Kadhila Amoomo, the lawyer of activist Michael Amushelelo, has accused the state of having a tendency to make his client miss court cases.

Today, Amushelelo had two court cases closely succeeding each other.

The former forex trader appeared in the SADC Court at ten o'clock in the morning in the case between him and the Prosecutor General.

It was in connection with the freezing of his bank accounts following charges of fraud and money laundering.

He also had a case to answer in the Katutura Magistrate's Court at nine o'clock. This was in connection with an unemployment demonstration on the 21st of March at the Katutura Complex in Windhoek.

His lawyer, Kadhila Amoomo, sees this as a deliberate move by the state so that his client could miss court cases.

Amoomo claims Amushelelo has not been appearing for court cases on time or is never brought to the courts to hear proceedings on the ongoing pile of cases against him.

He stressed that the state should make sure that his client appears in all his court cases, including the one pending in Walvis Bay.

Amoomo argued that it has become difficult for Amushelelo to be at all his court proceedings because the state is failing to keep up with the many cases, alluding to the fact that the state does not have the resources to do so.

When Amushelelo made it to the Katutura Magistrate's Court, he was remanded in custody while a warrant of arrest was issued against MP Inna Hengari for her no-show, reasoning parliamentary obligations.

The warrant of arrest is effective as of the 29th of this month.

The case has also been postponed to that date.

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Hendrina Kanyolo