Case of three security guards accused of robbing FNB branch delayed until August

RUNDU: The case of three security guards accused of robbing the First National Bank of Namibia (FNB) branch at Rundu some two months ago, has been delayed until August this year.

Magnus Muteka, 36; Gabriel Kapanga, 35; and Petrus Kandjendje, 49; were employed by the Mpungu Security Company and allegedly stole N.dollars 1,08 million from the bank’s Rundu FNB branch on 28 April.

N.dollars 1,05 million of that amount was recovered the next day.

The accused persons made their second appearance in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court yesterday, where the case was delayed in order for the first two accused to obtain legal aid representation.

They informed Rundu Magistrate Esme Molefe that they are yet to receive a response on their applications to the Justice Ministry’s Directorate of Legal Aid.

The magistrate thus postponed the case to 19 August this year for a response.

Kandjendje is out on bail of N.dollars 25 000, while Muteka and Kapanga are still in custody as they are yet to pay their bail of the same amount each.