Former Swapo coordinator appeals prison sentence

16 Jun 2017 12:50pm
WINDHOEK, 16 JUN (NAMPA) – Former Swapo regional coordinator for Kavango Vincent Likoro, convicted of raping a colleague during July 2013, has now lodged an appeal against the 10-year-prison sentence in the High Court.
Likoro made an appearance before High Court Judges Christie Liebenberg and Nate Ndauendapo during a pre-trial conference of case management review Friday morning, when he was informed that a date for the hearing of his appeal application will be decided on 07 July this year.
The postponement of the matter was concluded as per agreement reached between Likoro's privately-instructed defence lawyer, Attorney Jan Wessels and State Advocate Dominic Lisulo in court.
Likoro was on 21 January last year sent to jail for 10 years after he was convicted of having had sexual intercourse with a colleague without her consent during a trip to the eastern parts of the country when he was a ministerial advisor in the then Ministry of Lands and Resettlement.
The rape incident occurred at a lodge during an official trip to the Zambezi Region.
However, on 05 May 2016, the Katima Mulilo Regional Court granted him bail of N.dollars 50 000 to allow him to pursue private business activities and raise money for his appeal hearing.
Bail conditions include reporting himself every two weeks to either the Rundu Police Station in Kavango East Region or the Windhoek Police Station in the Khomas. These are towns, Likoro said, he will be conducting private work at.