Injured 'land grabber' out of hospital

12 Apr 2016 19:20pm
WALVIS BAY, 12 APR (NAMPA - A man from Walvis Bay who was hospitalised after he and other landless residents clashed with the police here on 02 April, was discharged last Friday.
Vaino Shanyengange, 24, was admitted for injuries sustained during the violent confrontation with police officers who were trying to evict them from private land.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Regional Commander for Erongo, Commissioner Andreas Nelumbu on Tuesday confirmed his discharge from the Windhoek State Hospital.
The police used rubber bullets to disperse an angry crowd of land grabbers, hurting some of them in the process.
Police officers were also injured and State property damaged by the illegal land occupants during the clash.
Contrary to earlier reports that Shanyengange will appear before court after his recovery, Nelumbu said: “He was not charged as we do not have sufficient evidence that he damaged property or hit a police officer”.
Four other men were charged with malicious damage to property. They are Immanuel Huseb, 41; Immanuel Nkuumbuli 41; Willem Shooya, 24; and Mulike Mulike, 38.
They were released on warning on 04 April on condition that they return to the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s Court on 02 June 2016 after police investigations into the matter are expected to be completed.