Former Swapo coordinator hearing appeal date on Friday

06 Jul 2017 13:10pm
WINDHOEK, 06 JUL (NAMPA) – A date for the hearing of an appeal application by former Swapo regional coordinator for Kavango Vincent Likoro convicted of raping a colleague during July 2013, will be decided upon in the High Court here Friday morning.
Likoro made an appearance before High Court Judges Christie Liebenberg and Nate Ndauendapo during a pre-trial conference of case management review on 16 June 2017, when he was informed that a date for the hearing of his appeal application will be decided on 07 July this year.
The former Swapo regional leader has lodged an appeal against the 10-year prison sentence in the High Court.
The date for the appeal hearing will be concluded between Likoro’s privately-instructed defence lawyer, Attorney Jan Wessels and State Advocate Dominic Lisulo in court Friday morning at about 10h00.
In the matter, 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 to either the Rundu Police Station in Kavango East Region or the Windhoek Police Station in Khomas every two weeks. These are towns, Likoro said, he will be conducting private work at.
(NAMPA)
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