Petrus Damaseb

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Petrus Damaseb
Judge of the High Court of Namibia
Assumed office
12 July 2004
Personal details
Born Petrus Tileinge Damaseb
(1962-06-26) 26 June 1962 (age 55)
Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region
Nationality Namibian
Spouse(s) Ngarandue T Kandjou
Alma mater University of Warwick
Profession Judge

Petrus Tileinge Damaseb (born 26 June 1962 in Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region) is a Namibian judge.


Damaseb studied at schools in Tsumeb, Grootfontein and Uis prior to joining the liberation struggle and going into exile in Zambia. In Zambia, he studied at the United Nations Institute for Namibia (UNIN) and obtained a Diploma in Development Studies and Management with a focus on law. In 1984, he qualified as a magistrate through Zambia's National Institute of Public Administration in conjunction with UNIN. He then received a United Nations scholarship to study at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, where he graduated from a LLB (hons).


Damaseb returned to Namibia in 1989, as the country prepared for its first democratic elections. From independence in 1990 to 1997, he served as a senior government official. He worked in a private practice from 1997 to 2004. In 2004, Damaseb was appointed a permanent judge of the High Court of Namibia. He has also been a judge of the SADC Tribunal. He served on the FIFA Ethics Committee and was Vice Chairman of Confederation of African Football (CAF) Appeal Board.[1] He has also served as head of the Namibia Football Association.[2]

Notable cases[edit]

  • Kareeboomvloer massacre: Brothers Sylvester and Gavin Beukes murder the owners' couple of farm Kareeboomvloer and execute all witnesses, including two children. The trial lasted from 2007 to 2011.[3]


  1. ^ Petrus Damaseb at
  2. ^ Damaseb goes for England bid Archived 7 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine. The Namibian, 25 March 2009
  3. ^ Menges, Werner. "Record jail terms in massacre trial". The Namibian.