Man arrested for stealing copper cables


A 38-year-old Namibian man was apprehended by Nshimwe security guards at Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region while he was digging for copper cables.

The suspect was handed over to the police, who charged him with theft.

Two other suspects managed to escape arrest.

The NORED Regional Manager for Operations in the Zambezi Region, Sylvester Chaka, who was at the scene, told nbc News that they carried out investigations after realising that the town centre was without power.

Two nabbed for killing rhinos at Etosha


The Namibian Police Force in the Oshikoto Region has opened a case of illegal hunting against two men aged 44 and 31 for allegedly killing two black rhinos worth about N$1 million without a permit.

The region's Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Titus Ekandjo, said the incident occurred on Sunday at an unknown time at the Kameeldoring waterhole in Etosha National Park, close to Oshivelo.

The suspects reside in Kotengua village near Opuwo and Omatando village near Ongwediva. 

Gobabis farmers appear in Witvlei Magistrates' Court


Eight farmers from Gobabis were arrested for trespassing at Farm Witsand in the district of Witvlei.

The group moved into Farm Witsand on Saturday, which belongs to the Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, with their livestock and other belongings.

According to the information obtained from the police, eight farmers moved into Farm Witsand, occupied the farm warehouse premises, and erected shacks without authorization.

Suspected Oshana serial rapist arrested


A serial rapist suspect wanted in the Oshana Region was finally arrested on Friday at Ohadiwa village near Ongha in the Ohangwena Region after being positively identified by the two minor victims at the Oshakati Police station during an identification parade.

According to NamPol's community affairs officer in the Oshana Region, Warrent Officer Frieda Shikole-Ashiyana, the suspect is an 18-year-old male.

The suspect is linked to the sexual assault of the two girls, aged ten and eleven, respectively, at Onheleiwa and Ohambungu-Onamutayi villages last weekend.

Two more suspects arrested for Amwaalwa murder 


Two more men appeared in the Swakopmund Magistrate's Court on murder charges related to the death of Peter Bockky Amwaalwa.

They joined four other suspects who appeared in court on Monday on similar charges.

Joram Gariseb, 18, and Lucky Gamathan, 41, were not asked to plead after their rights to legal representation were read to them.

The 22-year-old Amwaalwa was found dead and in a pool of blood in Swakopmund's Mondesa suburb by police officers on patrol about two weeks ago.

Call to release Michael Amushelelo grows on social media


A movement calling for the immediate release of arrested activist Michael Amushelelo is growing on social media.

Amushelelo was arrested on Namibia’s 33rd Independence Day.

Amushelelo, together with fellow activist Dimbulukeni Nauyoma and PDM lawmaker Inna Hengari, were arrested by the Namibian police after they arrived at the scene of a gathered crowd that had been mobilised to stage a protest against unemployment.

Suspect in the Otjomuise Shopping Centre robbery arrested


A suspect in the violent robbery at the Otjomuise Shopping Centre in May has been arrested in the Omusati Region.

Andreas Shaanika, who is believed to have been part of the robbery, appeared at a northern magistrate's court.

The police reported in May that five men allegedly followed the victim, who had just withdrawn N$50,000.00 from a local bank, and attacked him at the Otjomuise shopping centre. The suspects, according to the police, were armed with knives, a panga, and a pistol and robbed the victim of a bag containing the withdrawn money.

Ashipala Secondary School learner arrested after allegedly killing her newborn


An 18-year-old learner from Ashipala Secondary School in Omusati Region was arrested after she allegedly killed her newborn child at the school's hostel.

Police preliminary investigations reveal that the suspect gave birth to a baby boy and stuffed toilet paper in the baby's mouth, suffocating him.

She then wrapped the baby in her t-shirt and hid the body in the hostel room cupboard.

School learners discovered blood in the shower and informed the school teacher, who alerted the police officers, who ultimately made the grisly discovery.

Caprivi Concerned Group calls for release of UDP members arrested at Kaliyangile Village


Members of the Caprivi Concerned Group staged a demonstration at Katima Mulilo, calling for the release of five members of the UDP who were arrested at Kaliyangile Village.

The United Democratic Party (UDP), representing people from the Zambezi who are advocating for the secession of the region, was banned in 2006 from holding meetings in Namibia.

Five UDP members who are in custody are Benjamin Kubona, Harris Mushe, Lister Mubonda, Ben Kumpoma, and Derick Ziambo.

They were arrested for conducting an illegal meeting on April 25.