BRITISH tycoon Harvey Boulter who has been at the centre of a murder trial after he reportedly shot his Namibian farm worker appeared in the Kamanjab Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday where some of his bail conditions were relaxed.
Boulter (52) was charged with murder after a shooting incident in which the manager of his Outjo district game farm, Gerhard van Wyk (54), was fatally wounded on 27 February 2021.
The Brit was granted bail in July 2021 under several conditions which involved reporting to the Windhoek Police station weekly.
The public prosecutor noted that the matter is on the role for the Prosecutor-General’s (PG’s) decision, but this is still not available.
The prosecutor further explained that the matter has been returned with further instructions and that the only thing outstanding is the forensic lab results.
The State therefore seeks a further remand for these instructions to be complied with and requested that the matter be remanded to 25 April 2022 for the PG’s instructions.
Boulter appeared before magistrate Immanuel Udjombala and was represented by Khadila Amoomo.
Amoomo during the proceedings requested for the relaxing of some bail conditions.
“We also have an application to make regarding the reporting condition as the court knows that my client must report to Windhoek Police Station. We want the court to add the following locations, Kamanjab and Henties Bay, as he has a farm in Kamanjab and property development in Henties Bay. We have had difficulties in getting the accused to report at those stations without a court order,” Amoomo noted.
Magistrate Udjombala accepted Amoomo’s application and ruled that if the accused leaves the district of Windhoek, he should inform the investigating officer for how long.
Such leave of absence from the district of Windhoek shall not exceed three months.
The matter was postponed to 25 April 2022 for pending lab results.