WINDHOEK: Three members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) and a resident of Keetmanshoop charged with the death of police detainee Noel Calvin Thompson during April 2007, will hear their fate tomorrow.
On 26 July this year, presiding High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo postponed the handing down of his verdict in the matter to 05 September as the judgement was not ready at that time.
The three police officers are Gert Hendrik Titsol, Lodwika Galand and Hendrina Nghivelwa.
They are each charged with culpable homicide for allegedly acting carelessly while they were on duty when the late Thompson was assaulted in a police holding cell.
Keetmanshoop resident Charles Vries, a former detainee at the Keetmanshoop Police Station, is facing a charge of murder in connection with Thompson’s death.
The late Thompson died shortly after his release from police custody on 01 April 2007 and evidence presented during the trial had it that Vries, who shared a cell at the Keetmanshoop Police Station with the late Thompson, allegedly beat the latter to death during a fight in their holding cell.