Struggle kids damage two NamPol cars

08 Aug 2016 14:40pm
WINDHOEK, 08 AUG (NAMPA) – Two Namibian Police Force (NamPol) vehicles were damaged during the confrontation between police officers and struggle kids on Monday.
The damage was done when police tried to disperse about 300 struggle kids who obstructed traffic on the national B1 road between Windhoek and Okahandja by placing rocks and bottles and erecting tents on the road.
“The Police used white smoke to control the unruly crowd who refused to disperse; they threw stones, bottles and poles at police and police vehicles,” said NamPol spokesperson, Inspector Slogan Matheus during a media briefing on Monday.
No police officers were harmed, but one of the struggle kids was injured on his head. He was later released after treatment at the Katutura Intermediate Hospital.
Matheus added that no case was opened by the group. However, NamPol is considering opening a case against some members for malicious damage to property.
He said the police would continue to patrol the Brakwater area to avoid similar incidents in future.
The struggle kids have been demanding jobs from Government since 2009. Some have received employment while efforts are underway to absorb others in ministries and state-owned enterprises. About 150 are currently receiving state-sponsored training in various vocations in the Otjozondjupa and Omaheke regions.