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Namibian court convicts Ugandan doctor over assault

By Glorias Musiime

Added 10th December 2019 02:36 PM

The magistrate, Rheent Ilge, convicted Lwande of assault and ordered him to pay a fine of N$1,000 (Ush250,000) or serve three months in prison.

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The magistrate, Rheent Ilge, convicted Lwande of assault and ordered him to pay a fine of N$1,000 (Ush250,000) or serve three months in prison.

A magistrate’s court in Namibia has fined a Ugandan doctor sh250, 000 for assaulting a Namibian national.

Court documents indicate that on April 4, 2016, Dr Jerry Lwande shook the chair on which Joseph Gerrison Aula was seated, which could be construed as a push.

The magistrate, Rheent Ilge, convicted Lwande of assault and ordered him to pay a fine of N$1,000 (Ush250,000) or serve three months in prison.

While passing the sentence, Ndakondja stressed that the doctor has not committed another offence since the incident. “There is no indication showing that the doctor is a danger to the society”.

The evidence on court record also shows that the complainant was never injured.

The magistrate said there is no evidence showing that the complainant was pushed off the chair although the complainant testified he could easily have been disabled had he not held on to the table when the chair was pushed.

Court documents indicate that the doctor uttered words like “I don’t want to touch you, I will kill you for nothing, I will kill you” in audio which was produced by the complainant which clearly shows there is a threat against the life of complainant by the doctor.

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