Okahandja evictions case postponed to October
14 September 2020 | Local News
Illegal squatters in Okahandja will have to wait until 9 October for Judge Hosea Angula to hear reasons why he should ratify an eviction notice against residents of Ekunde and Vedersdal, amongst other informal areas at the town.
The minister of urban and rural development, Erastus Uutoni, requested the eviction order, which will see hundreds of families being left homeless.
Angula is concerned about the lack of maps among the State's application papers, indicating exactly where the settlers would be evicted from.
He also sought feedback this past Friday in the Windhoek High Court on the public notice on the eviction, and who it reached.
Lawyers representing both parties agreed that the State would submit the missing maps by 22 September.
By 28 September, Eliaser Nekwaya and advocate Tinashe Khibwana will, on behalf of the illegal settlers, announce whether they accept the new information.
The case will resume on 9 October.