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Will your vote count?

Opposition parties are spiting venom about the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) during next month’s general elections, including the absence of a verifiable paper trail and lack of trust in the computerised equipment.
Over a million voters have registered to cast their ballots on November 28 to elect a new president and National Assembly.
Some parties have called on the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) to postpone the November polls until the already legislated paper trail provision is complied with.
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Notorious Pretorius back in the cells

Logan Pretorius, 25, will appear in court today after spending the past two days behind bars and this time he is facing allegations of assaulting Walvis Bay resident Cornelius Vermeulen with a basketball bat.
This is the third criminal charge in a space of two months in connection with his vicious dogs.
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Battlefield North

The populous North have become a raging battlefield ahead of the November 28 general elections, as opposition parties try to plunder Swapo’s biggest support base.
In 2009, in the then Kavango, Kunene, Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshikoto, Otjozondjupa and Caprivi regions, Swapo romped home with 437 965 votes, with the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) garnering 37 889 votes, the DTA 13 425, Nudo 10 862 and the UDF 8 528.
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RDP man alleges ‘blackmail’ after rape arrest

Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) Usakos councillor Daniel Stramis, who has been arrested in connection with the rape of a 13-year-old girl, has told the party he is a victim of blackmail.
RDP spokesperson Jeremiah Nambinga told Namibian Sun Stramis has made contact with party leaders and denied raping the girl.
Stramis was arrested last Monday and appeared in the Usakos Magistrate’s Court two days later.
The 37-year-old politician was remanded in custody while further police investigations continue.
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Government employee stole N$1m

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has advised the Ministry of Defence to stop the monthly salary of an employee, who was convicted of defrauding the ministry of more than N$1 million.
ACC spokesperson Albert Mbanga told Namibian Sun yesterday that the ministry’s permanent secretary, Petrus Shivute, was advised by the anti-graft watchdog to remove Sam Natangwe Shingenge from its payroll. Shingenge was convicted after he pleaded guilty.
He was sentenced to six years imprisonment on October 16 by Windhoek Regional Court in Katutura by Magistrate Cosmos Endjala.
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Miscarriage leads to N$3 500 plot sale

A miscarriage led to the sale of a huge serviced plot in Groot Aub, with a corrugated structure on it, for N$3 500 to a Swapo district co-ordinator at the settlement. The politician, Johnny Elago, is expected to appear in the Rehoboth Magistrate’s Court today on a charge of fraud in connection with his purchase of the plot from Paulina Garoes after she lost her baby and needed money to come to Windhoek for treatment. However, Elago maintains that his detractors dragged him to court because he refused to sell the property to them. Read more about Miscarriage leads to N$3 500 plot sale

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Pistorius may only spend 10 months in prison

Convicted paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius may end up spending only 10 months in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a South African justice department spokesperson said yesterday.
“Five years in terms of [Section] 276 of the Criminal Procedure Act means the accused serves one-sixth of the sentence, which is 10 months,” spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said on his Facebook wall referring to the sentence handed down to Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
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Namibian beer truck used for SA smuggling

Two Namibians have been arrested for trying to smuggle counterfeit goods worth N$3 million into South Africa.
The counterfeit goods, including underwear and sneakers, were hidden in a Namibian truck that was transporting Windhoek Draught beer into South Africa.
They were found with the counterfeit goods and arrested at the Ramatlabama border post between South Africa and Botswana.
The suspects have been identified as Oscar Tjingovera, 57, and Albert Tjingovera, 36.
They will launch a bail application in the Mmabatho Magistrate’s Court today.
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Swapo keeps its promises - Namoloh

Swapo is the only political party in Namibia that keeps its promises, says the Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development, Charles Namoloh.
Namoloh was speaking at a Swapo rally at Etanga village, 100km west of Opuwo, on Saturday.
He also welcomed 60 new members to the party from villages situated around Etanga.
“The Swapo Party accounts for its promises. Unlike other parties that dream of what they want to do, Swapo has delivered, and it will continue to do so while improving if given the mandate,” he said.
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