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Swanu wants politicised unions banned

Swanu of Namibia says it will introduce a bill in Parliament which seeks to prohibit trade unions and workers' umbrella bodies from being affiliated to any political party.
The bill, if made law, would affect many trade unions as well as the umbrella body the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW), which are all affiliated to the ruling Swapo Party.
Swanu president Usutuaije Maamberua told a party rally last Wednesday that his party would introduce the motion if elected to serve in the new parliament after March 31, 2015.
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Top cop under fire on witness stand

The lawyer of an Aranos farmer, who is accused of killing his wife, has argued that Hardap Police Commissioner Kobus Meyer’s evidence in the matter is “one-sided” and “destructive”.
Advocate Louis Botes, who is defending Willem Visagie Barnard, 61, said Meyer had said in his statement that the accused had opened the safe and showed him a 38mm.
However, he testified in the court that Barnard told him that he could not remember how the firearm came into his hands.
Aneta Barnard was shot dead on April 10, 2010, at the farm Choris in the Aranos District.
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Meet the presidential candidates

A total of 16 parties are registered with the ECN but its Director of Operations said only nine parties submitted names for the presidential election.
The all-male candidates include Swapo’s Hage Geingob, Hidipo Hamutenya of the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), the DTA’s McHenry Venaani, the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters’ (NEFF’s) Epafras Mukwiilongo and Swanu’s Usutuaije Maamberua.
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YOU can afford mass housing

The latest National Housing Enterprise (NHE) report on government’s mass housing project has revealed that even poor citizens will be able to afford a home, with monthly repayments ranging between N$610 and N$4 310. In the report - seen by Namibian Sun – low-income earners will be able to afford a 32 square metre subsidised house, while the project’s largest non-subsidised home is 68 square metres in size, and will cost middle-income earners a monthly repayment of N$4 310. Various other categories of units also form part of the housing scheme. Read more about YOU can afford mass housing

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Family angry after two-month autopsy delay

A family has been left fuming because the body of a 64-year-old relative has been lying in the Katutura State Hospital Mortuary for two months, without a post-mortem being done, which they claim will prove he died after an assault.
Gustaf Kavura’s relatives further allege that the doctor who is supposed to complete the medical forms for the autopsy has refused to do so.
They say a post-mortem will prove allegations that their loved one was assaulted by his employer in July for stealing four goats and two sheep in Karasburg.
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Ndeitunga aims for Interpol top spot

Inspector-General of the Namibian Police Sebastian Ndeitunga is campaigning as an African candidate for the Interpol Executive Committee.
Ndeitunga said he has been campaigning in Africa, Europe, America and other parts of the world.
“I am hopeful that I will be able to swim the higher waves of different oceans and be a successful candidate. I rely on everybody’s support and should I win it would be good for Namibia as a country,” said Ndeitunga.
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Luxury vehicle crashes into dune

Two passengers sustained minor injuries when the driver of the vehicle they were travelling in swerved to avoid a head-on collision and crashed into a dune along the C14 road in Walvis Bay on Friday night.
The three occupants of a Mercedes Benz, Jamiel Muller, 18, his younger brother Mikeal, 12, and a friend, Mike Coleman, 22, were taken to hospital for observation and treatment after the incident. Mikeal Muller was treated for chest pains while Mike received treatment for injuries to his head, neck and knee.
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No slackness in Namibian courts, says magistrate

A Windhoek magistrate yesterday warned the prosecution not to paint a picture of laxity in the country’s courtrooms and to expedite matters in courts.
Magistrate Johannes Shuuveni was speaking at the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court in Katutura when the State asked for another postponement in the case of three Chinese men accused of trying to smuggle 14 rhino horns worth more than N$2 million out of Namibia. Li Xiaoliang, Li Zhibing and Pu Xuexin appeared on charges of possession and export of controlled wildlife products and for contravening the Prevention of Organised Crime Act.
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