WINDHOEK: About 500 people marched to Zoo Park yesterday to witness the launch of a crime-watch group based in Katutura. The organisation is called ‘Women and Men Network and Neighbourhood Watch against Crime’.
The marchers were accompanied by the Police band from the Windhoek Central Police Station through Independence Avenue to the Zoopark, where they were welcomed by senior members of the Ministry of Safety and Security, Namibian Police Force (NamPol) and community leaders.
NamPol’s Khomas regional commander, Commissioner Festus Shilongo said during the launch that what started as a dream has become a reality when a group of around 500 citizens, mostly from Katutura, were mobilised to establish a neighbourhood watch against crime group.
Shilongo said crime is not a condition but a choice by an individual, and sent a stern warning to criminals in the Khomas Region that their days are numbered.
WINDHOEK; A case of negligence and reckless driving was opened against the driver of the Nissan Naval pick-up that belongs to Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development, Jerry Ekandjo, that burnt beyond recognition late last week. The incident took place 46 kilometres before Windhoek.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Crime Investigations’ Coordinator for the Khomas Region, Deputy Commissioner Sylvanus Nghishidimbwa told the media today that the tyres of the wheels came off, resulting in the car running on its rims.
He said it is a preliminary report, but the tyres coming off is suspected to be the cause of the vehicle catching fire. No one was killed, but the three occupants, who are police officers, sustained minor injuries.
Nghishidimbwa said Ekandjo was not in the car, as he traveled to Windhoek from the North by airplane on the same day.