Executive wants me sodomised – Swartbooi

07 May 2021 | Justice

OGONE TLHAGE



WINDHOEK

Landless People’s Movement (LPM) leader Bernadus Swartbooi yesterday made a startling claim that a high treason case opened against him by a member of the presidential security team is a ploy on the part of the executive to have him forcefully sodomised in jail so that he may become emotionally unstable.

He made the comments following a judgement by High Court judge Kobus Miller dismissing an urgent application his party brought challenging a decision by Speaker of the National Assembly, Peter Katjavivi, to bar him and fellow party member Henny Seibeb from Parliament.

The application was dismissed with costs.

President Hage Geingob’s head of security, Johan Ndjarunguru, opened a case against Swartbooi and Seibeb following the delivery of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) last month.

“The treason charge as it relates to me - as per information we received from police officers - was to take possession of my body and allow at least 10 men to have sexual intercourse with me, anal sex with me, so that they could psychologically destroy me. That was the purpose of the treason charges,” Swartbooi said.

He alleged it was a legitimate way to bring harm to him, as murder would raise alarm bells.

“It was not treason itself; it was to find a legitimate way that would trigger the executive to take possession of me, record it and then distribute it so that my children and other people could see how I am being mutilated,” Swartbooi said.

Psychological destruction

“Why is this anal sex the approach? To kill me through a gun or through poison could create problems for them so they needed to psychologically destroy me and it is within that context that we approach the judgement as a whole,” Swartbooi added.

According to him, there was also an attempt to destroy Seibeb’s character.

“There is an assignment for Seibeb to be trapped with women for rape to be instituted against him so that he goes to prison,” Swartbooi said.

Meanwhile, National Assembly spokesperson David Nahongandja said Parliament will decide on the fate of the two later this month.

The case relates to Swartbooi and Seibeb’s conduct after the delivery of the SONA. Swartbooi had knocked down the ceremonial mace after he was asked to leave the chambers while being escorted out, and Seibeb was also physically dragged out by Ndjarunguru.

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