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SERVING THE COASTAL COMMUNITY SINCE 1958 NO 6292 FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2013 Tel: 064 - 205854 / 064 - 461866 / Fax: 064 - 204813 / 064 - 461824 / Website: www.namibtimes.net

Madelaine Laubscher

What happened behind the horse stables? Rumours that the body of a young child who had allegedly been murdered - had been found behind the horse stables in Walvis Bay caused widespread alarm yesterday. The Namib Times could yet not confirm sought to confirm the exactly what had happrecise facts related pened and gave a to the case, but by standard response, Thursday morning saying that: “The the police were not police are still busy yet aware of the inci- with the investigation. dent. This reporter It is still to be deterwas told by several mined what exactly s o u r c e s t h a t t h e happened.” young girl (13) was Inspector Iikuyu said: the latest victim of a “I can confirm that, rumours going around brutal assault. Sources who prefer to that she was raped or remain anonymous, murdered, are comalleged that the young pletely false. More girl was murdered on information will be Wednesday, but on available at a later further investigation, stage.” Anyone who a source, who knows has relevant inforthe child, claimed mation regarding the that she had not been incident behind the murdered, but that horse stables to the she bunked school east of Walvis Bay and then apparently should contact Ingot raped behind the spector Iikuyu at the horse stables near the Nampol police station on 081-2464757. graveyard. However, by Thursmadelaine@ day afternoon Namnamibtimes.net pol Inspector Iikuyu,

Thunder and lightning strike the coast Welcome rains descended on the coast over the past week. The sudden rains caused mayhem as people struggled to cope with the sudden downpour and slippery roads. See more pictures on page 2 & accident report on page 4

Photo by Z Hentze

Nambahu breaks new ground 100 million dollars worth of contracts for JJD Construction Leandrea Louw

The urban land development programme of Walvis Bay Town Council is now in full swing. One major contractor managed to secure the lion's share of the four urban land development tenders issued by the Walvis Bay Municipality. JJD Holdings won three of the four major contracts, worth an estimated N$100 million for the servicing of residential and business erven in Meersig, Kuisebmond and in town.

At its recent budget session Council set aside N$115 million for its urban land development programme, with the aim of reducing the backlog in affordable housing and of this amount, JJD secured contracts worth around N$100 million. At the groundbreaking ceremony, which took place at the construction site of the new housing and business property development near the corner of Hesko and Love Sphere streets in Meersig on Wednesday, the mayor explained that the Municipality of Walvis Bay recently launched its five-year See page 2



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