The continuation of the trial of 15 people is put on hold until early next month.

The continuation of the trial of 15 people arrested in 2015 in connection with a value added tax (VAT) scam involving about N.dollars 210 million, was Monday put on hold until early next month.

The continuation of the trial was scheduled to resume yesterday but could not proceed because Acting High Court Judge Kobus Miller, who is presiding over the trial, is currently receiving medical attention in a local hospital.

Acting Judge Kobus Miller is still not feeling well. The presiding acting judge will only be available early next month, said Judge Christie Liebenberg when he postponed the matter to 02 August 2019.

In the matter, the 15 accused - two Namibians and 13 Angolan nationals - denied any involvement in the commission of the offence.

They all denied any involvement in, or knowledge of, the scam when each tendered a not guilty plea to the charges against them at the commencement of the trial before Acting High Court Judge Miller on 18 March 2019.

Source: Namibia Press Agency