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5 killed, 10 injured as haulage truck overturns

The Herald: "FIVE people died while another 10 were seriously injured when a haulage truck they were travelling in overturned and landed in a ditch near Makuti along the Harare-Chirundu Road on Tuesday.

Three died on the spot while the other two died on the way to Karoi Hospital.

The injured were taken to Karoi Hospital where seven of them are reported to be in a critical condition."

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Court frees boy prisoner

The Namibian Newspaper: "THE High Court yesterday ordered the immediate release of a 12-year-old boy who became Namibia's youngest sentenced prison inmate after receiving a six-month jail term for housebreaking and theft at Karasburg in October.

In a review judgement handed down by Judge Elton Hoff, Acting Judge Claus Hinrichsen set aside the boy's conviction and sentence and ordered his immediate release from detention.

Judge Hoff agreed with Acting Judge Hinrichsen's decision, which was based on the principle that a child as young as the boy is presumed not to be criminally liable, especially where he had been involved in a crime while under the influence and instructions of a much older person.
The boy was sentenced to six months' imprisonment on October 19, after he had been convicted in the Karasburg Magistrate's Court on a charge of housebreaking with intent to steal and theft."