By Elezo Libanda
Katima Mulilo, Aug. 4 — Residents of the Cowboy informal settlement in Katima Mulilo were shocked after a health worker based at Katima Mulilo state hospital assaulted a man believed to be working for him as a taxi driver.
The man allegedly disappeared in the taxi for three days and on his return did not have any money.
According to eyewitnesses, the taxi driver was heavily assaulted before he was bundled into the boot of a VW sedan.
The man then drove around Katima Mulilo with the taxi driver still locked in the boot until the Cowboy neighbourhood watch contacted the police who came and freed the taxi driver from the VW boot.
The police escorted the man to the hospital where he received medical treatment before he was dropped at his home.
No police case was opened against the alleged assailant and community members suspect the man might have been given the wrong advice not to open a police case against his employer.
Contacted for comment the police spokesperson said no case was opened.
A member of the neighbourhood watch who did not want to be identified for fear of victimization told NDN the case might have been swept under the carpet because of the influence of the suspect in the town.