Helena Johannes

The High Court is set to deliver its judgement in the case where Professor Frednard Gideon is challenging the appointment of Dr Erold Naomab as the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) to the 9th December 2020, Lawyer Sisa Namandje has revealed.

This comes after the case was heard in the High Court on Friday, the 4th of December 2020.

Namandje and his client, Professor Frednard Gideon, are seeking to set aside the NUST Council decision made on the 12th of November 2020 to select Naomab as their preferred candidate to be appointed into the position of VC of NUST instead of Gideon.

They want the appointment process undertaken to be declared unfair and unlawful.

They are also demanding that any employment agreement entered between the University and Naomab based on the purported decision of 12th of November 2020 to be declared as unlawful and as ‘ultra vires’.