Its's every Namibian's duty to ensure country maintains democracy status- Shikongo

The Inspector General of the Namibian Police, Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo, says it is every Namibian's duty to ensure that the country maintains its status as a democracy, especially when it comes to press freedom.

Shikongo made these remarks at the opening of a four-day training workshop for NamPol regional community affairs, community policing, and public relations officers in the capital on Monday.

Shikongo denies request by NEFF to hold a protest

The Inspector General of the Namibian Police, Joseph Shikongo, has denied a request by the Namibian Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) to hold a protest along Independence Avenue in support of striking workers of the Windhoek Municipality.

NEFF made the request on Thursday last week, and Shikongo says that the request to hold the protest is not in compliance with the three working-day notice.

Lieutenant General Shikongo also informed NEFF that the aim of the intended demonstration has not been clearly specified in the notice.

Stolen ox suspects denied bail

Two men and a woman were denied bail on Monday after they were found in possession of a suspected stolen ox.

The suspects, who appeared in the Rundu Magistrates Court on Wednesday, are charged with the possession of suspected stolen stock, the importation of animals into Namibia without a permit, forgery, and uttering.

The two men, 34-year-old Siwogedi Fellip Haingura and 23-year-old Lukas Kavimba Muyenga, are suspected of having stolen an ox from Angola and brought it into Namibia at night to sell.

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

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.


A 41-year-old Chinese national was arrested on Saturday for allegedly trying to bribe a police officer on the B2 road between Arandis and Usakos. It is alleged that he tried to pay a bribe of N$200 to avoid a speeding fine of N$2000. The suspect will appear at the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

NamPol Urges the Public to Observe Traffic Laws and Regulations

The Inspector General of the Namibian Police has called on the public to observe traffic laws and regulations for an accident-free festive season.

Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo, who had meetings in the Ohangwena Region, also called on all peace-loving Namibians to put extra energy into fighting crimes.

The Police Chief had a series of activities and discussions with the public as well as the business community to discuss and solicit input from them on issues pertaining to service delivery and the contribution that the public can make to fight security challenges.

Namibian Police request the public to help identifying a female body

The Namibian Police are asking the public for help in identifying a female body stored in the Windhoek Police Mortuary or to contact them if they are aware of a missing person in their area.

According to the Head of NamPol's Public Relations Division, Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, an unknown female was bumped by a car nearly two months ago on Sam Nujoma Drive near Otjomuise.

The unidentified woman is estimated to be between 17 and 25 years old.

Deputy Commissioner Shikwambi says no positive identification has been done to date.

Namibian police to investigate inappropriate conduct in the force

Lawyer Norman Tjombe has requested the Inspector General of the Namibian Police, Joseph Shikongo, to investigate possible inappropriate conduct by members of his force.

Tjombe informed the Inspector General that police officers stationed at Matriental are attempting to persuade the parents of murdered Hendrina Mupolo to drop a civil case against Johan Meyer.

Johan Meyer stands accused of running over 9-year-old Hendrina Mupolo in May, after she, together with her mother and others, allegedly went to harvest beans at Meyer’s plot.

Public warned to be vigilant against counterfeit banknotes

The Bank of Namibia (BoN) and the Namibian Police (NamPol) have, in a joint statement, cautioned members of the public to be vigilant against counterfeit banknotes.

The two institutions' reaction comes after two Namibian citizens and a Rwandan national were found using fake banknotes at the Central Shops in Katutura, Windhoek, and were subsequently arrested through an intelligence operation.

Law enforcement officials also confiscated all equipment used to produce the fake notes.

The suspects have appeared in court and are remanded in police custody.

Crime in Windhoek continues to rise

Crime in Windhoek continues to rise as the Namibian Police recorded five incidences of robbery and one robbery with aggravating circumstances over the past weekend.

A 52-year-old Namibian male was robbed by unknown suspects in Khomasdal's Mercedes Street.

According to the Namibian Police, four unidentified male suspects allegedly threatened the victim with a firearm and knives before robbing him of his property. 

The suspects took N$1, 200.00 in cash and a wallet containing personal documents.