High Court Judges Naomi Shivute and Philanda Christiaan dismissed the bail appeal of Michael Amushelelo. The 31 year-old was arrested in March on charges relating to contempt of court. Amushelelo reportedly organised an unemployment protest on Namibia’s Independence Day, 21 March 2023, despite a High Court ruling stating otherwise. The two judges did not deliver the full judgment and only read the order. Amushelelo’s lawyer, Kadhila Amoomo, has in the meantime indicated that they would appeal the High Court’s ruling in the Supreme Court.