Walvis Bay

Walvis residents told not to panic over housing list

Walvis residents told not to panic over housing list

Martin Endjala Residents living in the Walvis Bay’s two suburbs Naraville and Kuisebmond have been advised not panic over the list of names who are selected to be allocated houses in the two suburbs, saying that the municipal administrators are working within the regulatory frameworks and will ensure that every resident is treated fairly in the compilation of the list. “If you are not on the list do not be alarmed, the administrators are working on it,” councilor Ryan Gordon of the Landless People’s Movement said recently during his local authority update briefing in Walvis Bay on housing and social…
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Whither to Namibia, is there ever a point of halting and/or return?

A young man last week lost his life in Walvis Bay over a vetkoek. He grabbed a vetkoek from a street vendor and while trying to get away to go and enjoy, which may have been his first eat in how many days, who knows, and indeed the last, he was hit by a car. A sad story indeed! Many a times our government has been priding itself in the fact people in the country do not die from hunger. A young lad lost his life after grabbing something to eat which in the end he could not enjoy having…
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Walvis Bay CEO and three others suspended

Walvis Bay CEO and three others suspended

Andrew Kathindi The Walvis Bay municipal council through its management Committee has resolved to suspend its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Muronga Haigura along with three others over the alleged misappropriation of millions. The missing funds, estimated at N$24 million, were part of the massive urban land servicing initiative, but however never reached the municipality account and remain unaccounted for. “As a result of the investigation by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) with regards to the alleged misappropriation of funds, CEO Muronga Haigura, General Manager of Community and Economic Development Agosthino Victor, Manager of Housing and Properties Jack Manale, and Properties Clerk…
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The need for housing cannot wait

As we wait for the confirmed election results, there are consistent nightmare problems in Namibia that must not be eclipsed. The need for affordable and decent housing cannot wait. In Walvis Bay, a consortium of fishing companies began constructing accommodation for 300 of their employees. Over N$65 million is in the pot for costs. This is an example of what must happen all over the country. Government and business must push everything to the back of the line – housing must be the #1 focus in 2021. This consortium of fishing companies gets a nod of approval for their housing…
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Air Namibia announces Ondangwa, Walvis Bay flights

Air Namibia announces Ondangwa, Walvis Bay flights

Staff Writer Air Namibia has announced that it will operate flights between Ondangwa and Walvis Bay from the 4th of December 2020 to the 10th of January 2021. The flights according to the airline will be operated on Fridays and Sundays and serviced by Air Namibia’s Embraer Jet (ERJ) aircraft with 37 seating capacity, with travel time between the north and the coast expected to be 60 minutes. “This development opens new travel possibilities and opportunities, as the national airline continues to respond positively to the increasing demand of flying by air. This much-needed service will give our passengers a…
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Shannon murder twist…as second suspect appears in court

Shannon murder twist…as second suspect appears in court

Helena Johannes In a new twist to the Shannon Wasserfall murder case, a second suspect Steven Mulundu (22) has appeared in the Walvis Bay magistrate courts charged with murder and obstruction of justice. Mulundu was denied bail and reminded in custody until the 7th of December after he was arrested on Thursday after he handed himself over at the Narraville police station in Kuisbmund, confessing to having assisted the 1st suspect, Azaan Madisia (28) to dispose the body of Shannon. According the police spokesperson Kauna Shikwambi, Mulundu is believed to be a brother of Madisia who is the main suspect…
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Suspect in court charged with Shannon’s murder

Suspect in court charged with Shannon’s murder

Helena Johannes A Walvis Bay resident, Azaan Madisia (28) made her first court appearance in the Walvis Bay magistrate court on charges of murder and obstruction of court of law in connection with Shannon Wasserfall’s disappearance. The suspect was denied bail and the case postponed to 07 December 2020 for further investigations. Her arrest and arraignment before the courts is the first major breakthrough in the case since the disappearance of Wasserfall more than six months ago. Chief Inspector Sam Shilemba told the Windhoek Observer that Madisia is the only suspect that has been arrested in connection with Wasserfall’s disappearance.…
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The remains in the dunes

The recent grisly discovery of human remains in a shallow grave at Walvis Bay near the C14 roadblock is a tragedy. This sad situation is one of many involving the death, rape, beating, and disappearances of young women in Namibia. When will we value women and girls enough to stop preying on them? While an official DNA test on the remains in the dunes must be done to legally make the identification, it has been widely speculated that Shannon Wasserfall, missing since April 10th, has now been found. The family and numerous friends of Shannon were actively reminding the nation…
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Police detain suspect over Shannon case …as remains arrive in Windhoek for testing

Police detain suspect over Shannon case …as remains arrive in Windhoek for testing

Andrew Kathindi The Namibian Police has announced that a woman has been detained for further questioning in connection with the discovery of humans remains, believed to be that of Shannon Wasserfall. The development comes after Tega Matheus, Wasserfall’s father revealed to the Windhoek Observer that he and his other daughter had received an anonymous SMS with the exact location of the remains, which are believed to be that of Wasserfall, who went missing on 10 April this year. “Due to the circumstances under which the human remains were discovered, the police have registered a case of murder, alternatively, defeating the…
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Police delay DNA testing for Shannon case…as victim’s father complains about police

Police delay DNA testing for Shannon case…as victim’s father complains about police

Helena Johannes and Andrew Kathindi The confirmation of the identity of human remains discovered in Walvis Bay on Tuesday could be delayed amid revelations that the police forensics laboratory needed to undertake the tests are currently not functional. The remains are believed to belong to Shannon Wasserfall who has been missing since April, 2020. Tests done in police laboratories are crucial in providing a positive identity through DNA testing. “The DNA test is not done yet as the equipment is being moved from the old laboratory to the new laboratory. Due to this, the remains are still in the police…
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