Judge sticks to Fishrot bail decision

In a short judgement delivered in the Windhoek High Court on Tuesday, judge Herman Oosthuizen turned down an application by the state for leave to appeal against his decision to grant bail to Gustavo. Oosthuizen said he had concluded there were no reasonable prospects that the Supreme Court would find that he exercised his discretion incorrectly when he granted bail to Gustavo in December last year. He noted that the conditions which he attached to Gustavo's release on bail – these include requirements that he should report to the police twice every day, is confined to his home every night and may not travel out of the Windhoek area – were designed to address the state's concerns about his possible release from custody and also the interests of Gustavo and the administration of justice. Gustavo was released on bail in an amount of N$800 000 on 15 December, after he had spent two years in custody. His nine co-accused in the Fishrot case remain in custody. More in our next edition.

Judge sticks to Fishrot bail decision
In a short judgement delivered in the Windhoek High Court on Tuesday, judge Herman Oosthuizen turned down an application by the state for leave to appeal against his decision to grant bail to Gustavo. Oosthuizen said he had concluded there were no reasonable prospects that the Supreme Court would find that he exercised his discretion incorrectly when he granted bail to Gustavo in December last year. He noted that the conditions which he attached to Gustavo's release on bail – these include requirements that he should report to the police twice every day, is confined to his home every night and may not travel out of the Windhoek area – were designed to address the state's concerns about his possible release from custody and also the interests of Gustavo and the administration of justice. Gustavo was released on bail in an amount of N$800 000 on 15 December, after he had spent two years in custody. His nine co-accused in the Fishrot case remain in custody. More in our next edition.