Kandara Inquest Set for March

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By Frederick Philander WINDHOEK The judicial inquest hearing into the death of the late Lazarus Kandara is scheduled for after Independence Day on 21 March, it was announced by a spokeswoman of the Windhoek High Court. According to High Court clerk, Lenka Pretorius, she received formal instructions from magistrate Maria Mahali, who will be conducting the inquest hearing, to register the case for after Independence Day. “The decision was taken based on the fact that the court has as yet not received all the medical findings and reports necessary to proceed with the inquest hearing,” Pretorius said. The late Kandara, the alleged king-pin in the Avid Investment Corporation High Court inquiry held under the provisions of the Companies Act into the still missing N$30 million of the Social Security Commission, allegedly committed suicide whilst in police custody on 24 August, last year.