Demonstration at Rundu service station postponed

The demonstration led by the Namibian Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) activist, Michael Amushelelo, against Rundu service station owner Mike du Preez, who was seen in a viral video whipping his employees in exchange for loans, has been postponed to Friday.

The demonstration was postponed to 10h00 on Friday due to the absence of Du Preez, who is reportedly in Windhoek.

Amushelelo refused to give a petition to Du Preez’s representative, saying the representative was not the one paying the employees’ salaries or the one seen in the video whipping them.

“I cannot read my message to the messenger [because] when he goes and delivers it, it will be misconstrued. I just want to address Du Preez so he can understand what the concerns of the people are and perhaps he can also be remorseful,” Amushelelo said.

Amushelelo said he is not barbaric by any means but that he is a human being that can communicate and reason as he has brains.

He said the service station was operational because of the people and that he did not want to see a situation where they boycott it by not buying there or filling their cars up there anymore.

Amushelelo decided not to leave Rundu until the owner (Du Preez) returns and issues a public apology to the affected employees.

The activist is expected to meet the management of Rundu Cash & Carry on Thursday evening, to negotiate on behalf of employees who were recently issued with transfer letters to different towns for allegedly leaking information about expired items being sold at the shop.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency