No suspects arrested into Swapo office burglary

16 Apr 2014 14:50pm
RUNDU, 16 APR (NAMPA) – Members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Kavango regions are still looking for the suspect(s) that broke into the Swapo Party office at Rundu last Wednesday and stole cash and equipment valued over N.dollars 140 000.
The thieves allegedly gained entry into the building by breaking the burglar bars and padlock at the door.
NamPol’s Crime Investigations Coordinator in the Kavango regions, Deputy Commissioner Willie Bampton told Nampa on Wednesday that no suspects have yet been arrested in the incident, but police investigations are still underway.
“We have not arrested anyone yet, but we are busy investigating the case,” he said.
Swapo Party’s Co-ordinator for the Kavango East Region, Johanna Kandjimi told this reporter last week Thursday that the suspects broke into her office as well as the offices of her secretary, the office of the Swapo Party Elders’ Council (SPEC), that of the Namibia Food and Allied Workers’ Union (NAFAU) and the office of the Metal and Allied Namibia Workers’ Union (MANWU). All these offices are in the same complex.
Kandjimi said the burglars first broke into her office and took a plastic bag which contained N.dollars 500 cash as well as three sewing machines valued at N.dollars 132 000.
These machines were donated to the party’s sewing project by the Swedish Government.
From her secretary’s office they allegedly took N.dollars 2 600, as well as Swapo Party T-shirts, caps, constitution booklets, stickers and flags valued at over N.dollars 5 700. They also got away with the secretary’s perfume and cosmetic products, valued at N.dollars 3 000.
The culprits took N.dollars 700 in cash from the office of the elders’ council and N.dollars 2 600 from the two union offices.
Kandjimi said the Swapo Party office is now in desperate need of financial and material assistance to replace the broken doors and stolen equipment.