Namibians await jail time abroad
By Confidente Reporter
AT LEAST 12 Namibians aged between 30 and 50 years are awaiting imprisonment or currently serving lengthy jail terms in countries across the globe over various crimes, ranging from murder to armed robbery, rape and culpable homicide.
Information provided by the Namibian Police shows that the jailed Namibians committed crimes in South Africa, Botswana, China, Angola, Zambia and Botswana, respectively.
The information at hand shows that two Namibians are awaiting sentencing in South Africa; one a suspect (30 years old) for possession of abalones and the other a suspect (aged 48 years) for the same crime.
In Botswana, five Namibian suspects are also awaiting sentencing. These include a suspect, aged 31, for rape; two aged 45 and 35, respectively, for suspected poaching, while the fourth person, aged 40, was found guilty of unlawful possession of a government trophy. Also in Botswana, a Namibian suspect aged 31 found guilty of rape also awaits sentencing.
Elsewhere in the region, in Angola, a Namibian aged 33 was killed for alleged armed robbery, while another Namibian aged 40 awaits trial for murder committed in Zambia.
In China, two Namibians also await sentencing for dealing in fake diamonds. The suspects are aged 47 and 50, respectively.