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Hanse-Himarwa hires Oscar Pistorius’ defence lawyer

Former minister of education Katrina Hanse-Himarwa has hired one of South Africa best defence lawyers Barry Roux to represent her in a case where she is seeking leave to appeal a Windhoek High Court conviction.

Hanse-Himarwa, who was convicted on a charge under the Anti-Corruption Act in the Windhoek High Court last year, wants to appeal her conviction in the Supreme Court.

Judge Christie Liebenberg convicted the former education minister on a count of corruptly using an office or position to obtain gratification for herself or another person after finding there was “overwhelming evidence” showing that she was present at a meeting at Mariental on 16 December 2014.

Hanse-Himarwa also directed officials from the then housing ministry and the Mariental municipality to change a list of people selected to receive houses built at the Hardap town under the government’s mass housing development programme.

The former minister was sentenced to a N$50 000 bail or two years in jail. She paid the bail and indicated that she would take the case to the Supreme Court.

Judge Christie Liebenberg postponed the case to 3 February 2020 for judgement.

Known as Oscar Pistorious’ lawyer, Roux has also represented the charismatic prophet Shepherd Bushiri among many others.




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