Namibia

Namibian lawyer tells national police chief: protect my client against abduction, rendition by Zim police  

A prominent legal firm in Namibia has written to that country’s inspector general of police asking for action to protect a senior Zimbabwe opposition figure, Chalton Hwende, on holiday in Namibia. Human rights lawyer, Norman Tjombe, told Jifa that his client, still safe in Namibia at the moment, had received credible information that members of Zimbabwe’s intelligence agency, the much-feared Central Intelligence Organisation, had arrived in Namibia intent on abducting him and taking him back to Zimbabwe.

Local shooting club targets Namibian defence force

Not all Namibians received the presents they wanted this past Christmas. Members of the Rehoboth Shooters Club, for example, found an extremely unwanted and unexpected “gift” delivered to their local club just days before Christmas. That gift, courtesy of the country’s defence force, was a substantial new chain and padlock on the club’s gate. This replaced the club’s own lock, cut off and removed by the army.

Namibia’s retired Judge Pio Teek and his daughter lose defamation claim bid

Read the judgment here on NamibLII

 

THE fishing fight involving former Judge Pio Teek dates back more than a decade to the establishment of a company called Old Man Fishing CC. This CC was specially set up to ensure that its members would benefit from a new scheme, announced by Namibia’s ministry of fisheries and marine resources, in terms of which fishing rights would be awarded to companies at least partly owned by black Namibians.

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