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New allegations arise in Okahandja shooting incident

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New allegations have emerged in the Okahandja shooting incident, where five men lost their lives in April 2023 in connection with an alleged planned robbery.

The men were shot and killed by the Namibian Police and the Windhoek City Police.

The serious allegations have been made public on social media pages by activist Michael Amushelelo.

Identity of 6th suspect in Okahandja shooting a mystery

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The Namibian Police have yet to release the identity of the sixth suspect, who allegedly jumped out of the vehicle and fled from the Okahandja shooting in April this year.

In a police report released a week after the incident, the Head of Operations in the Namibian Police, Major General Elias Mutota, explained the police received intelligence about a planned robbery at a farm in the |Khomas district and a subsequent robbery at a gambling house in Okahandja, prompting a hot pursuit.

Employer accidentally shoots employee at Farm Choiganab No.262

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A 29-year-old farmworker died on Saturday morning after he was accidentally shot by his employer during an alleged hunting spree on Farm Choiganab No. 262 in the Grootfontein district.

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Unit Commander for Community Affairs, Inspector Maureen Mbeha, told Nampa on Sunday that the incident occurred at 00h30 and that the deceased has been identified by his relatives as Jacob Kache.

Senior police officer allegedly fatally shoots his wife and himself at Mariental

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A senior police officer allegedly shot and killed his wife at Mariental before turning the gun on himself on Thursday. 

Hardap Police Acting Commander, Deputy Commissioner Gesina Nell confirmed the senior cop, who held the rank of inspector, shot and killed his wife inside the Aimablaagte AGS church in full view of other congregants. 

He then left the church and allegedly killed himself at a government home assigned to police officers. 

Deputy Commissioner Nell said the cop was on sick leave when he committed the murder and suicide. 

Case opened against police who shot five men in Okahandja

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NamPol Deputy Inspector General, Major General Elias Mutota, says a case of murder has been opened against the police officers who shot and killed five men in Okahandja last Tuesday.

Major General Mutota's remarks are contained in a three-page formal report released by his office on Tuesday.

Mutota says that the police, through intelligence, learned of a planned robbery at a farm in the |Khomas district and that the alleged robbers also planned to rob a gambling house, JS Slots, at Okahandja.

Police Remain Mum on Okahandja Shooting

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The National Spokesperson of the Namibian Police, Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, has informed the media that the official report by the police, in which five men were allegedly shot and killed by the Namibian Police Force and members of the Windhoek City Police, might be released today.

"We will communicate to the media as soon as we receive the report/update from the substantive offices. Probably today," noted Shikwambi, after she was probed on the progress of the report.

Two white rhinos shot and their horns removed at farm Otjisauona

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Two white rhinos have been shot and their horns removed at farm Otjisauona, in the Windhoek district.

The Namibian police report that the incident took place between Friday and Monday.

The rhinos are valued at N$660 000.

In another incident at a private farm near Windhoek, a case of hunting of protected game was opened after the carcass of a white rhino was discovered.