A KAPANA vendor from Windhoek’s Havana Informal settlement has registered a case of assault against the Namibian Police, following his admission to the Katutura state hospital with a broken leg.
David Shambo (50) had to pay a fine N$4000 for selling Kapana at an unauthorized place and for defeating the course of justice, his wife Elizabeth Shambo told Informanté. According to her, her husband was fined for selling kapana at his house.
“My husband and I depend on kapana for survival. We own a bar as well but it has been closed during the lockdown. He has 11 children who all depend on him and he was just trying to survive. I am a cleaner and the money I make is not enough to feed all the children in the house, most of who go to school. Our children will soon go to school and they will need taxi fare, which has also been increased,” she said.
David has been hospitalized since 1 June, according to his wife. She claims that her husband has suffered a broken leg and will have to undergo an operation.
The police however say that the selling of kapana in the area where Shambo was found is not allowed and that he had refused to cooperate with the police when they approached him. A scuffle is said to have happened between police officers and Shambo, resulting in his injury.
Urging public members to cooperate with the police and to adhere to the rules, Nampol Spokesperson Kauna Shikwambi said that charges of assault by threat have also been opened against Shambo.