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Hanse-Himarwa back in court tomorrow for judgement

Hanse-Himarwa back in court tomorrow for judgement

Eba Kandovazu

FORMER Education Minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa is expected to appear in the high Court tomorrow morning for her pre-senstencing hearing.

There, her legal team will submit mitigation factors and she will possibly be called in the dock to convince the court why she should be given a lenient sentence.

JUDGEMENT DAY: Katrina Hanse-Himarwa. Photo: Eba Kandovazu

The State will equally argue on why she should receive a harsh sentence, while submitting aggravating factors.

Witnesses will possibly be called in to strengthen the state’s case. 
At her last court appearance, an announcement was made that the final submissions will proceed until Friday. 
Hanse-Himarwa is convicted on corruption for tampering the  mass housing list to benefit her relatives while she was Governor of the Hardap Region in 2014.

Her fate now lies in the hands of Judge Christie Liebenberg, who in sentencing her will look at her personal circumstances, the magnitude of the charge she faces and the administration of justice.

Hanse-Himarwa, who resigned as education minister a day after she was found guilty of corruption, is still a member of parliament, although she lost her Swapo politburo card.
She is represented by Sisa Namandje and the state is represented by Advocate Ed Marondedze.

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