Hanse-Himarwa approaches High Court to appeal her corruption conviction

Hanse-Himarwa approaches High Court to appeal her corruption conviction
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Former Education Minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa has approached the Windhoek High Court and applied for leave to appeal her corruption conviction.
Hanse-Himarwa was last year convicted by High Court judge Christie Liebenberg on charges of corruption after he found her guilty of corruptly using her office during her time as Hardap Governor.
Liebenberg found that she removed the names of two Mass Housing beneficiaries and replaced them with those of her relatives.
Judge Liebenberg sentenced the former minister to 24 months imprisonment or a N$50 000 fine, Hanse-Himarwa paid the fine, she was further sentenced to a one-year prison term which is suspended for five years.
Liebenberg will deliver his verdict on 3 February regarding the application to appeal.
South African defence lawyer, Barry Roux, represented Hanse-Himarwa, while senior prosecutor Ed Marondedze is appearing for the State.