Warrant of arrest issued for Henties Bay mayor

A warrant of arrest was issued for Henties Bay mayor Herman Honeb on Wednesday this week, after he failed to appear in the Swakopmund magistrate’s court on a charge of receiving a cattle carcass without any document or identification to confirm the origin of the meat.
Honeb’s co-accused in the matter, Walter “Lekkerlag” Hoeseb (37), was also absent and a warrant of arrest was also issued in his name.
Honeb was arrested in June after he allegedly received the full carcass from Hoeseb and sold it for N$4 000.
Hoeseb was charged with the delivery of meat without proper documents and has an additional charge of defeating the course of justice. He allegedly handed in a hide that was not from the carcass as well as false ear tags in order to mislead the police investigating officer.
After an initial appearance, Honeb and Hoeseb were released on bail of N$4 000-00 each. The case was remanded several times before. It was again scheduled for this week, but when both accused were called to appear at 12:15 on Wednesday, they were absent. State prosecutor Dalon Quickfall requested warrants of arrest issued.
Magistrate Conchita Olivier subsequently issued the warrant of arrest for both accused. The case was remanded to 11 October for the fixing of a trial date.

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