Simon se Gat demands N$200 000 from Metro

By Jeremiah Ndjoze

LOCAL businessman, Simon Kamudulenge who is also the owner of a Windhoek hangout spot, ‘Simon se Gat’ is demanding N$200 000 from wholesaler Metro, for alleged defamation of character.
This comes after, on June 24 2021, the wholesale giant bungled an online advert, which presumably was meant to encourage the masses to adhere to Covid-19 regulations, but ended up on the wrong side of Kamudulenge’s venture.
The advert, which was validated by the multinational entity is encouraging the masses to pick up their favourite beverages and to consume them at home – ‘not at your homie’s home, not at Bra Festus’ shebeen, not at ‘Simon se Gat.’
The latter part of the social media post did not sit well with Kamudulenge.
According to his lawyer Kadhila Amoomo of Kadhila Amoomo Legal Practitioners, who wrote to Metro Namibia, the statement contained negative suggestions that the ‘Simon Se Gat’ owner currently serves alcohol at the premises, on a sit down basis, despite the Covid-19 regulations, as well as that the client should be avoided and the public should not patronise the popular Katutura shebeen.

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