AR threatens private prosecution against Vilho

AR threatens private prosecution against Vilho

The Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement said it will be monitoring the work of the Office of the Prosecutor General (PG) and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and ‘await’ the arrest of former Defence minister, Hafeni Peter Vilho.
If it does not happen the movement will consider conducting a private prosecution.
The movement’s spokesperson, Simon Amunime said this in a media statement issued Wednesday while reacting to the resignation of Vilho as the Minister of Defence and Veterans' Affairs.
Vilho resigned on Tuesday after having a meeting with President Hage Geingob to explain an undeclared bank account in a foreign country registered in his name.
Amunime said the movement will request the PG to issue a nolle prosequi certificate as set out in Section 05 of the Criminal Procedure Act to facilitate a private prosecution.
“We will continue to monitor the work of the Office of the Prosecutor General and the Anti-Corruption Commission and await the arrest of the former minister and a crackdown on the corruption in the ministry, or should the PG and the ACC fail in their duties, we have already begun engagement with regional and international bodies to assist with means to ensure Vilho’s private prosecution by the AR movement,” said Amunime.
He added that AR believes that Vilho’s resignation was not genuine but rather a “political arrangement” as the meeting was held behind closed doors, and despite strong evidence implicating Vilho to be investigated for corruption activities, the Namibian authorities have swept the case under the carpet.
-NAMPA