WINDHOEK: An 18-year-old female University of Namibia (Unam) student was raped by unknown men during a party in the Pioneerspark area of the capital on Saturday evening.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Khomas Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Silvanus Nghishindimbwa told the media here yesterday that available information indicate that the woman was raped by three men, and only one was arrested when he was caught in the act.
The young woman was allegedly dragged into an outside room, while the party was ongoing outside.
All suspects and the victim were allegedly under the influence of alcohol.
The police arrived on the scene following a tip-off from some party-goers and the woman was taken to the Women and Child Protection Unit in Katutura.
The community court of the Uukolonkadhi Traditional Authority (UTA) on Thursday ordered a sergeant in the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Gabriel Venomusheko, to leave the Uukolonkadhi traditional district.
Venomusheko, who is an ex-combatant of the then Swapo military wing’s People’s Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) – is the chairperson of the committee in charge of ex-combatants at the Onandjandja resettlement centre, situated some 17km from Onesi.
He appeared before the Uukolonkadhi Community Court held at the Onesi settlement in the Omusati Region for alleging that the Chief of Uukolonkadhi, Daniel Shooya, has dubiously settled within the Onandjandja resettlement centre with his second wife.
In a letter signed by Shooya and his lieutenants – Andreas Amunyela, Nekwaya Ismael and Nestor Ipinge – on Thursday after their community court hearing, the Uukolonkadhi Community Court found that there is no truth in Venomusheko’s allegations made in the local media.
The exact date when Venomusheko is to leave Uukolonkadhi will depend on the advice of the UTA’s lawyer, the community court indicated.