ON the day the education minister, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa is set to hear her fate on charges of corruption, two other high profile court cases; the formal bail application of Ernst Josef Lichtenstraasser who stands accused of assassinating two men at Arandis in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court and the murder trial of Jandré Dippenaar in the Swakopmund Regional Court is set to continue.
Judge Christie Liebenberg while reading the preamble to his judgement in the matter where education minister, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, stands accused of corruption said an accused person’s political status is inconsequential to the court’s approach in evaluating evidence.
“All persons should be treated as equal before the law.”
The Hanse-Himarwa trial resumed before the Windhoek High Court this morning with the public galleries packed to capacity with family and friends of the accused person.
Judge Liebenberg is currently busy handing down his judgment in the trial.