No bail for former football medic Kandjii

10 Jan 2017 17:20pm
GOBABIS, 10 JAN (NAMPA) – The former chiropractor for Namibia’s national football team, Gerson Uakaerera Kandjii, was Tuesday denied bail when he appeared in the Gobabis Magistrate’s Court on more allegations of rhino poaching.
The 51-year-old Kandjii appeared alongside two other suspects, 32-year-old Domingo Justice Moma and Erwin Tjiteere, 37.
The three suspects, who were on 27 December arrested at a farm near Khainas in the Gobabis District, made their first appearance before Gobabis Magistrate, Godwin Chizhande.
They are charged with contravening the Nature Conservation Ordinance by allegedly hunting specially protected game, the rhinoceros, illegally.
On 22 December the three suspects allegedly without a hunting permit killed four white rhinos, two bulls and two pregnant cows, valued at N.dollars 1 250 000 each and with a total value of N.dollars 5 million.
Their case was postponed to 31 March 2017.
The former Brave Warriors medic is not new to court for poaching and was in 2015 and 2016 charged with the illegal hunting of specially protected game. Those cases are pending. He also has another pending case of murder and robbery in the Hardap Region.
Moma has a pending murder case from 2015, while Tjiteere has another poaching case pending.
Public prosecutor Salomon Kanyemba represented the State.
The three suspects appeared in person with no legal representation.