A Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology Tsumeb campus employee on trial in the High Court for the alleged murder of the institution’s two top managers last year, has secured government-funded legal assistance. Nampa reports that 58-year-old Ernst Lichtenstrasser made another appearance before High Court Judge Christie Liebenberg during a pre-trial conference of case management review Tuesday morning, when his privately-instructed defence Trevor Brockerhoff informed the court that the Directorate of Legal Aid has approved his client’s application for legal assistance. Lichtenstrasser was initially arrested in connection with the illegal possession of firearm ammunition without a licence in the Karibib area a few days after the murders of NIMT Executive Director Eckhart Mueller and his deputy Heimo Hellwig who were allegedly shot at close range when they arrived at the institute’s Arandis campus between 06h00 and 06h30 on 15 April 2019.