Malakia Shipanga denied bail

42-year-old Malakia Shipanga was denied bail during his first appearance in the Walvis Bay Magistrate's Court for the murder of a 36-year-old man in Kuisebmond, Walvis Bay, over the weekend.

According to the incident report provided by the Erongo Police, a fight broke out at a house on Kilimandjaro Street in the Tutaleni suburb of Kuisebmond around 15:20 on Sunday.

Retired Education Director for Zambezi granted bail

The retired Education Director for the Zambezi Region, Innocent Mahoto, who stands accused of raping a minor and human trafficking, was granted bail by Katima Mulilo Magistrate Davy Kambinda on Friday.

The incident came to light through the police suggestion box: he impregnated a 15-year-old Zambian girl whose parents worked for him.

His lawyer, Bernard Tjatjara, submitted an urgent application for bail when his client made his first court appearance a week ago.

Traditional healer denied bail

A traditional healer suspected of murder was denied bail at the Rundu Magistrate's Court on Friday.

This decision comes in light of the deaths of two women at Kandjara Village, located in the Ndiyona Constituency of Kavango East.

The deceased women had sought treatment from the traditional healer, Andrew Haushiku Mberema, prior to their untimely demise.

45-year-old Mberema initially fled the village but later surrendered himself to the police in Ndiyona on Wednesday.

Three men who appeared at Rundu Magistrate's Court for illegal timber harvesting denied bail

Three men who appeared at the Rundu Magistrate's Court for illegal timber harvesting have been denied bail.

The three, John Shininge, Paulus Leevi, and Sebastian Sitwafa, were arrested at Rundu after they were found in possession of 76 timber planks and a processing machine.

The suspects could not provide a permit permitting them to harvest timber.

The case is postponed to July 25.

Nigel van Wyk bail hearing application postponed

The bail hearing application of Nigel van Wyk, one of the accused in the fishrot scandal, has been postponed to 11 April.

Van Wyk is remanded in custody until his next appearance.

Responding to questions from his lawyer, Mbanga Siyomunje, Van Wyk submitted that his separation from his family had taken a toll on their livelihoods and his wife's health.

He thus urged the Court to uphold the Constitutional provision of protecting families.

Okakarara farmers demand Magistrates' Court to stop granting bail to stock thieves suspects

A group of farmers from Okakarara Constituency is demanding that the Magistrate's Court stop granting bail to stock theft suspects.

The farmers, under the banner of the Okakarara Residents Association Fighting for Development, claim repeat offenders set free on bail continue with the same criminal activities.

The fed-up farmers held a demonstration on Monday in front of the Okakarara Magistrate's Court, where the spokesperson, Mbimbi Kambaekua, said they are losing livestock to rustlers every other week.

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.


Ricardo Gustavo has complied with the Supreme Court order and handed himself over to the Windhoek Correctional Facility just minutes before the given deadline of 17:00.

Deputy Commissioner General of the Namibian Correctional Services, Sam Shalulange confirmed that Gustavo was accompanied by his close family members.

Gustavo who was granted bail in December last year December has been ordered by the Supreme Court to report to the Windhoek prison by 17:00 today.