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Land feud getting out of hand

Land feud getting out of hand

Maria David

 

A RESIDENT of Elombe village in the area of Ongwediva is requesting assistance from the government to intervene with an ongoing land feud that has been dragging along for the past six years.

 

The aggrieved person, Zasindu Julius (41) said he went to all the authorities to have the matter resolved, but all his efforts proved fruitless as a certain Titus Abraham continues to divide the land for his own personal gain.

 

“I have acquired the land through legal means and was given the land by law and now they are taking my land by force,” he said.

 

Julius noted that he had taken up the matter with appropriate traditional authorities and the Namibian Police Force in Oshana, but Abraham ignored all warnings issued to him.

 

He pointed out that the two are not related in any way. However, families connected through the father of Abraham and grandfather of Julius knowing each other from way back.

 

He pointed out that Abraham was also given his portion of land, but he opted to construct a school and flats.

 

“But greed has now caught up with him that he wants my land now too,” he said.

 

“It is currently ploughing season and I haven’t started working on my land although I want the work done as soon as possible,” he said.

 

Julius said all he wants is his piece of land given to him back and requested the right authorities to get involved to have the matter resolved before it escalates further.

 

Oshana Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Hilya Haipumbu confirmed that the matter was brought to their attention and that a case has been registered that still needs to be investigated.

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