12 December 2012

Namibia: Theft of Dockets Case Postponed

Windhoek — The Windhoek Magistrate's Court last Friday postponed to January 16, 2013 the case in which two men stand accused of the theft of court dockets.

The postponement was to enable the police to conduct further investigations. The accused, Thomas Mutilifa (29), a court interpreter and Hafeni Kafita Kautwima (28) stand accused of stealing court dockets of cases that are currently before the same court from which the dockets vanished.

They both face charges of housebreaking. The pair allegedly broke into the office of Prosecutor Hendricks Tholiso between January 17 and 18 this year.

The two men are out on bail of N$3 000 each.

Dockets started vanishing early this year at the Windhoek Magistrate's Court, resulting in the court implementing a raft of new and stringent security measures to contain the problem and that is how the two were caught.

Magistrate Stanley Mwilima Tembwe presided over the case, while Arrie Husselmann prosecuted. Ray Rukoro represented Mutilifa, while Thomas Andima represented Kautwima.

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