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ACC top investigator challenges Prime minister

ACC top investigator challenges Prime minister

Eba Kandovazu
THE high court will tomorrow morning hear the challenge against Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila that was instituted by a top the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigator.


The investigator, Phelem Masule, was appointed Chief of Investigations and Prosecutions in July to replace Nelius Becker, who has joined the Namibian Police.


Masule’s appointment was, however, short lived, as he was stripped of his duties in a letter addressed to him by the Prime Minister 3 August 2020.


ACC investigator challenges Prime minister high court Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila
LOOMING LEGAL BATTLE: Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa Amadhila. Photo: Contributed


In the application, Masule says his fundamental rights to dignity and administrative justice have been violated.


Masule, who holds Bjuris and LLB degrees, as well as a degree in Policing, further noted that the appointment gave him a sense of honour and privilege, as well as a sense of inspiration and motivation to continue working hard.

The President of Namibia, chairperson of the public service commission, the public service commission, the director general of the ACC, the ACC and its Executive Director, one Hannu Shipena and Justine Kanyangela, who has been appointed Acting Chief of Investigations and Prosecutions, as well as the Namibian Government, have all been listed as respondents.

Masule is challenging the legality and fairness of the prime minister’s decision on an urgent basis.


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