Fishrot suspects file Supreme Court application

Fishrot suspects file Supreme Court application

The Fishrot accused have approached the Supreme Court to nullify the High Court ruling of 27 December that dismissed their application as it was deemed not urgent.
The Supreme Court appeal was filed on 3 January.
Acting Judge Kobus Miller dismissed the urgent application in which the accused challenged the legality of their arrests.
He dismissed the challenge, with cost, on the basis of a lack of urgency.
The suspects were transferred to the Windhoek Central Correctional Facility from Seeis, outside Windhoek, recently.
Former Fisheries Minister Bernhard Esau, who was hospitalised, also joined his co-accused at the correctional facility.
The six accused include Esau, former Justice Minister Sacky Shanghala, Esau's son-in-law, Tamson Hatuikulipi, and former Fishcor board chairman James Hatuikulipi, as well as Ricardo Gustavo and Pius Mwatelulo.