By Robert Maseka
ANDARA, APRIL 22 – Deputy Secretary of the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) Christine Haindaka – Sikongo last week condemned the killing of a 32-year old man from Andara village by his Chinese employer after an argument erupted regarding payment issues.
“The recent horrifying news of the Chinese businessman who shot his employee at Andara village in Kavango East region, SPYL strongly rejects in the strongest terms on this kind of action” she said.
In her statement, Haindaka appealed to the country’s judiciary.
“SPYL is pleading to the court of law to severely punish the culprit and serve as an example to anyone who may wish to repeat the same actions” the youth leader reiterated.
She further called on law enforcement officials to control weapons issued, requesting that the Namibian Police Force institute a search warrant for all firearms at the disposal of “the Chinese nationals and all other foreigners in Namibia.”
Haindaka said human rights and dignity should be respected at all times and appealed that people should make use of relevant offices to solve their disputes.
Haindaka expressed concern at the rate that homicide has become a widespread epidemic in the country, evolving into a life threatening issue which she believes needs to be addressed by collective efforts from each and every Namibian, likewise other stakeholders.
According to sources, the Chinese suspect is expected to appear in the Rundu magistrate court tomorrow, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 and local activists have pledged to demonstrate against the issuing of bail against the suspect. – Robert Maseka