Man survives gruesome attack at Walvis Bay


A 28-year-old man survived a gruesome attack early last Sunday morning.

It is believed that an unknown assailant attacked the man with a sharp object, believed to be either a knife or a broken bottle, in the early hours of Sunday at the Tutaleni residential in Walvis Bay. 

The victim sustained open wounds on his right shoulder and right upper ribs, which left his lungs and intestines protruding. 

The man was taken to the hospital, where his condition was described as stable but critical. 

Man sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping daughters


A 48-year-old father of six children was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for raping his daughters, aged 10 and 12.

The accused was 39 years old at the time of committing the horrid offences against his daughters.

Regional Magistrate Frans Anderson sentenced the father, whose name cannot be disclosed to protect the identities of his daughters, to 15 years imprisonment on each of the two counts of rape.

He ordered that 10 years of the 15 years imposed on count two of rape run concurrently with the 15 years sentence on count one of rape.

Man arrested for alleged rape at Rosh Pinah


A man has been arrested at Rosh Pinah after allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl.

According to the Namibian Police, the teenager was looking for a ride from Rosh Pinah to Noordoewer. The 49-year-old driver, who is the suspect, then took the teen to his house, allegedly informing her that he was waiting for additional passengers who were scheduled to arrive from Oranjemund.

The suspect then raped the girl, according to the police report.

The suspect was arrested and detained at the Rosh Pinah police holding cells.

Man survives crocodile attack in Zambezi Region


A 30-year-old man survived a crocodile attack, though he lost a leg in the Zambezi Region.

Sitamwela Mualuka was approaching the river bank, returning from fishing in the Linyanti River at Maunga.

A senior nurse at the Katima State Hospital, where the victim is receiving treatment, says Mualuka was lucky to receive medical treatment as soon as he did after the attack.

Mualuka, an unemployed Zambian national, has lived in Namibia for many years, fishing for his livelihood.

Man commits suicide by slitting his throat


A 43-year-old man, Ndafelai Nghilifilwa, committed suicide by stabbing himself in the stomach and cutting his throat with a traditional knife (Omukonda) in his bedroom at Ononge village in the Nehale Lyampingana Constituency in full view of his seven-month-pregnant wife.

It’s alleged that the deceased told his 37-year-old wife that he was going to visit his mother in the morning, and upon his return in the afternoon, he came back with a container of Otombo and gave it to his wife.

Nghilifilwa then told their kids to go collect beans in their mahangu field.

Man arrested with elephant tusks granted bail


A man arrested for allegedly being in possession of two elephant tusks at the Buffalo checkpoint in the Mukwe Constituency on Friday, made his first appearance in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Lihako Sishwama, 31, appeared before magistrate Selma Shiiga, who granted him bail of N$10,000.

According to the charge sheet, Sishwama was arrested during a special police operation in the Mukwe Constituency.

He faces a charge of dealing in and being in possession of controlled wildlife products.