Woman appears before magistrate’s court on charge of malicious damage to property

OUTAPI: A 31-year-old woman from Onhimbu informal settlement at Outapi in the Omusati Region, on Monday appeared before that town’s magistrate’s court on charge of malicious damage to property Spokeperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the region, Sergeant Hesekiel Hamalwa, confirmed this to Nampa today.

Imene Naatye Nangolo is accused of torching a flag of the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), which was reportedly removed from the premises of Helvy Shilongo – a member of the official opposition, over the weekend.

Nangolo allegedly torched the flag on Sunday at about 18h00, when a mob of supporters of the Swapo Party went to Shilongo’s house where they allegedly threatened her because of her membership with the RDP.

The mob is said to have also threatened to burn down Shilongo’s house, promoting the intervention of the police to diffuse the situation.

Hamalwa pointed out that Nangolo was released on warning and she is expected to return to court on 12 December this year.

The Police are yet to arrest a suspect in connection with the torching of an RDP T-shirt, which was allegedly also done during the the scuffle between Swapo and RDP supporters at Shilongo’s place over the weekend.

WINDHOEK: German airline, Condor, made its maiden flight between Frankfurt and Windhoek, landing at the Hosea Kutako International Airport at 20h35 yesterday. A total of 259 passengers were on board.

The historical flight was witnessed by German Ambassador to Namibia, Onno Hückmann; Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Works and Transport, Peter Mwatile; Acting CEO of the Namibia Airports Company (NAC), Tamer El-Kallawi and several travel agents.

Speaking during the brief welcoming ceremony of the Condor aircraft, El-Kallawi said NAC is committed to provide world class airport services and abide by the highest safety standards.

‘In line with the key lessons learnt during the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Coordinated Validated Mission (ICVM) audit, we at NAC are delighted to announce that the staff had undergone intensive training in aviation safety and security to boost the depth and scope of our operations, he said.

El-Kallawi assured all airlines making use of the Hosea Kutako International Airport that the NAC will strive to provide a safe and secure environment fro them to operate in.

The airline will offer two flights per week between Windhoek and Frankfurt on Mondays and Thursdays, arriving at 20h35 and departing on the same day for Germany at 22h05.

The route will be serviced by a Boeing 767-300 with a seating capacity of 259. The flight duration is around 10 hours 35 minutes.