Resettled farmers not paying rent, 7000 protection order applications, Majiedt fraud case, elections Windhoek East

November 17, 2015, 9:21am

Resettled farmers not paying rent

By Shinovene Immanuel, the Namibian

THE auditor general says that many resettled farmers in the country's four key farming regions are not paying rentals, a situation that has led to a loss of revenue by the state.

Auditor general Junias Kandjeke made these conclusions in the 2010 to 2013 land reform and resettlement programme audit report tabled in the National Assembly last week, where it was also found that many farms bought by government remain unoccupied for many years because of lack of infrastructure.

Kandjeke however could not say how much the government has lost over the years.

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7 000 applications for protection orders in 5 years

By Nomhle Kangootui, the Namibian. Photo: the Namibian

IN THE past five years, more than 7 000 applications for protection orders were submitted to the police and 5 493 of them were issued while 3 377 were served.

According to national statistics dating back to 2010 and made available by the police at the request of The Namibian, 2 533 orders were finalised, while 1 152 were withdrawn. It is not clear how many protection orders were issued against men and how many against women.

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Majiedt prays for forgiveness

Article and Photo by New Era Staff Reporter

Esmerelda Majiedt, the woman convicted of 404 counts of fraud by her own admission, yesterday asked forgiveness from the company she defrauded, AfriSam Namibia, and her children.

“My Lord, I wish to tell my children that I am sorry for this thing I brought over them,” a tearful Majiedt told Judge Christi Liebenberg during her testimony in mitigation of sentence.

She apologised to AfriSam for the losses she caused them and said if she could she would turn back the clock to undo her fraudulent acts.

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Battle on for Windhoek East

Article and photo by the Namibian Sun

With less than two weeks to go before the regional and local government elections, a scathing battle is expected for the coveted Windhoek East Constituency, which has been a Rally for Democracy and Progress stronghold, but is now under heavy siege from Swapo.

Swapo has been buoyed by its outstanding showing in last year’s general elections and by a host of recent defections by RDP stalwarts to it, including former party leader Hidipo Hamutenya. Windhoek East is the most affluent constituency in the capital, with some of the best schools, infrastructure and healthcare facilities.

It is currently under the control of the RDP after it pipped Swapo to the post by 90 votes in the 2010 elections.

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