AFTER one of the most lengthy and grueling trials in Namibian history, former Supreme Court judge Pio Teek has finally been acquitted on all counts of sexual misbehavior first laid against him in January 2005. This week’s Supreme Court decision clearing him completely pointed out examples of shoddy work in the case by police investigators and others, and warned that the “systemic failures” evident in the case brought the system of criminal justice into disrepute. It could result “in a travesty of justice”, said the judges.
Read the judgment here on NamibLII
AS was only proper, the final stage of former judge Pio Teek’s case was heard by three senior judges from outside Namibia. Two of the bench, Judges Bess Nkabinde and Yvonne Mokgoro are former members of SA’s highest court, and the third, Judge Maruping Dibotelo, retired as Botswana’s chief justice earlier this year.