Judgement for bail application for Bernard Esau and son-in-law Tamson Hatuikulipi postponed to 22 July

Judgement for bail application for Bernard Esau and son-in-law Tamson Hatuikulipi postponed to 22 July

Day-5 of the bail application hearing for former Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister Bernard Esau and son-in-law Tamson Hatuikulipi commenced in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court this morning.
They were both arrested on 27 November last year with four others, who are all appearing on charges of corruption and money laundering among others.
The judgement for the application was postponed to 22 July.
Deputy Commissioner Manfried Jatamunua, of the Windhoek Correctional Services testified that the suspects have ample time to consult with their clients at a special consulting facility, also fitted with a CCTV. This is merely to monitor the possible smuggling of potential unlawful items.
Another witness in the bail application Carl Patrick Cloete, a senior investigating officer with the ACC testified about the transfer of monies between companies were only marked by initials.
The transactions involve the purchase of Esau's plot 51 at Otjiwarongo which was paid by his wife Selma Esau at a cost of N$50 000 sourced from the above companies.
Internal money transfers also paid towards the purchasing of farm Dakota in the Omaheke Region by the former minister.