ACCEro 14-001416- Alleged Corrupt Practices at Henties Bay Municipality

The Commission on 22 December 2014 received a complaint in respect of an invoice of N$ 788,995.96 that was presented to the Henties Bay Municipality for construction work of the Fire Station, whilst such work was not performed.

The matter was investigated and forwarded to the Office of the Prosecutor General on 5 May 2015. On 16 September 2015 the Prosecutor-General took a decision and subsequently three persons were arraigned in the Magistrates Court Swakopmund. The case against two of the accused were withdrawn and Mr Willem Matthias Thomas was subsequently convicted on 24 September on a charge of contravening section 35 (3) (a) of the Anti-Corruption Act (knowingly gives a document to an agent which contains falsifications in order to mislead).
He was subsequently sentenced to imprisonment of two (2) years, which was wholly and conditionally suspended for a period of five years as well as a fine of N$ 20,000.00- or 3-years imprisonment (in case of failure to pay such fine).
Willem Matthias Thomas
The Commission on Friday the 14th of December 2018 arrested an employee of the City of Windhoek, Electricity Department in a sting operation on corruption charges. The arrest relates to Mr Selwyn Neville Mouton, 42 years of age, a Revenue Protection Officer, who allegedly solicited a gratification of N$5 000 from an electricity subscriber of the COW in order not to disconnect the subscriber’s electricity due to arrears. He was subsequently arrested on Friday by Authorised Officials of the Com-mission after a sting operation was conducted and appeared in the Magistrates Court, Windhoek on 17 December. The case was remanded to 25 January 2019 for legal representation and he was given bail of N$3 000.
Selwyn Neville Mouton – Anti-Corruption Commission

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