Activist’s case postponed to 2020

The case in which activist Dimbulukeni Nauyoma stands accused of inciting violence and obstructing the court of justice was on Monday postponed to 15 April 2010.

Nauyoma made his fourth appearance in the Katutura Magistrate Court on Monday, where presiding Magistrate, Alice Gawanas postponed the case after Nauyoma's lawyer asked for postponement saying there is insufficient time to peruse and prepare for the trial.

Nauyoma's legal representative said she only receive disclosure of the state docket this Monday minutes before the commencement of the case which she said was requested immediately after the previous court appearance but did not receive any response from the court.

Magistrate Gawanas however indicated, it is the responsibility of the legal representative to make follow up after requesting the disclosure of the state docket.

The accused, an activist under the Affirmative Repositioning movement, was arrested in January this year, for allegedly illegally erecting a shack and obstructing the course of justice when he interfered while City Police officers who were dismantling a shack belonging to Welhemina Shipingana, a 33-year-old single mother of two, in Okuryangava.

The activist is out on bail of N. dollars 500 on condition that he does not interfere directly or indirectly with police investigations.

He also may not interfere with the Namibian Police Force and City Police while they are performing their official duties in and around Windhoek.

Local lawyer Vistorina Namene represented Nauyoma, while public prosecutor Michael Munika represented the State.

Source: Namibia Press Agency