UNAM SRC leader released on bail

03 Jun 2017 11:10am
WINDHOEK, 02 JUN (NAMPA) - President of the University of Namibia (UNAM) Student Representative Council (SRC), Joseph Kalimbwe has been released on bail.
The 25-year-old Kalimbwe was released on bail of N.dollars 1 000, after he made his first appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court on Friday morning on a charge of forgery, fraud and altering.
The bail is coupled with some conditions, such as that Kalimbwe must surrender his passport to the police investigating officer and should not apply for new travel documents until his case is finalised.
He should also report every Friday between 08h00 and 12h00 at the Windhoek Police Station.
Kalimbwe appeared before Magistrate Jo-Rina Jaggere, and was represented by lawyers Kadhila Amoomo and Henry Shimutwikeni.
His case was remanded until 24 August 2017, pending further police investigations.
Kalimbwe was arrested on the evening of 31 May 2017 while he was attending to a student gathering at the UNAM main campus in the capital.
Reports have it that UNAM management decided to charge Kalimbwe after they discovered that he was allegedly not a lawfully registered student and thus the institution does not recognise him as a student leader.
Kalimbwe was doing a Master’s Degree in Business before his arrest and suspension from UNAM.