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Amushelelo, Nauyoma case postponed to 28 July

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The case of Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) member Michael Amushelelo, Affirmative Repositioning movement activist Dimbulukeni Nauyoma and six others has been postponed to 28 July pending outstanding investigations.They appeared before magistr…

The case of Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) member Michael Amushelelo, Affirmative Repositioning movement activist Dimbulukeni Nauyoma and six others has been postponed to 28 July pending outstanding investigations.

They appeared before magistrate Niinja Hochobes in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

According to public prosecutor Emma Mayavero, outstanding statements from some Chinese nationals still need to be obtained, which is proving difficult for the State.

She however noted that this will be resolved by the next court date, on which the case is also expected to be finalised.

The eight are accused of incitement to commit violence and public violence after a protest in May against Chinese businesses being allowed to sell counterfeit goods amid the Namibia Revenue Agency’s destruction of counterfeit products belonging to among others, Namibian small business owners.

Amushelelo and Nauyoma, who were at the forefront of the protest, were arrested on 12 and 13 May respectively, with Amushelelo facing an extra charge of assault through threat.

They remain in custody, however a date has been set for 07 July 2022 for bail application based on new facts for the two accused.

Accused 1-4 were represented by Kadhila Amoomo while 5-8 were represented by Karel Gaeb on Tuesday.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency