LPM demands justice for four missing farm workers

• By Uaueza Kanguatjivi

THE Landless People’s Movement (LPM) has petitioned the National Assembly Speaker, the safety and security minister, the Parliamentary Committee on Defense and Security, and the Namibian Police Force Inspector-General to look into the disappearance of four farm workers who went missing in 2017 under mysterious circumstances.

LPM led the Grootfontein Community in delivering a petition to the Grootfontein Police.

According to the four men’s families, they were last seen when a police officer picked them up with a Tsumeb car registration number.

The four vanished after they had been freed on bail following a case of stock theft.

Benard Neibeb, Rodney Willemse, Gerson Willemse, and Siefried Uirab, all in their late twenties to early thirties, have been missing since September 8, 2017.

The victim’s family said the policeman intended to transport a farm for negotiations related to their stock theft case with the farm owner.

“Our brothers were charged with stock theft in Otavi Magistrate Court under case number 108/2017 and were each released on N$500 bail. While on bail, they began negotiating with the farm owner to get the case dropped and return to their farm work.

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