Retired army general arrested for stock theft

14 January 2021 | Justice

Kenya Kambowe



RUNDU

Controversial former commander in the Namibian Defence Force (NDF), Major General Thomas Hamuyela (64), yesterday appeared in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court where he was denied bail on a count of stock theft.

He is been investigated for theft of five cattle in the Kavango West Region.

Hamunyela appeared before acting presiding officer Rufinus Jikerwa, who denied him bail because police investigations are still in their infancy.

The matter was remanded to 10 March and he remains in police custody pending a formal bail application.

Hamunyela informed the court that he will apply for legal aid from the state.

Hillia Munzenze was the state prosecutor.

Preliminary report

Meanwhile, according to the charge sheet, Hamunyela has been charged with one count of stock theft after he allegedly stole three oxen and two cows belonging to Sipipa Thadeus Naironga at Mutorwa village.

The livestock in question - valued at N$29 000 - was allegedly found Hamunyela’s possession.

The former commander is no stranger to criminal offences - in 2016, he was accused of using a government vehicle and property for private use.

At the time, the Anti-Corruption Commission decided that Hamunyela be charged on three counts of fraud and corruption for using an NDF vehicle and a soldier to transport building material to the construction site of his private home at Sivaradi village.

He also faced a case of attempting to defeat the course of justice by allegedly falsifying a letter dated January 2015 in which he claimed that he had permission to make use of the NDF’s water tanker, tents, blankets and a grinder during the construction of his house.

In 2016, Namibian Sun reported that Hamunyela was summoned to appear before the Rundu regional court, but did now show.

Attempts to get information on this case yesterday proved futile.

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