Jailed killers to appeal lengthy prison terms

05 Feb 2018 13:50pm
WINDHOEK, 05 FEB (NAMPA) - Three men serving lengthy prison sentences in connection with the armed robbery and murder of Andries de Jager in November 2009, on Monday lodged an application for appeal for the reduction of their sentences.
The trio - Willem Kawulefelwa Valombola, 40; Toivo Kashipolo, 33; and Fillipus Shishiveni Nomongula; 34 - were each on 05 September 2015 sentenced to long prison terms by High Court Judge, Naomi Shivute, after they were found guilty on 06 July 2015 of the robbery and murder of De Jager.
Valombola was sentenced to 60 years and nine months imprisonment, Kashipolo to a jail term of 55 years and nine months, while Nomongula was sentenced to a total of 57 years and nine months.
The trio argued that their sentences were too lengthy when compared to sentences imposed in similar cases.
Their case was on Monday remanded until 16 March 2018 to allow their defence lawyers of Christian Nambahu and Kadhila Amoomo to familiarise themselves with the records of the trial.
State Advocate Ethel Ndlovu did not raise objections to today's postponement of the matter.
The three men, who are all serving their prison terms at the Windhoek Correctional Facility.