Free at Last

MEMBERS of the Hansen family, who reportedly refused to vacate their house that was auctioned by the municipality in 2007 and who were later arrested for contempt of court, had all charges against them dropped yesterday morning at the Magistrate’s Court in Katutura.

Stella Hansen (38), the twins Desney and Desmond Hansen (33) and Christian Hansen (27) say that their house was sold irregularly by the municipality and refused to obey the eviction order. As a consequence they were charged with trespassing and later, contempt of court.

Stella Hansen, who spoke on behalf of the family, said that this is a good day for herself and brothers. “We are happy that finally the court case is over. We are grateful because the case was dropped,” Hansen said.

Magistrate Conchita Olivier told the Hansen family that all charges against them were withdraw and that they should collect their bail money.

During the upcoming days, the destiny of the Hansen family will be decided as they await to move back into their old house.

Source : The Namibian