Amushelelo Granted Bail After Demonstrations At Shoprite

Amushelelo's legal woes continue

By  | Jan 30, 2023, 06:10 PM  | Michael Amushelelo  | Drama

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Commissar for Economic Development at the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF), Michael Amushelelo has been granted bail today of N$3 000 at the Walvis Bay Magistrate's Court, after his arrest on Friday. This is just the latest in Amushe's continuous troubles with the law, as he carries out his duties as a political leader.

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According to The Namibian, the freedom fighter is prohibited from going anywhere near the Shoprite in Walvis Bay, where he and a group of people protested against the Shoprite company at the Metz Plaza.

"He has been prohibited from going near the Metz Plaza, where the town's Shoprite is located, and from organising any unlawful gathering. His case was postponed to 13 March for further investigation," reports the publication.

The group protested against Shorpite manager after a 25-year-old employee, Fabiolla Zondjembo, who allegedly committed suicide. The protesters were not willing to leave the premises until management confirmed that the manager has reigned as they are apparently blaming him/her for the untimely death of the employee.

"Amushelelo was arrested on Friday and charged with failing to comply with the instructions of an authorised officer, hindering or interfering with an authorised officer in the performance of any function, and willfully or unnecessarily preventing, hindering or interrupting the free and proper passage of traffic," reported The Namibian.

"Walvis Bay residents are continuing their protest at Metlife Plaza, where the Shoprite supermarket is located. The residents, who showed up early on Friday morning, say they will not leave until Shoprite management presents a letter confirming the firing of the shop manager. They are blaming the shop manager for the death of a 25-year-old Shoprite employee Fabiolla Zondjembo, who allegedly took her own life last week on Wednesday. The group is led by activist Michael Amushelelo," added the publication via Instagram.

In a video shared on social media, Amushelelo can be heard encouraging residents of Walvis Bay to join them as they fight against the company. He urged people to not buy from  Shoprite saying it is a killer company.

This would not be the first time Amushelelo spent nights in prison for fighting the good cause. A few months ago, Amushelelo and AR Activist member Dimbulukeni Nauyoma were both granted bail of N$5,000 each from Windhoek Island Prison. 

They were charged with threatening to close down China Town. They and other NEFF members engaged in a protest action at Chinatown in Windhoek.

Amushe thanked his supporters, "I am pleased to inform the public that after being imprisoned for over 100 days over 144,000 minutes my brother @nauyomadee and I have been released from Windhoek Island Prison.

"We would like to inform the public that we are more determined to ensure that we achieve Genuine Economic Emancipation in our lifetime. The current government should build more prisons because for as long as we have oppressive leaders who are against their own people while favoring foreigners we won’t stop," wrote Amushelelo.

"We are highly appreciative of everyone who has supported us and with your encouragement, we will continue to fight against an oppressive government that is no different from the apartheid government. They are ready to silence us through prisons and even by killing us, however, our ideals will never die.

"Once we make our people realize how powerful they are, they will never allow themselves to be taken for granted," he concluded.

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