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NAMPOL

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Namibia

NamPol records over 110 000 criminal cases

  The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has recorded 110 551 criminal cases, countrywide during the financial year 2023/24. The criminal cases range from robbery, rape, violence against women and children, and other forms of domestic violence, murder, theft of motor vehicles and livestock, dealing in drugs, housebreaking, and theft. This was revealed by Inspector General of NamPol, Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo on Monday during the official opening of a five-day […]

todayJuly 22, 2024 11

Namibia

Shangula pardoned in Kanyama defamation suit

      Minister of Health and Social Services, Kalumbi Shangula has been pardoned as a witness in a defamation matter involving prominent businessman Shapwa Kanyama. Kanyama and his wife, Beata Kanyama, are suing a northern-based former nurse, Mathilde Kadhikwa, after she allegedly insinuated that the couple funded their multimillion-dollar wedding with public funds in May 2022. Kanyama also claims Kadhikwa insinuated he committed crimes and that he is unlawfully […]

todayJuly 16, 2024 45

Namibia

Five perish in Oshivelo accident

    The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has confirmed the death of five people, who died in a motor vehicle accident between Oshivelo and Tsumeb in the early hours of Tuesday morning. NamPol Spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, said the accident happened around 01h00 when the driver of a White Nissan traveling from Walvisbay to Ondangwa, lost control of the vehicle, causing it to overturn. “The vehicle veered off the […]

todayJuly 16, 2024 11

Namibia

Multiple Arrests and Investigations Following Theft Incidents Across The Country

Three men will appear in the Mariental Magistrate’s Court on Monday for stock theft involving livestock worth N$12,000. In Walvis Bay, two men face charges of housebreaking and motor vehicle theft after stealing items valued at over 144 thousand from T&M Machine Tools, with the stolen items recovered. Additionally, police are investigating a theft from a motor vehicle also in Walvis Bay, where items worth close to 563 thousand were […]

todayJuly 15, 2024 6

Namibia

Police Commissioner’s Memo Links Missing Firearms to South African Gang Violence Surge

According to reports, a leaked memo from Namibian Police Commissioner Moritz !Naruseb has revealed a connection between missing Namibian Police firearms and a recent increase in gang violence in South Africa. !Naruseb addressed the memo to Namibian Police Deputy Inspector Elias Mutota on August 11, 2023, following a five-day investigation conducted by the South African Police Service's Directorate of Priority Crime Investigations (Hawks) in Namibia.

todayJuly 4, 2024 7

Namibia

Independence Avenue shooting in Windhoek leaves suspect dead

A robbery suspect was fatally shot on Independence Avenue near Auto Swiegers in Windhoek this morning. According to The Namibian Police Force (NAMPOL) spokesperson Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, the robbers stole an estimated N$45 000 in cash from a vehicle, and are suspected to have followed the driver from Katutura. A police officer, dressed in civilian clothing, was in the area at the time of the incident. After the suspects fired […]

todayJuly 2, 2024 37

Namibia

Crime Spree Of The Weekend Includes Break-ins, Theft, and Fatal Stabbing

On Friday Groot-Aub and Wanaheda were sites of multiple criminal incidents. In Groot-Aub, a generator valued at N$11,995.00 was stolen from a shack at Uiros. Meanwhile, in Wanaheda's Outapi Street, thieves made off with clothes, a gas cylinder, shoes, blankets, and cosmetics worth N$17,000.99 from a residence. In a tragic turn in Wanaheda's Goreangab area, Bigshow Gawaseb was fatally stabbed by a 24-year-old suspect, who sustained injuries and is now […]

todayJuly 1, 2024 10

Namibia

Murder-Suicide, Reckless Driving and Armed Robbery Mark The Past Weekend

On Friday, the country witnessed three significant criminal incidents. At 2am in Ehafo Village, Elia Shitongeni Hamukwaya, 38, allegedly killed his girlfriend, Emilia Nangombe, 34, before hanging himself near his family homestead. Later, at around 3pm in Otjiwarongo, a 48-year-old taxi driver collided with a 51-year-old cyclist, causing minor to moderate injuries. The police reports indicates that the day ended with an armed robbery passed 9pm at the Orange River […]

todayJuly 1, 2024 4

Namibia

Hit-and-Run Tragedy in Rundu Claims Life of Unidentified Man

An unidentified man was fatally struck by a car on the B10 road near the Hilka Park residential area in Rundu. The incident, confirmed by Detective Chief Inspector Hofni Natangwe Angala of the Namibian Police Force, has led to charges of culpable homicide and fleeing the scene against the driver. The victim's identity remains unknown due to severe injuries, and authorities are urging the public, particularly those with missing family […]

todayJune 28, 2024 9

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