Billionaire denied bail

Rose-Mary Haufiku

Murder accused British billionaire, Harvey Boulter (51), has failed in his bail attempt on Tuesday at the Outjo Magistrates’ Court.

Despite a spirited attempt, which also included supporting testimony from a Clinical psychologist, and from the family members of the deceased, Boulter was denied bail and remanded in custody at the Kamanjab Police cells. Boulter stands accused of allegedly shooting his employee (a manager at his farm) Gerhard van Wyk (54) in February after he attempted to seek sexual favours from van Wyk’s daughter in law. He is also facing additional charges of defeating/obstructing the course of justice, illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.

His physical court appearance for his bail application, comes after it was ordered by the court after he had failed to appear on two prior occasions.

Boulter has been holed up in Windhoek at Auas Private Hospital, which is located in an upmarket retirement village since February, after he was allegedly shot in the hand during the scuffle that led to Van Wyk’s fatal death. It has taken him close to two months to recover from the bullet wound.

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