Labelled ‘racist’ lawyer withdraws High Court admission application

Namibian Lawyer, Lourens Stephanus Prinsloo who was convicted in a South African court for making racist remarks while he was still studying, has withdrawn his application to be admitted as a Legal Practitioner at the High Court of Namibia.

The Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso) spoke out against Prinsloo’s application, while speaking to New Era publication saying, “The fact of the matter is that he was convicted in three courts in South Africa and is still not willing to admit his guilt.”

Prinsloo withdrew his application on Tuesday this week.

A Bloemfontein Magistrate Court in 2012 convicted Prinsloo of two counts of crimen injuria and one count of assault, and was sentenced to a fine of R6 000 or 12 months in prison which was wholly suspended for a period of five years with conditions.

Prinsloo then appealed to the Free State High Court and the Constitutional Court of South Africa, but the appeals were both dismissed.

When he made his application to be admitted to the High Court, he disclosed his past although he maintained that he was wrongfully accused.