RELATIVES of Namibian citizens who are serving prison terms in the notorious Peu-Peu prison in the southern Cunene province of Angola are urged to contact the relevant Namibian authorities to make arrangements for sending food parcels and other essential items to them.
According to Deputy Commissioner Petrus Shigwedha of the police in the Oshikoto Region, there are about 30 Namibians imprisoned at Peu-Peu for a variety of criminal offenses they committed in Angola.
The Peu-Peu prison, near the Xangongo town, is notorious for the way prisoners are mistreated and where inmates are mostly expected to bring their own food.
Shigwedha said that the two countries’ authorities have put up a mechanism to allow the prisoners’ Namibian relatives to visit them in Angola or send food parcels.
Visits might be impossible now because the border between the two countries is closed, but relatives can send food parcels and other items, said Shigwedha.
Information about the modalities of sending items to Peu-Peu can be obtained by contacting the nearest immigration office or by contacting Deputy Commissioner Shigwedha at 081 805 3339.