State asks for a fair sentence

State asks for a fair sentence

The State has requested for a sentence that is fair to the society taking into account the manner in which former Education Minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa has handled the fraud conviction, which shows no remorse.
Advocate Ed Marondedze said according to the evidence before court the people of Mariental who demonstrated against the mistreatment shows they are extremely affected.
According to newspaper articles, the State should deliver sentencing that is fair to justice and should not be attributed to the status of the accused person in society who claims financial strength.
He said although the state acknowledges the good work done by the accused since 1987, wrong is wrong and punishment should be given for the wrong done.
The State indicated cases involving public office bearers, sentenced for finding themselves on the other side of the law, falls in the category of rooting out corruption.
The State has further noted that if the sentence is a fine it will distort the crime to financial value.
Although the former Governor is a first-time offender she has committed the crime in an office where she was supposed to take care of people through the first office in the region.
Although she did not get the house for herself, the legislation does not differentiate self-gratification as to whether or not it directly benefits the accused or those close to her, wrong is wrong, the State insisted before court.
The sentencing of former Hardap Governor Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, found guilty of corruption, is scheduled for Wednesday 31 July.