DIVAYI: The Ngepi tourist Camp Owner Mark Adcock has accused the Hambukushu Traditional Authority leader Fumu Ervin Mbambo who is embroiled in a dispute with the camp’s owner for orchestrating the brutal killing of security guard on Sunday night.
A security guard, Markus Kambinda, 40, who was employed by the Northeastern security Service Company was brutally stabbed several times with unknown sharp objects while on duty by unknown criminals who then proceed to break into the camp’s offices and got way with money amounting to N.dollars 7 000 and other items.
The Ngepi Camp Owner believes that the security guard’s death is as a result of the ongoing dispute between him and the Hambukushu Traditional Authority which has been trying to evict him from the area since early last year.
Adcock alleged that community members have been encouraged by Hambukushu leader Fumu Ervin Mbambo and the then shareholder of the Ngepi Camp Basilius Dyakugha to ‘steal as much as they want’ from the camp because Ngepi Camp will be closed soon.
To substantiate his claims, Adcock said the Hambukushu leader allegedly made remarks some 18 months ago during the granting of the Camp’s liquor license which was appealed by Mbambo that he was going to kill him, should he continue to operate in his area illegally.
“Community members are encouraged by Fumu Mbambo to ignore the court order to open the road that leads to the camp and instead forcefully closed it,” alleged Adcock.
According to the Ngepi Camp owner, he has reported about 30 theft cases to the Namibian police but not a single person has been prosecuted which he said sent wrong message to community members that they are immune from prosecutions.
He said the brutal killing of the security guard highlights the seriousness of the conflict and was hopeful that the culprits will be brought to book soon.
Approached for comment, the Hambukushu Traditional Authority leader Fumu Mbambo declined to comment on issue ad instead hanged up on this reporter when probed with further question.
Basilius Dyakugha could not be reached for comments as his mobile phone repeatedly just kept ringing.