

    Robert Kahimise, Omunambelewa Omukuluntu gwoshilando shaVenduka okwa popi kutya ewapaleko negandjo lyooplota ndhoka kaakwashigwana otashi endele pamwe neuvaneko lyoshilando shawo, mokugandja evi nomayakula kaakalimo.

    “Ndyoka eyambulepo ewanawa lya nuninwa okuyambulapo onkalo yesiku yaakalimo yetu monooli-uuninginino waVenduka,”Kahimise ta ti.

    Monena aakwashigwana taya thika po-145 oyeli aakalimo yomooplota mbali oonene, yonomola Erf 1039 oshowo Erf 1040 momapandanda lyaZambia naKarasburg mOhavana, na oya tulululwa pomahala mpoka okuza moKatutura Single mo- 2001.

    Ooplota ndjoka otadhi ka topolwa mooplota 103, na kehe oplota otayi ka pewa omakwatathano gomeya nolusheno.

    Oplota yonomola yo- 1035 no- 1036 mepandanda lyaZambia moHavana Extension 1 noHavana Proper monena oyi na aanamagumbo 144. Ooplota dha thika po-86 otadhi ka totwapo, noonakutulwa mooplota ndhoka otaya ka pewa omayakulo guundjugo oshowo omeya.

    Moplota yonomola 1024 no 1026 monooli yaHavana omuna omagumbo ga thika pe-129. Omidhingoloko ndhoka otadhi ka topolwa mooplota 78 naakwashigwana natango otaya ka pewa omayakulo gamuni, gomeya nolusheno.

    Sho elelo lyaVenduka lya zimine egandjo lyooplota ndhoka, okwa tegelelwa li ka gandje eindilo ndyoka koNamibia Planning and Advisory Board oshowo koTownships Board opo ya vule okuzimina eindilo ndyoka.

    Omagumbo omape

    Natango elelo lyaVeudka olya holola kutya otali pangele okutunga omagumbo goondunda mbali nondunda ndatu mooplota dha thika po-79 moKhomasdal Extension 16 nuumvo.

    “Okwa ningwa omaindilo koshigwana oshowo omalelo goshilongo opo elelo lyoshilando li tameke okutunga omagumbo gaakwashigwana opo ku vule okuyiwa moshipala ondando yomagumbo ndyoka yi li pombanda noonkondo,” Kahimise ta ti.

    Okwa tsikile kutya elelo lyaVenduka olya ya metsokumwe nehangamo lyaNamibia, lyedhina Oluzizi Engineering and Construction oshowo Amibex opo ku tungwe omagumbo ngoka molwaashoka oshilando shaVenduka kashi na aaniilonga yokutunga.

    Etulo lyomakwatathano golusheno nomeya mooplota ndhoka otali ka futilwa kelelo lyoshilando.

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  • 04/04/17--16:00: Rand takes a knock
  • Rand takes a knockRand takes a knockJunk status has immediate repercussions S&P downgraded South African debt to junk status on Monday, just days after the dismissal of the market-friendly finance minister Pravin Gordhan. South Africa's rand fell more than 2% on Monday to its weakest in almost three months after S&P Global Ratings cut the country's credit rating to sub-investment grade with a negative outlook after last week's dismissal of the South African finance minister.

    Nigeria's central bank said on Monday that it had offered US$150 million in currency forwards, as it sold dollars to try to narrow the spread between the naira's official and black market exchange rates.

    The Kenyan shilling was seen to be under pressure against the dollar on Monday due to demand from oil and retail importers, traders said.

    Ghana has raised $2.2 billion from a sale of long-dated domestic bonds on Friday, boosting its central bank reserves by a third, the Finance Ministry said on Monday.

    Botswana's economy expanded 0.1% quarter-on-quarter in the last three months of 2016 versus a revised 1.1% contraction in the third quarter, data from the statistics office showed on Monday.


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