N$10 000 fines for #Fishrot lawyers without work permits

N$10 000 fines for #Fishrot lawyers without work permits

The Windhoek Magistrate's Court Friday evening found South African lawyers Mike Helens and Dawie Joubert guilty of contravening sections of the Immigration Control Act.
They have each been fined N$10 000 or 16 months in prison.
The state was represented by prosecutor Cliff Lutibezi while advocate Essi Schimming-Chase appeared for the two lawyers.
They appeared before magistrate Venatius Alweendo.
The two advocates admitted that they lied to immigration officials at the Hosea Kutako Airport. The state submitted that they showed disrespect to Namibian laws and that, as two highly experienced lawyers, they were of Namibian laws.
Helens and Joubert were in the country to represent high profile Namibians, including two former ministers, involved in a multimillion dollar alleged fishing quota kickback scandal.