Grandfather allegedly rapes three-year-old granddaughter


Police in the Oshikoto Region have opened a case of rape against a 69-year-old man for allegedly raping his three-year-old granddaughter.

The incident allegedly happened on Sunday at Etuli Village in the Omuntele Constituency.

The victim resides at the suspect's house.

Police said the suspect allegedly told one of the minors to remain behind while others were going to look after goats in the field.

Later, the suspect was allegedly found by his daughter inserting his finger in the minor victim's private parts.

Pastor allegedly rapes female congregants


Police in the Omusati Region are high on the heels of a local pastor from Okandi Village, in the Etayi Constituency, who is alleged to have raped three of his female congregation members, aged between 17, 19, and 24 years. 

It is alleged that the suspect, who is the pastor and owner of the church that the victims attended, raped the women on separate occasions. On February 9th, he is accused of having raped the 24-year-old; on February 16th, the 17-year-old; and on February 24th, he allegedly raped the 19-year-old woman.

Gobabis councillor arrested for alleged rape of 19-Year-Old man


A local authority councillor in the Gobabis Municipality was arrested on Tuesday on charges of allegedly raping a 19-year-old man in Gobabis. 

It is alleged that the victim went to the Regional Governor's office to obtain important documents and met the 34-year-old suspect outside. 

According to the police report, the suspect, who was also attending a meeting at the Governor's office, allegedly instructed the victim to follow him to the toilet within the building premises. 

While there, the suspect started to undress the victim and raped him.

Suspect denies raping tourist


A 39-year-old resident of the Zambezi Region charged with the rape of a 60-year-old tourist near a tourist establishment in 2021 has denied any guilt for the crime when he appeared in the Katima Mulilo Magistrates Court on Friday.

Boniface Lubembo also pleaded not guilty to other charges laid against him, namely attempted murder, robbery, and assault.

Lubembo, who let go of his first legal aid lawyer after conflicting instructions, has again opted not to make further use of a second legal aid lawyer. 

Steve Biko Booys turns to High Court


Rape and incest-accused former Parliamentarian Steve Biko Booys, whose bail application was denied four times at the lower courts, has turned to the Windhoek High Court with hopes of regaining his freedom.

The High Court will deliver its judgement on Booys' plea for freedom on Friday.

The former Okahandja regional councillor has been in custody since his arrest in 2021.

Biko Booys was an outspoken regional councillor, and he became a member of parliament on the ticket of the Swapo party, with a seat in the upper house.

Man found guilty of raping stepdaughter


A 42-year-old resident of Mafuta Compound in the Zambezi Region was found guilty of the rape of his wife's 10-year-old daughter by the Katima Mulilo Regional Court on Friday.

Wilson Mubika Mushaukwa, convicted of rape under the Combating of the Rape Act, has been sentenced to 16 years imprisonment.

Katima Mulilo Principal Magistrate, Malilo Mwilima, found that the rape left permanent scars not only for the victim but for the whole family.

Disabled teen allegedly raped, impregnated


The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) is investigating a case of rape after a 19-year-old girl living with Down syndrome was allegedly raped and impregnated at an unknown time by an unknown suspect in Havana informal settlement, Windhoek.

According to NamPol spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, the matter only came to light after the victim started complaining about abdominal aches and was subsequently diagnosed with a 13-week pregnancy.

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.

Child rape continues unabated


A Grade 6 female learner was allegedly raped and later fell pregnant in the Oshikoto Region.

The police report states that the incident occurred between April and July of this year.

The suspect in this matter is a 37-year-old man; the unspeakable act, according to the police, happened over a period of time on many occasions at the victim's parents house.

In another case, the victim is fourteen, and the suspect is her cousin.

At Rehoboth, a mother of a 15-year-old has opened a case of rape.

Child marriage prevalent in Kavango East Region


Child marriage, child neglect, and people taking the law into their own hands are some of the prevalent issues in the Kavango East Region.

This was revealed by some law enforcement officers in Rundu.

The Regional Commander of Kavango East, Commissioner Johanna Ngondo, spoke about some of the widespread issues in the region during an engagement with nbc management.