Retired Educational Director in Zambezi Region makes first court appearance 


Innocent Mahoto, a 78-year-old retired Director of Education in the Zambezi Region, appeared before Katima Mulilo Magistrate Davy Kambinda for the first time.

He is facing charges related to rape.

Mahoto stands accused of raping a 16-year-old girl who is a learner at one of the local schools in the Zambezi Region.

It is alleged that he had a sexual relationship with her from December 2022 to March 2023.

Foreign nationals appear in Katima Mulilo magistrate court on charges of illegal timber harvest


A Zambian and Zimbabwean national appeared before the Katima Mulilo Magistrate's Court on charges of illegal harvesting of timber in Namibia.

They are 60-year-old Domingo Armando,  a Zambian national and 50-year-old Thomas Mupfugami, a Zimbabwean national. 

Both suspects are represented by a private lawyer, Ivine Ntelamo from Inonge Mainga Attorney. 

They were not asked to plea to the charges. 

The duo was remanded in custody after the state had objected to the granting of bail because they are all foreigners and fears that they might flee the country.