Boulter granted N$500k bail

The businessman, accused of shooting and killing his farm manager in February, has yet to see the inside of a jail cell.

16 July 2021 | Justice

ELLANIE SMIT







WINDHOEK

British billionaire Harvey Boulter was granted N$500 000 bail yesterday in the Windhoek High Court after he appealed the denial of his bail application by the Outjo Magistrate’s Court.

Since his bail was denied on 11 May, he has successfully evaded jail time by mostly staying in hospitals in Windhoek.

Judge Claudia Claasen yesterday ordered that the decision made by the Outjo Magistrate’s Court to refuse Boulter bail be set aside.

The Brit, who owns the Kaross farm in the Kamanjab area, is on trial for the murder of his farm manager Gerhard van Wyk on 27 February following a scuffle during a braai, which saw Boulter being shot in the hand.

Bail particulars

The court ordered that Boulter must reside at a fixed address in Windhoek, which must be furnished to the investigating officer on the date of payment of bail and prior to being released on bail.

Furthermore, he must surrender his passport and is precluded from applying for any similar document until the completion of the trial.

Boulter is also prohibited from leaving the jurisdiction of Windhoek without the prior permission of the investigating officer.

The court further ordered that he must report to the Windhoek Police Station once a week on Wednesdays between 08:00 and 20:00.

His case has been postponed to 20 September, and the High Court also ordered that he must appear on this date in Outjo.

Boulter was represented by Kadhila Amoomo from Kadhila Amoomo Legal Practitioners.

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