Namugongo Denies First 13 Charges

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By Kuvee Kangueehi

Windhoek

Deputy Director in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Sackey Namugongo, pleaded not guilty to 13 counts out of 43 counts when his case resumed in the Katutura Regional Court yesterday.

Appearing before magistrate Sarel Jacobs, Namugongo pleaded not guilty to the charges, which in total include corruption, fraud, theft or alternatively forgery and uttering.

When the case resumed yesterday morning, Namugongo faced 46 counts but three were withdrawn by the State.

Namugongo who was also the Head of Division for Gambling, Casino and Lotteries in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism did not finish his plea yesterday and is expected to continue this morning.

According to the charge sheet Namugongo, who is also a well-known television presenter, allegedly granted 19 fake gambling licences to 18 individuals and in the process stole funds to the tune N$385?

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