MILE: The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Rundu have arrested two men after they allegedly raped a 24-year-old man at the Mile 20 village.
The village is situated south of Rundu.
According to a police crime report issued to Nampa today, the suspects on Monday allegedly sent the victim to buy them alcohol and cigarettes with the promise that they would give him a portable radio in return.
Upon the victim’s return, the suspects allegedly took him to their house and sexually assaulted him.
The suspects, both aged 20, were arrested yesterday, and are expected to appear in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.
Various sectors of the Omaheke education fraternity have come out strongly to condemn what they term the moral decay amongst learners in the region.
This condemnation follows events pertaining to child pornography and indecent exposure on school grounds over the past two weeks after a young Wennie du Plessis High School learner was forcibly undressed, had her legs spread apart and her private parts fondled by her fellow girl hostel mates.
Reports also came to the fore of a group of girls who stripped naked in full view of their male teacher, who was busy with a lesson.
Most prominent amongst those that have spoken out against the acts is the Omaheke Education Forum – which is made out of churches, traditional authorities, regional and local authorities, teachers and youth organisations.
The forum’s deputy chairperson, Pastor Gerson Katuuo at a media conference yesterday called on members of the community to unite in order to rid schools off such evils, and said it is time for schools to intensify moral education in order to avoid similar occurrences.
Katuuo urged parents to become more involved in their children’s activities by being more hands-on with regard to the learners’ school programmes.