Oshakati couple dumps "demonic" furniture

26 Mar 2019 12:40pm
ONGWEDIVA, 26 MAR (NAMPA) – An Oshakati couple on Monday attempted to dispose of their black furniture at the Ongwediva dump site because they said it is “demonic.”
The belongings included sofas worth N.dollars 17 000, a cupboard worth N.dollars 3 000 and television set valued at N.dollars 3 000.
The husband, identified only as Jonas, told members of the media his family decided to dispose of the furniture because it is black and “symbolises the spirit of darkness combined with the sign of the devil” which is 666.
He went on to say his family will remove all other black items from their house, including the black shoes and belt he was wearing.
“I am a born again since 2010 and belong to the AFM Church in Windhoek, from there I joined the Oshakati AFM Church and I am no longer with that congregation,” said Jonas, who is a government employee.
Officials of the Ongwediva Town Council called the police to intervene after a security guard on site saw the family offloading the furniture and attempted to set it on fire.
“The police have the responsibility to protect people and their property, therefore we are taking these good with us for safekeeping,” Deputy Commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa of the Namibian Police Force in the Oshana Region said.