Swapo’s Rundu office burgled

RUNDU: The Swapo-Party office here was burgled on Wednesday evening, and cash and equipment valued at over N.dollars 140 000 were taken.

The thieves allegedly gained entry to the building by breaking open the burglar bars and a padlock on the entrance door.

Swapo coordinator for the Kavango East Region Johanna Kandjimi told Nampa on Thursday the suspects then broke into her office, as well as the secretary’s; elders’ council; Namibia Food and Allied Workers’ Union (Nafau); and the Metal and Allied Namibia Workers’ Union (Manwu), all housed in the same complex.

Kandjimi said the robbers first broke into her office and took a plastic bag which contained N.dollars 500 cash, as well as three sewing machines valued at N.dollars 132 000. These machines were donated by the Swedish Government for the party’s sewing project.

From the secretary’s office the suspects allegedly took N.dollars 2 600, as well as Swapo t-shirts, caps, constitution booklets, stickers and flags valued at over N.dollars 5 700, plus the secretary’s perfumes and cosmetics valued at N.dollars 3 000.

The culprits took N.dollars 700 in cash from the party’s elders’ council, a carry bag and N.dollars 2 600 from the two union offices.

Kandjimi said a case of theft was opened with the Namibian Police Force (NamPol).

The coordinator said the office is now in need of both financial and material assistance to replace the broken doors and equipment.

She then appealed to anyone with information which would lead to the arrest of the suspects to report it to the nearest police station, or alternatively report anyone who will be seen selling Swapo-Party merchandise.

NamPol’s acting crime coordinator for the two Kavango regions, Chief Inspector Chrispin Mubebo on Thursday confirmed that such a case was reported, saying no arrest has been made yet.