Bail hearing for N.dollars 2.4 million cannabis case set for July

28 Jun 2019 11:20am
KEETMANSHOOP, 28 JUN (NAMPA) - The formal bail hearing of a 36-year-old South African man arrested here with cannabis worth N.dollars 2.4 million in December last year, has been set for early July.
The accused, Celumusa Ndebele made another appearance before Magistrate Olivia van der Colff in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Thursday who postponed his case to 01 July this year for a formal bail hearing.
During his first court appearance on 07 December 2018, Ndebele was denied bail because police investigations were at an early stage and it was not in the interest of the administration of justice for bail to be granted.
Bail was also refused because the accused is not a Namibian citizen with no fixed residential address and due to the value of the cannabis.
Ndebele is represented by private defence lawyer Hipura Ujaha while Marlon Adams is representing the State.
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, which transported ice cream, milk and fish to Windhoek at the time, entered Namibia from South Africa through the Ariamsvlei border post, but the cannabis was not detected there.