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Case seeking to legalise dagga postponed

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The State has requested a further postponement in the matter in which cannabis activist Jaftha Brian is seeking a court order to legalise the use of dagga in Namibia.

Government lawyers have filed documents indicating that the matter be postponed to September 12 for a case management conference, citing the complexity and constitutional questions raised in the matter.

In March of this year, government lawyer Jabulani Ncube informed the court that the matter had been postponed to enable the defendants to await recommendations from the Law Reform and Development Commission.

Amoomo accuses state of delaying Michael Amushelelo's court cases

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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.

President Geingob reiterates state's commitment to press freedom

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President Hage Geingob has reiterated his commitment that no journalists would be persecuted or threatened but urged the scribes to be truthful in their reports as per the media code of ethics.

This commitment, Dr. Geingob says, remains despite damaging headlines and quotes often taken out of context without offering any right of reply.

Namibia is ranked No. 2 in terms of press freedom in Africa by the Press Freedom Index, just behind