Why Amushelelo Did Not Apply For Bail

Dimbulukeni Nauyoma out, Amushelelo remains behind bars

By  | Apr 03, 2023, 05:19 PM  | Michael Amushelelo  | Drama

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Activists Michael Amushelelo and Dimbulukeni Nauyoma from the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) got into trouble with the law after the Youth Unemployment protests in Katutura Youth Center in March. While Nauyoma applied for bail, Amushelelo decided to hold off on the process until further notice.

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According to NBC News, the activists lawyer Lawyer Kadhila Amoomo needs time to consult with an advocate who will be defending Amushelelo. So this means Michael will remain behind bars for the time being until the lawyers talk with the advocate.

The two were arrested following the demonstrations on March 21.

The Namibian reported on this and said: "The investment scheme operator turned activist Michael Amushelelo, who was arrested during a protest march about Namibia's high unemployment rate on 21 March, is not proceeding with an application to be granted bail at this stage. His lawyer, Kadhila Amoomo, confirmed this in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court in Katutura on Thursday. A bail application by fellow activist Dimbulukeni Nauyoma is proceeding, though."

In what could have been his freedom day as well, Dimbulukeni Nauyoma was instead granted bail of N$5 000 at the Windhoek Magistrate's Court.

"Activist Dimbulukeni Nauyoma (right), who was arrested in Windhoek at an alleged illegal demonstration against Namibia's high unemployment rate on 21 March, was granted bail in an amount of N$5 000 in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court in Katutura on Monday.

The demonstrations were organised by the Commissar for Economic Development at the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) himself, Michael Amushelelo. Public figure Dillish Mathews took part and he received a huge thank you from Amushelelo,

"We would like to thank @dillishmathews for also standing in solidarity with the unemployed Namibians. We are proud to inform you that she will also be joining us tomorrow for the National Protest Against Unemployment on the 21st March 2023."

Amushe saw reports of a possible disruption as the protests take place but he assured the protesters that they will not be shaken, "The police can’t stop a peaceful protest. My fellow Namibians kindly take note that the National Protest Against Unemployment will continue unhindered on the 21st March 2023. The will of the people should never be ignored, green salad cannot be more important than the green wishes of the people."

The people's general spoke at length about the unemployment rate amongst the youth, "Namibia needs at least 1.2 million jobs because that’s the amount of people who are unemployed. The government is only planning to create 0.0025% jobs which is a drop in the ocean. What Namibia needs is industries and factories so that our economy can create sustainable jobs and to grow our economy.

"The youth don’t want to be police officers so that they will be questioned how old are you by the people’s general. They want decent jobs that will allow them to buy houses, nice cars and so forth.

"On 21st March 2023 we will give the government a Blue Print on how to create massive employment," he added. 

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