THE Chairperson of the Law Reform Development Commission Sacky Shanghala has received death threats following the tabling of the Third Constitutional Amendment Bill in parliament two weeks ago. In an interview on Tuesday, a rather jovial Shanghala said he had received threatening messages via SMS, email and over the phone since last week. “Yes I have received six death threats in total, of which five of them came last week and one call came this week.
Prime Minister Hage Geingob seemed to have finally managed to bring the Constitutional Amendments Bill back on track on Wednesday afternoon after initially facing fierce resistance in the National Assembly. This week the Prime Minister and members of the ruling Swapo party had to out-manoeuvre numerous attempts, not only to derail the passing of the draft Bill, but also to disrupt parliamentary discussions.
THE Federal Reserve’s impending interest rate hike as a result of improved global economic conditions will lead to a further depreciation of the Namibia dollar, local analysts have warned. The local inflation rate will likely increase as a result, and Namibians who over-extended themselves in terms of loans could expect to encounter hard times.
THE defence lawyer for the Kasi party murder suspect on Wednesday asked the court for a postponement of the case when the accused made a brief appearance in the Katutura Regional Court where his trial was set to continue. Defence lawyer Werner Janse van Rensburg asked for an extension to re-evaluate evidence after the state closed its case.
THE Namibian women’s national football team’s preparations for the TN Mobile CAF Women Championship taking place in Windhoek from 11 - 25 October this year have not gone according to plan, Coach Jacqueline Shipanga said this week. The Brave Gladiators will make their debut appearance at the biannual competition which ironically will also be played on Namibian soil for the very first time.