Chinese company Xinfeng Investments succeeded in its urgent application to the High Court that Mines and Energy Minister Tom Alweendo stop revoking its lithium mining licence.

The Windhoek High Court this morning (Tuesday) interdicted the Mines and Energy Minister, Tom Alweendo, to revoke Xinfeng Investments' lithium mining licence.

Alweendo alleged that Xinfeng, in its application for the licence, provided fraudulent information among others to acquire the licence.

However, the High Court found that the Mines and Energy Minister does not have the power to revoke the licence and should instead have approached the courts for judicial oversight.

Part B of the application for the actual review and interdicting the implementation of Alweendo's decision to revoke the licence is still to be heard at a date to be confirmed.



Celma Ndhikwa