Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) Regional Secretary for Khomas Region Emmanuel Paulus allegedly attempted to bribe the ‘struggle kids’ by presenting them with an envelope stuffed with cash, after the shooting incident outside the Swapo headquarters on Wednesday Paulus arrived at the scene, called one of the ‘struggle kids’ and then presented him with a brown envelope, allegedly containing an unspecified amount of money. The ‘struggle kids’ reportedly felt insulted by the attempt to buy them off and felt it demeaned what they were trying to achieve with the demonstration and a life lost in the protest.
Windhoek is abuzz as Swapo party members from all the 14 regions have streamed into the capital for the party’s much-anticipated electoral college that will take place at the Safari Hotel from Friday. As many as 204 delegates will attend the electoral college, the majority of whom come from the regions, numbering 98. Sixty-six (66) consist of current members of the national assembly, six from the Elders Council, six from the youth wing, ten from Women’s Council and six from the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW).
THE National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (Namcor) expects further delays in the submission of its business plan to restore its fuel import mandate, MD Obeth Kandjoze said in an interview this week. “Initial planning was that the business plans compilation process would be completed towards the end of September 2014 to allow for [the] internal approval process for another month before finally submitting it to the authorities at the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) by October 2014.
THREE unknown assailants stabbed a 62-year old man to death on Thursday morning around 08h00 between the 7de Laan and 8ste Laan informal settlements in Windhoek. Former DTA president Katuutire Kaura, who is cousin to the late deceased, confirmed that Peet Mupurua died on arrival at the Katutura State Hospital around 10h00. The deceased stopped at a four way stop where an unknown man stabbed him in the arm through the driver’s window.
THE Ministry of Youth, National Services, Sports and Culture has laid out plans to build a multipurpose sports complex in Okakarara, the Acting Director of Sports in the ministry Bernard Kaanjuka said this week. The dusty rural town has not had any proper sports facilities, and the town has had to stage tournaments in derelict stadia.