Five arrested during Rehoboth land protest now out on bail

03 May 2016 17:20pm
REHOBOTH, 03 MAY (NAMPA) - Five men arrested on Monday during the illegal occupation of land in Rehoboth’s Kuvukiland settlement have been released on bail.
Robert Borman, Abes Khaibeb, Melvin Beukes, Petrus Olivier and Gavin Cloete were each granted bail of N.dollars 800 by Magistrate Andre Matelich on Tuesday when they made their first appearance in the Rehoboth Magistrate’s Court.
They face two charges of resisting arrest and for not having informed a law enforcement agency about their intended gathering.
The five were arrested when about 300 community members gathered to demand for land at the town. This protest turned violent when members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) dispersed the crowd with rubber bullets.
The case has been postponed to 18 May this year pending further police investigations.
Public Prosecutor Victor Mutumbulwa appeared for the State.