Namibian farmer jailed 3 years for accidentally shooting a poacher

A Namibian court has sentenced a farmer to 3 years in prison following his conviction for culpable homicide in connection with the accidental shooting of a poacher in January 2016. Kai Rust was charged with 1 count of murder and 3 counts of attempted murder for killing 1 of 4…

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Phone call saves Namibian farmer from attack

Quick wits, a brave grandson, a phone call and rapid response helped save Namibian farmer Riaan de Klerk from the worst when 5 robbers armed with 2 pistols and 1 rifle raided his homestead in the Hardap Region on Wednesday last week. The raid on the farm at Hardap Irrigation…

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Namibia braces for fresh outbreak of fall armyworm

The Namibian government says crop farmers should brace for another outbreak of fall armyworm (FAW) following widespread rains experienced over the country last week. The first-ever FAW outbreak in Namibia was recorded in 2016. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry Percy Misika told New Era newspaper…

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Namibian farm murder suspects denied bail

A Namibian court has denied bail to 3 suspects who were arrested for the weekend robbery and murder of an elderly farmer and his wife in the Karas region. The deceased couple, identified as Giel Botma (79) and his wife Sarie (80) were murdered at the farm in the Lindeshof…

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