S v Heiden (CR 14/2013 ) [2013] NAHCMD 49 (26 February 2013);

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Full judgment

NOT REPORTABLE



REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA

HIGH COURT OF NAMIBIA MAIN DIVISION, WINDHOEK



Case no: CR 14/2013



THE STATE

Versus

NXAU TSAMKXAO HEIDEN

(HIGH COURT MAIN DIVISION REF. NO 922/2012)

(MAGISTRATE SERIAL NO. :3/2012)

Neutral citation: The State v Heiden (CR 14/2013) [2013] NAHCMD 49 (26 February 2013)

Coram: SHIVUTE, J et UNENGU, AJ

Delivered: 26 February 2013



ORDER





  1. The conviction and sentence are confirmed.



  1. The order of forfeiture of N$97.00 to the state is set aside and substituted with

the forfeiture of N$10.00 to the state.



REVIEW JUDGMENT



SHIVUTE J (UNENGU, A J concurring):



[1] The accused appeared in the magistrate’s court Grootfontein on a charge of possession of dependence producing substance contravening s 2 (b) of Act 41 of 1971 as amended. He was convicted as charged after the state led evidence.



[2] I am satisfied with the conviction, however, an order was made that N$97.00 was forfeited to the state. According to the record the amount of N$97.00 was not featured anywhere.



[3] I directed a query to the magistrate as to how did the amount of N$97.00 get involved in the matter?

[4] The learned magistrate responded to the query that, the accused was found with N$10.00 in his pocket and not N$97.00. Therefore the order should have read N$10.00 forfeited to the state.



[5] I fully agree with the magistrate’s explanation that N$10.00 was supposed to be forfeited to the state and not N$97.00.

[6] In the result the following order is made:



  1. The conviction and sentence are confirmed.



  1. The order of forfeiture of N$97.00 to the state is set aside and substituted with

the forfeiture of N$10.00 to the state.















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N N Shivute

Judge











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E P Unengu

Acting Judge





















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