Demonstrators seek justice for Shannon

Peaceful protest

12 October 2020 | Crime

Dennis Wasserfall; Family member; “As a family this is not an easy thing to be going through…”

Walvis Bay • [email protected]


The family of Shannon Wasserfall (22) who went missing in Walvis Bay and whose body is suspected to have been found in a shallow grave in the dunes on the outskirts of the harbour town, organised a protest demanding justice for her.

Hundreds of residents gathered, chanting “we are tired”, “justice for Shannon” and “do your job” aimed at the local police.

The deputy minister of information, communication and technology Emma Theofelus joined protestors, stating that everyone is tired of the killings of women and children.

“Cases of sexual and gender-based violence have skyrocketed. Shannon did not deserve to die; she deserves justice. All our voices, our strength can get her the justice she deserves. We are all on the same side. We are tired!”

Family member Dennis Wasserfall expressed his gratitude towards residents who turned up in numbers and emphasised that it is a peaceful protest.

“We want to thank the entire nation for rallying behind us and demanding justice. This is not an easy thing we as a family are going through. The support is appreciated. The family as well as the nation is already hurting. We do not want someone else to be hurt or get hurt.”

Wasserfall said that no funeral arrangements have been made thus far, as they are still waiting for autopsy results.

Azaan Madisia (28) has been arrested in connection with Shannon’s disappearance. The suspect made her first appearance in court on Friday for murder as well as obstructing and defeating the course of justice.

She remains in custody as she was not granted bail due to the seriousness of the charges, and that it is not in the interest of justice or the public.

The case was postponed to 7 December for further investigations since there’s a possibility that more suspect(s) may be arrested concerning Wasserfall’s disappearance.

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