Minister of Justice Yvonne Dausab

Sex Offender Register not to be rushed

Sex Offender Register not to be rushed

Tujoromajo Kasuto MINISTRY of Justice, Chief Public Relations Officer Simon Idipo says the introduction of the National Register for Sex Offenders in Namibia ought not to be rushed and a thorough examination be made before its implementation because of the implications of such a register would have on the wider society. The process of the introduction of the register was expected to be started this month, but Idipo said the process was delayed because of the ongoing consultations involving all stakeholders. The delays, he maintained included administrative processes to ensure that all is in place to get the system in…
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Youth condemn police brutality …as Ndeitunga is unrepentant

Youth condemn police brutality …as Ndeitunga is unrepentant

Andrew Kathindi Namibian youth have condemned the actions of police over the weekend after 24 young people were arrested while protesting against gender-based violence (GBV) and rape. This comes after Inspector General of the Namibian Police; Sebastian Ndeitunga on Monday defended the police action, stating that protestors, including four journalists were arrested for “acting outside the scope of a peaceful protest.” “It’s very unfortunate the response that came from the Police, especially the side of the special reserve force. Being on the ground since day one, being in support of the protest, we have not observed any form of violence…
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The Thin Blue Line

The Time Traveler: Hugh Ellis I sincerely hope the Minister of Justice is wrong. The State of Emergency set up to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic was lifted last week on the night of September 17th. If Namibian social media is anything to go by, the next few days were filled with partying, drinking, non-mask wearing and lack of enforcement of social distancing and sanitising requirements. On September 19th, Minister of Justice Yvonne Dausab tweeted: ‘I too am very concerned. People have completely thrown caution to the wind. Parties are abound. Funerals are crowded. Music is loud. Masks are in…
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