President racially attacked on Facebook

Case opened

13 June 2020 | Crime

Erastus Iikuyu; Coordinator of crime investigation; “The person caused, encouraged and incited hatred...”

Karibib

Another woman finds herself in the centre of a racial storm after comments she made on Facebook.

According to NamPol’s regional crime investigations coordinator Erastus Iikuyu, a case of racial discrimination has been opened by the state against a woman for threatening and insulting president Hage Geingob.

“The suspect who resides in Karibib, unlawfully and intentionally used language of a discriminatory nature on the Facebook social media platform ... between May 2020 and 11 June 2020. She caused, encouraged or incited hatred between different ethnic groups.”

In the Facebook post which has been shared widely, the person makes derogatory remarks concerning the president and implies that the president is corrupt.

She also says that all she needs is an AK47, a box of red wine and some cocaine for courage to get rid of presumably the president.

Iikuyu said that the suspect was known but had not been arrested yet.

“After finalising the investigation, the docket will be forwarded to the office of the Prosecutor General for a decision.”
This follows an incident with racial undertones involving a grade 2 teacher.

Corien Steenkamp was fired today after a disciplinary hearing. In the meantime she apologised for the comments she made.

Remains found

In another crime related matter, the skeleton of a human was found by a goat herder in the field near Erekero in the Otjimbingwe area.

The herder alerted his employer who informed the police about the discovery on 10 June.

“The remains match that of a person Simon Andreas (87) who was reported missing. He was reported missing on 28 December 2019 at Otjimbingwe police station,” said Iikuyu.

The next of kin were informed and they positively identified the remains based on clothes and boots which the deceased was wearing.

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