'Struggle Kids' break colleague out of Police Station

31 Aug 2014 16:20pm
WINDHOEK, 31 AUG (NAMPA) – Members of the group known as ‘Children of the Liberation Struggle’ allegedly entered the Katutura Police Station by force Friday evening and freed a ‘struggle kid’ who was arrested for allegedly smashing someone’s car window.
The Head of the Namibian Police Force’s (NamPol) Public Relations Division, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi, told a media briefing on Sunday that a mob of about 20 struggle kids arrived at the station, demanding the release of a fellow struggle kid.
The group, which lost a female member when shot got fired during a scuffle with police on Wednesday, allegedly broke the burglar bars at the Katutura Police Station, entered the station, freed their comrade and the left the station.
According to Kanguatjivi, a police officer was on duty but the group managed to remove him and entered the station.
However, on Saturday at about 08h00 in the morning the Namibian Police Reserve Force arrested five of the struggle kids, including the freed suspect, for damage to property, obstruction of justice and crimen injuria.
Police investigations into the matter continue.
Still in the Khomas Region, two vehicles - one belonging to the Ministry of Health and Social Services and the other a private vehicle - collided head-on at the Old Police Road Block near Brakwater.
The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday.
Two occupants in the private vehicle died at the scene while three occupants in the vehicle of the Ministry of Health were taken to the state hospital for treatment.