/High-stakes Etosha land rights hearing starts

High-stakes Etosha land rights hearing starts

The hearing of a potentially groundbreaking case by eight members of the Hai//om San community wanting legal recognition of their people’s ancestral land rights over Etosha National Park and the Mangetti area has started before a three-judge bench of the Windhoek High Court.

After two postponements – the first in November last year, and then again in May this year – High Court deputy judge president Hosea Angula and judges Nate Ndauendapo and Thomas Masuku yesterday started hearing oral arguments on an application by eight members of the Hai//om community who are asking to be allowed to pursue a lawsuit as representatives of their community against the Namibian government and other parties with interests in Etosha National Park and the Mangetti West area north of Tsumeb.

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