The three in B1 City corruption saga to stand trial with or without lawyers

25 Jun 2018 15:30pm

A Windhoek High Court judge has sternly warned two accused persons in the B1 City N$4.8 million fraud and corruption scandal that they will have to stand trial on the 4th of September 2018 with or without legal representation after their lawyers pulled out.

Part of the case involves former Roads Contractor Company boss, Kelly Nghixulifwa, who is said to have kept an RCC board in the dark about him having a stake in a company, /Ae //Gams Engineering, that was to develop the B1 City shipping complex and taxi rank. 

Nghixulifwa used his position at the RCC and bought a piece of land in Windhoek for N$4.87 million, on behalf of /Ae //Gams Engineering, where the B1 City development was to take place, reads an indictment by the prosecutor-general. 

It is said that his shares were made to be put in co-accused, Anna Ndoroma’s name who also got charged for conspiring to commit a crime.

Yesterday, businessman, co-accused, Hafeni Nghinamwaami, who was also a share holder in /Ae //Gams Engineering told the court that he hoped to get “affordable” legal representation before the trial commences.

 Ndoroma’s attempt to get excused from court in order to tend to wedding preparations of her child was thrown off the window by High Court judge Christie Liebenberg.

“I indicated to you that this case was already postponed last year and we have reached a stage where the matter can no longer be postponed. You will be forced to stand in person (if you don’t get a lawyer) which is a difficult task is there are voluminous documents as exhibits and need time to prepare,’ he told the accused persons. 

The three, Nghinamwaami, Kelly Nghixulifwa and Ndoroma had their bail extended while the dates for hearing have been set as from the 4th to the 21st of September 2018.