THE ongoing hearing of the local activist and economic commissar of the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighter (NEFF), Michael Amushelelo, AR activist, Dimbulukeni Nauyoma, and six others who have been accused of public violence, and other charges has been put on final remand as the matter has been sent to the prosecutor general’s office on whether or not the matter would go for prosecution.
Amushelelo and his counterpart Dimbulukeni who have been labelled as kingpins of “activist moulds” within the country by a state witness have been in custody at the Windhoek central prison for more than three months after their bail application was denied in May 2022.
The group was arrested during unrests on 12 and 13 May respectively in the countries China town business district in northern industry, after Amushelelo led protestors to China in objection of counterfeit goods allegedly sold by Chinese businesses without reproach from authorities.
The six other accused persons: Lawrence Mwatile, Jan-Epafras Mukwilongo, Emily Mununga, Anna Amupanda, Risto Ithikwa, and Julieta Amushelelo were released on warning pending the outcome of the matter.
Magistrate David Mukuyu postponed the matter to 5 October 2022 for the PG’s decision.