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Spate of armed robberies rock Omaruru-area

Spate of armed robberies rock Omaruru-area

Sharlien Tjambari and Eileen van der Schyff A series of armed robberies in Omaruru over the last week came as a huge shock to the town’s residents and follows only days after an elderly lady was overpowered, raped and robbed of her belongings. The public, specifically residents of Omaruru and the surrounding areas, are urged […]

Armed robbers hit Nampost at Arandis

Armed robbers hit Nampost at Arandis

Isaac Chikosi An armed robbery rocked the small community of Arandis on Wednesday. Two armed men entered Nampost’s post office in the town between 09:00 and 10:00, held up the only employee on duty and fled with N$20 000 in cash. The incident was confirmed by Nampol spokesperson, Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu. The two suspects entered […]

Taxi Driver finds abandoned new born

Taxi Driver finds abandoned new born

Sharlien Tjambari A new-born baby girl wrapped in a blanket next to a dustbin was discovered by a Taxi driver earlier this week. The taxi driver picked up a child for school at 06:45 on Tuesday morning in Tulinawa, Swakopmund when he found the baby laying next to a dustbin in the yard. The man […]

Suspected farm murderer arrested

Suspected farm murderer arrested

Eileen van der Schyff The suspect who allegedly brutally murdered a farmer this past weekend was arrested. Twenty-two-year-old Nicolas Manganda was arrested at Rundu, Kavango East on Tuesday afternoon. He was brought before a magistrate who ordered his transfer under custody to Karibib where he will make a first appearance on charges of murder, kidnapping […]

Farm murder rocks Erongo

Farm murder rocks Erongo

Eileen van der Schyff Nicolas Manganda from Rundu murdered his new employer with an axe while he was busy milking the goats, then forced the farmer’s wife into her murdered husband’s vehicle, sped off and overturned the vehicle and fled further on foot. Manganda was employed on the farm in the Otjimbingwe area since October […]

Thugs arrested minutes after robbing a tourist

Thugs arrested minutes after robbing a tourist

Floris Sreenkamp   Walvis Bay: Two men who overpowered and robbed a European tourist at a public toilet at the Walvis Bay lagoon yesterday were arrested minutes after the crime was committed. Their two co-accomplices are still on the run, but their identities are known and the police believe their arrest is imminent. A tourist […]

Tourist keeps his cool

Tourist keeps his cool

Eileen van der Schyff A tourist kept his cool on Saturday after-noon when a group of people stopped and broke into his vehicle parked next to the airport road. He could take this picture as the group fled the scene in this white Audi. The getaway vehicle’s registration mark could be recognised as N7171W as […]

“I hve to look after my jobless girlfriend and three-year-old child”

“I hve to look after my jobless girlfriend and three-year-old child”

Floris Steenkamp One of the suspects in the murder in August last year in Swakopmund of the elderly couple, Siegfried and Roswitha Strzelecki, argues he needs to get bail in order to earn an income to care for his unemployed girlfriend and his three-year-old child. He further argues bail would also afford him the opportunity […]

Ten months jail time for thugs who broke into tourist’s car

Ten months jail time for thugs who broke into tourist’s car

You do the crime, you do the time. The message is clear now that crimes against tourists and other visitors to Namibia will no longer be tolerated. You are guaranteed of a prison sentence if convicted. The three thugs, who were recently found guilty of breaking into a South African tourist’s vehicle parked next to […]

Swakopmund Psychiatrist to be tried on rape charges

Swakopmund Psychiatrist to be tried on rape charges

Dr Pieter van der Westhuizen, the Swakopmund-based psychiatrist who allegedly drugged and raped a woman in his practice in 2015, will stand trial in the Windhoek High Court in June next year. His trial is due to start on 17 June. Van der Westhuizen faces three charges of rape, one of indecent assault and a […]

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