MEFT official makes first court appearance at Rundu

RUNDU: An official in the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, 40-year-old Johannes Haufiku, made his first appearance in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Haufiku was arrested on Thursday after he was reportedly found transporting 39 private animal feed bags without an official permit.

He appeared before Magistrate Sonia Samupofu, who granted him bail of N.dollars 3000.

His case was postponed to 25 April 2024 to allow for a decision by the Prosecutor General’s office.

Haufiku chose to conduct his own defense.

It is alleged that Haufiku was transporting the 39 bags from a dwelling in Sauyemwa informal settlement to his house in Tuhingireni informal settlement and intended to drop the bags off at his farm at Karukuhwisa village at a later stage before he was intercepted by an undercover police officer.

The 39 bags of animal feed were also seized.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency