Three of the five men arrested for the possession of cannabis in April last year have not yet secured legal representation

Three of the five men arrested for the possession of cannabis worth N.dollars 1.8 million in April last year have not yet secured legal representation.

George Kangootui, 45; Johannes Brandt, 38; Rudolf Witbooi, 42; Lluweln Joseph, 33; and Vitjuukuaije Tjitemisa, 22, made another appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate's Court today before magistrate Olivia van der Colff - who postponed their case to 26 February 2020 for the three accused persons to acquire legal representative.

During the first court appearance on 23 April 2019, Brandt, Witbooi and Joseph indicated to the court that they will apply for lawyers through the Directorate of Legal Aid in the Ministry of Justice.

On Tuesday, the three accused told the court that they have received a letter from legal aid instructing them to pay an amount of N.dollars 350, which Joseph paid.

Van de Colff then instructed that Brandt and Witbooi make the contribution before the next court date.

Source: Namibia Press Agency