Guardians charged with murder sentenced

A 37-year-old former police officer who was convicted of murdering his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter in June 2020 has been sent to prison for 20 years.

Sydney Ikosa was also sentenced to a further six years for abuse and neglecting Joy Ikosa, now deceased, and six months for common assault of the same child.

The six years and six months of imprisonment have been ordered to run concurrently with 20 years of murder.

Abused four-year-old recovering

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The four-year-old girl from the Omaheke Region who was physically abused by her cousins is recovering well.

The Omaheke Governor, in company with some government officials and Standard Bank, visited the family to check on the girl's condition.

The girl from Ourunduwozondjima was mercilessly beaten by her three cousins, themselves minors, last month.

Responsibility given to parents to safeguard children from digital realm

Enhancing the rights of the African child in the digital realm necessitates accessible and affordable internet connectivity as well as information and communication technology devices.

However, the Executive Director in the Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture, Sanet Steenkamp, says this advancement also exposes children to the potential violation of their rights, particularly the risk of online sexual exploitation.

Drug abuse in Namibia a growing concern - Shikongo

The Inspector General of the Police, Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo, says drug abuse in Namibia is a growing concern and is responsible for increased criminal activities happening in many communities.

The Inspector General of the Namibian Police says more than 4,000 inmates are awaiting trial for drug-related crimes.

Substance abuse is an enormous social problem in the country. Many young people are introduced to drugs through their peers.

Children of late Gedrud Rooi say police aware of father's alleged abusive nature

Children of the late Gertrud Rooi say NamPol's Gender-Based Violence Investigation Unit and the police at Dordabis are aware of their father's alleged abusive nature.

The 57-year-old Rooi and her 30-year-old daughter, Goldie Landsberg, were allegedly shot dead on Saturday at Stinkwater by Edward Rooi.

Reporter Emil Seibeb and cameraman Festus Mbendeka visited the family's home this morning, where the late Rooi's children told them of how they grew up in a toxic and violent environment with their father, who now faces murder charges.