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City dismisses demands for Amukwelele’s suspension

City dismisses demands for Amukwelele’s suspension

Niël Terblanché


A DEMAND by the #MeToo movement in Namibia to have Sergeant Fabian Amukwelele suspended from his post as the public relations officer of the Windhoek City Police has been deferred by the City of Windhoek (CoW).


In a letter addressed to MeTooNamibia, the outgoing Chief Executive Officer of the CoW, Robert Kahimise l, said that the Management Committee of the Municipal Council according to its Standing Rule of Order resolved to dismiss the petition.


Kahimise pointed out that the meeting was held on 22 September.


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RAPE ACCUSED: Spokesperson of the Windhoek City Police, Fabian Amukwelele. – Photo: File


The 37-year-old Sergeant Amukwelele was arrested on a charge of rape during the second week of April.


He stands accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague at his residence in Rocky Crest sometime during January this year.


The accused person returned to his position as the public relations officer after his formal application for bail in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court was granted.


He was released on bail in the same week of his arrest.


The #MeToo movement in Namibia at the time was privy to some details of the case and demanded that the Namibian Police arrest the accused person immediately.


At the time of Sergeant Amukwelele’s arrest, the Khomas Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Abner Agas, said that the 29-year-old victim reported the case in March.


Despite the demands from the #MeToo movement, the arrest on Sergeant Amukwelele was only affected after the complaint was thoroughly investigated.


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