WINDHOEK: Three men were arrested in connection with housebreaking in the Pioneerspark area of the capital today.
The suspects gained access to the house through the roof and cut the alarm wires while the family was away in Katima Mulilo for the weekend, said Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Khomas Regional Crime Investigations’ Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Silvanus Nghishindimbwa during a media briefing here today.
Nghishindimbwa said the suspects loaded almost everything in the house on a Toyota pick-up vehicle belonging to the victims.
The deputy commissioner said Namibian Police detectives patrolling the Otjomuise area this evening came across a suspicious-looking Toyota vehicle and stopped it.
The driver and other suspects tried to run away but were arrested on the same day.
A certificate of unresolved dispute in the five-month wage negotiations at the Namdeb Diamond Corporation at Oranjemund, was issued last week Thursday.
Negotiations between the Mineworkers’ Union of Namibia (MUN), as the bargaining unit for about 1 200 Namdeb employees, and Namdeb management started in March this year after employees through the MUN asked for a 22 per cent increment.
Chairperson of MUN at Oranjemund, Shavuka Mbidhi told Nampa on enquiry today that Namdeb asked the conciliator of the Labour Commissioner’s office to issue a certificate of unresolved dispute.
Mbidhi said the union and Namdeb employees have since reduced the increment to 16 or even 12 per cent, but Namdeb management still refused, and only offered to give seven per cent, which the workers turned down.
Despite the unresolved dispute, there will be no strike, and Mbidhi therefore asked Government to intervene and make things right.