REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA
WINDHOEK - 20 March 2009
Announcement of the granting of presidential pardon or retrieve to certain categories of offenders
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE GRANTING OF PRESIDENTIAL PARDON OR REPRIEVE TO
CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF OFFENDERS
In terms of Sub-Article (8) of Article 32 of the Namibian Constitution I announce that I have, under
the powers vested in me by Sub-Article (3)(d) of that Article and in commemoration of the nineteenth
anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Namibia on 21 March 2009, granted pardon
or reprieve to certain prisoners as set out in paragraph 1 below, except any prisoners to whom the
provisions of paragraph 2 apply:
The following prisoners have been pardoned:
Those serving sentences of imprisonment whose conditional release on
parole has been approved prior to or on 21 March 2009.
Those serving sentences of imprisonment of six months or less and who, on
21 March 2009, had served half or more of their sentences.
Those of the age of 60 years or older, who maintained good discipline in
prison and there is reasonable probability that they will not pose any risk to
society when released.