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Thiefing deaf man to defend himself in court


by Linekela Halwoodi
Courts

Although 41-year old Hafeni Vilho failed to explain himself why he was caught stealing N$43 worth of smoked viennas at a Pick n Pay supermarket in Windhoek, he said he would conduct his defence in court.
Vilho, a Havana resident who is hard at hearing was arrested two weeks ago and appeared in Katutura Magistrate Court on 4 January on charges of theft.
Police had to be called in when Vilho was arrested by security guards at an unidentified supermarket branch.
The guards had stopped him at the door after suspecting that he was in possession of unpaid for goods. They found 500g of smoked viennas valued at N$43.99 on Vilho’s person.
The court was told that Vilho said he had no money to pay for the viennas and the police were called in.
Although Vilho needed a sign language interpreter when he was arrested, he was confident enough to inform the court that he would conduct his own defence when he returns to court 28 February this year.