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NamPol Incident report of alleged assault by police officers on Elleste Plaatjie not available

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The Namibian Police have not yet made available the incident report on the alleged assault by two of its members on the late Keetmanshoop resident Elleste Plaatjie.

Nbc News has been requesting for the public document since the incident occurred in January but to no avail.

Messages sent to the ||Karas Regional Commander Commissioner Marius Katamili have gone unanswered.

Chief Inspector Elifas Kuwinga of NamPol’s public relations informed NBC that his office is not in possession of the incident report.

Keetmanshoop Magistrate's Court reserves judgment in bail application of police officers

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The Keetmanshoop Magistrate's Court has reserved judgment in the bail application of two police officers, Mulisa Bernard Mulisa and Willbard Neshuku, accused of murdering Elleste Plaatjie.

The duo faces charges of murder and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Lawyer Martino Olivier, representing Mulisa and Neshuku, argued the state could not sustain the grounds on which it was opposing the granting of bail to his clients.

LPM condemn killing of Elleste Plaatjie allegedly by two police officers

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The LPM is the latest to condemn the killing of Elleste Plaatjie allegedly by two police officers. 

Plaatjie succumbed to injuries he sustained after he was allegedly beaten by Nampol members attached to the Special Reserve Force at Keetmanshoop.  

Addressing a media conference at Keetmanshoop, LPM leader Bernardus Swartbooi urged the public at large to speak out against what he termed as police brutality. 

Certain actions by the police constitute policy brutality- Kudumo

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Public Policy Analyst, Dr. Marius Kudumo is of the view that certain actions by the police constitute police brutality.

Dr. Kudumo was particularly referring to police actions during demonstrations.

Kudumo's comments come in the wake of the arrest of two police officers for the alleged murder of a 31-year-old Keetmanshoop resident, who died after an alleged assault by the police.

Stand-offs between the police and civilians are not too common, but should there be an encounter, it is one that is aggressive.

Mother of the late Elleste Plaatjie requesting that no bail be granted to the two police officers

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The mother of the late Elleste Plaatjie who allegedly suffered a fatal assault at the hands of the Namibian Police Force is requesting that no bail be granted to the two police officers.

Veronica Plaatjie says, she was with her son at the Keetmanshoop State Hospital and witnessed the severe pain he was in.

The police who were on shift that night say Plaatjie, took the incident as a joke and was reluctant to assist them.