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Protesters demand justice for Okahandja police shooting victims

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Protesters marched to Agostinho Neto Square on Saturday to demand justice for the killing of five men who died at the hands of police officers in Okahandja in April last year.

The protest was spearheaded by activist and Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) member Michael Amushelelo.

The plan for this march was to bring across a message of grief and unhappiness.

Gathered were the youth, family, and friends of Erikki 'Akawa' Martin, Abed Andreas, Marius Ipinge, Malaika Kotokeni, and Flavianus Endjala.

NEFF leadership restrained from engaging with a host of retailers

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The High Court has cemented a significant ruling, finalising an order that specifically prohibits the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF), along with its President, Deputy President Kalimbo Iipumbu, and NEFF member Michael Amushelelo, from participating in any unlawful activities at Rani Traders and several other retail outlets.

This decision by Judge Shafimane Ueitele follows an interim order issued on December 22nd last year and was ultimately finalised last Friday.

Call to release Michael Amushelelo grows on social media

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A movement calling for the immediate release of arrested activist Michael Amushelelo is growing on social media.

Amushelelo was arrested on Namibia’s 33rd Independence Day.

Amushelelo, together with fellow activist Dimbulukeni Nauyoma and PDM lawmaker Inna Hengari, were arrested by the Namibian police after they arrived at the scene of a gathered crowd that had been mobilised to stage a protest against unemployment.

Michael Amushelelo appears at Katutura Magistrate Court

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Arrested activist Michael Amushelelo appeared at the Katutura Magistrate Court on Monday, and lawyer Kadhila Amoomo, who is representing Amushelelo, announced that the state continues to oppose bail after his client's arrest.

Amoomo wrote on his social media that Amushelelo, who is being housed at the Windhoek Correctional Facility, will now be held in solitary confinement out of fear that he may politically influence other offenders.

BAIL APPLICATION | Michael Amushelelo, Dimbulukeni Nauyoma

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Lawyer Kadhila Amoomo has announced that they will not be pursuing the bail application for Michael Amushelelo. Instead, the legal team will focus on the bail application for Dimbulukeni Nauyoma. The two lawyers are providing pro bono representation for the activists.

According to the legal team, they have enlisted the services of an advocate to assist in the defense of Amushelelo. Postponing his bail application will allow the advocate to have ample time to consult with the client.

Parliamentarian Inna Hengari was granted bail

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Parliamentarian Inna Hengari was granted bail of N$ 5 000 in the Katutura Magistrate's Court on Friday after her arrest during the protest against unemployment along with activists Dimbulukeni Nauyoma and Michael Amushelelo. They were arrested on Tuesday.

The trio appeared before Magistrate Surita Savage.

Hengari was granted bail on the condition that she does not participate in any illegal demonstrations and that she should appear before the Katutura Magistrate's Court again on the 29th of March. 

NEEF unemployment protest denied

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The Police Chief, Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo, has denied a request by the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) to stage a nationwide protest against high unemployment in the country on Independence Day tomorrow.

NEFF Commissar Michael Amushelelo says the aim of the protest is to put pressure on lawmakers to act with urgency and address the growing number of unemployed people in the country.

Whipping for loans game was humiliating- Petroport Kavango Service Station employees

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The victims of the alleged 'whipping for loans game say they had to keep up pretense to put food on the table, though it was humiliating.

The now, former employees say what started as a soft game later turned into serious spankings with sticks.
They spoke to nbc News during the demonstration led by Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) against Petroport Kavango Service Station's owner Mike Du Preez.

Michael Amushelelo & Job Amupanda battle it out on social media

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A subtle Twitter war is brewing between activist Michael Amushelelo and AR frontman, Job Amupanda.

Amushelelo has called out Dr. Amupanda, who in 2019 took a swipe at the Windhoek municipality leadership for subjecting its cleaners to working without permanent contracts and with no medical aid or pension.

Amupanda tweeted his concerns before he ascended to the mayoral chair.

The NEFF Commissar, who now leads a protest by the Windhoek Municipality cleaners, is accusing Amupanda of having used the cleaners’ plight to expedite his political career.