GOBABIS: One of the accused in the stock theft case involving 15 heads of cattle stolen from a farm in the Omaheke Region, Aphas Kamutjemo was yesterday granted bail of N.dollars 10 000, with stringent conditions.
The 30-year-old Kamutjemo is linked to the disappearance of the 15 heads of cattle which went missing from Farm Rembrandt in the Shaka area of the Kalahari Constituency.
He was linked to the crime after a worker at another commercial farm, Farm Brazil, where the allegedly stolen cattle were kept, pointed him out in an identification parade as having been the driver of the truck onto which the cattle were loaded.
He is charged alongside three others in the same case – Muvare Kaporo (25), Mathew Kakururume (24) and Stockley ‘Mbaruu’ Kajeuao (39).
The court however reserved judgment on whether to grant bail to Kamutjemo’s co-accused until 06 March this year when Magistrate Lourens Pretorius is expected to deliver his judgment.
The three also face an added charge of murder, relating to the death of prominent Aminuis anti-stock theft unit leader, Hiambepo ‘Major’ Kazeurua, whose body was found in an aardvark burrow on Farm Brazil.