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“Your father caused the accident” – Defence Advocate insists collision on Dippenaar’s side of the road

“Your father caused the accident” – Defence Advocate insists collision on Dippenaar’s side of the road

Antonia Joschko, the key-witness in the Dippenaar murder trial spent more than five hours on the witness stand on Wednesday and Thursday under a gruelling cross-examination by Jandré Dippenaar’s defense, Advocate Louis Botes. Dippenaar is among other charges accused of having caused the deaths of six people in a vehicle accident on the Swakopmund-Henties Bay […]

Major drug bust at Henties Bay

Major drug bust at Henties Bay

The Namibian Police continues to pounce on the coast’s drug underworld. In the latest results of an ongoing operation, this time in Henties Bay’s Omdel suburb, drugs were found to the value of N$42 350-00 as well as more than N$43 000 in cash which is believed to be drug proceeds. The success follows only […]

A street fight breaks out in Swakopmund

A street fight breaks out in Swakopmund

A video circulated on social media of two young men embroiled in a street fight in Swakopmund’s central business district, witnessed by shocked residents and tourists. The incident occurred around lunch time and leads to renewed concerns over the youth of the coastal towns walking around armed with knives and other potentially harmful weapons. In […]

Pelican Point is beaming again

Pelican Point is beaming again

The Pelican Point lighthouse is back as beacon of safety for shipping in the area. One of the lighthouse’s powerful light bulbs malfunctioned just over a week ago, rendering the lighthouse ineffective at night to warn passing ships against running aground. The Pelican Point Lighthouse is painted in black and white bands, which makes it […]

ESK vier 50ste bestaans jaar

ESK vier 50ste bestaans jaar

Die Evangeliese Sending Kerk Narraville het oor die loop van die naweek fees gevier as gemeenskap vir die kerk se 50ste bestaansjaar. Deel van die vieringe was ‘n jeug byeenkoms Vrydagaand, asook ‘n manne onbyt en vroue tee Saterdagoggend en dan was die Saterdag afgesluit met ‘n vreugdevolle evangelievertoning waar Heavenly Sounds die gaskunstenaars vir […]

Car hits train at railway crossing

Car hits train at railway crossing

A black BMW reportedly slammed into the third carriage of a train on Sunday evening at the DRC railway crossing near the Swakopmund roadblock. The incident occurred as the train was passing the the rail crossing. The driver, who was the sole occupant, was transported to hospital by the Swakop State Ambulance for evaluation, but […]

Teacher gravely injured as vehicle ploughs into group of cyclists on C14

Teacher gravely injured as vehicle ploughs into group of cyclists on C14

Nampol Head of Operations Division Deputy Commissioner Tobi Gerber also among cyclists who were injured. A teacher of the Walvis Bay Private High School, Miss Ané Hanekom, remains in a critical yet stable condition in the high care unit of the Welwitschia Private Hospital, after she and two fellow cyclists were hit by a vehicle […]

Group claims Chinese artisans chosen over Namibian artisans

Group claims Chinese artisans chosen over Namibian artisans

A group of Namibian skilled workers who could not obtain employment at China Harbour and Engineering Company (CHEC) says the award of tenders to foreign companies, at the expense of local businesses and employment amounts to colonialism. The group organised themselves into a group called the Professional Artisans Skills Organisation (PASO), to give skilled Namibians […]

Dangerous weapons confiscated

Dangerous weapons confiscated

More than a thousand individual items and weapons like knives, machetes, axes, screwdrivers, small firearms and even toy guns were confiscated from people who have been wandering the streets of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund at night. The police treat all these confiscated items as potential weapons to commit crimes like robbery and housebreaking. The majority […]

Collision was “impossible” to avoid

Collision was “impossible” to avoid

“I took my sister’s hand and told her that we’ll make it, but her hand did not feel as though it was a living hand. Then various people pulled me out of the wreckage.” This was the testimony of Antonia Joschko in the Swakopmund regional court where the murder trial of Jandré Dippenaar resumed on […]

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