Update: Amushelelo Reportedly Remains In Custody

They are to remain in jail

By  | May 16, 2022, 05:08 PM  | Michael Amushelelo  | Drama

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The case against Namibian Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) commissar  Michael Amushelelo, has commenced today, May 16. Michael recorded himself handing himself over to the police, at Windhoek Police Station on Friday, May 13.

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According to reports from Namibian Sun, Michael's case along with 7 other people has been remanded till July 5. The publication said on Twitter that Michael and Dimbulukeni Nauyoma will remain behind bars.

"The case of the 'China Town 8' has been remanded to 5 July. Dimbulukeni Nauyoma and Michael Amushelelo remain in jail, but their formal bail application has kicked off now in court."

Michael and other EFF members engaged in a form of protest action at Chinatown in Windhoek. The Namibian reported that the Namibian police inspector general, Sebastian Ndeitunga allegedly called for a manhunt to arrest Michael after those protests.

Then, Michael shared a video where he says he is at the police station, “Ndeitunga, I am here, come and arrest me personally because you are just there getting a salary for nothing. If you want me arrested, you must come and do it yourself,” he was heard saying on the video.

The arrested 8 people from the protest have been named the 'China Town 8.' 

This is not the first time he got in trouble with the law. Last year, it was reported by The Namibian that he and his business partner Gregory Cloete were facing 365 criminal charges.

They are accused of tricking investors into making large investments but ended up not living up to that promise. The publication said, "The state is alleging that, starting from September 2018 and until October 2019, Amushelelo and Cloete ran an investment scam in which they promised people high returns on money invested with them and claimed they would use investors' funds to trade on foreign currency platforms through a non-existent company called Global Growth Investment Namibia."

Supporters of Amu have been calling for his release as they believe he stands for something positive.

"You can say whatever you want about Amushe, but one thing that I can tell you is that he is fearless and stands up for suppressed. What he is doing is noticeable and has a huge difference in the lives of many."

"What does it solve to arrest Amushelelo if your citizens are crying for help? What exactly is the end goal here? There should be no question on whether as young leaders we support a fellow youth, Amushe is one of us and we will stand by him! Address the root cause; UNEMPLOYMENT!"

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