PG’s decision pending in N.dollars 2.4 million cannabis case

17 Jun 2019 15:10pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 17 JUN (NAMPA) – The Prosecutor General’s decision in a case of a 36-year-old South African man arrested with cannabis worth N.dollars 2.4 million in December last year, is not yet available.
Celumusa Ndebele made another appearance before Magistrate Olivia van der Colff in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Van der Colff postponed his case to 27 June 2019 for the Prosecutor General to make a decision on the finalisation of the charges, in which court the case will be heard and for a formal bail application hearing.
State representative Marlon Adams informed the court on Monday the date has been agreed upon by the State and private defence lawyer Hipura Ujaha.
During his first court appearance on 07 December 2018, Ndebele was denied bail because police investigations were at an early stage and because it was not in the interest of the administration of justice for bail to be granted.
Bail was also refused because Ndebele is not a Namibian citizen and has no fixed residential address and because of the value of the cannabis.
The South African national was allegedly found with cannabis on 06 December 2018 during a search of the truck he was driving at the Keetmanshoop roadblock.
The truck, also transporting ice cream, milk and fish to Windhoek, entered Namibia from South Africa through the Ariamsvlei border post, but the cannabis was not detected there.