I will do it again: Amushelelo

• By Uaueza Kanguatjivi

ADEFIANT, Michael Amushelelo, says he will not stop organising protests and that when he stops, the government must be very fearful because that means he is about to go to the next level.

Amushelelo, fresh from prison, was arrested with fellow activist Dimbulukeni Nauyoma and PDM parliamentarian Inna Hengari on March 21 for organising a demonstration. The court later bailed out Nauyoma and Hengari but refused to grant the same to Amushelelo, who was only freed about two weeks ago.

“I’m not going to stop demonstrations. I am not going to stop protests because the day I stop demonstrations, then the government must be very fearful because then that means I am about to go to the next level,” he said.

Amushelelo, who has had several brushes with the law, says that when the people get fed up with engaging in peaceful protests, it will indicate a shift towards taking up arms, possibly even choosing violence as a means of communication. For now, he says, he will continue demonstrations and protests and assemble without arms because some people died for these constitutional rights.

“From 1956 up until 1970, people could not demonstrate the way we are demonstrating. People could not protest without being arrested, and back in the day, they would get killed during protests. “This is why I am saying we are not going to stop protests because in as much as we are radical, we still understand that one needs to play within the confines of the law,” he says.

 

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