Police deny supplying fuel to VP's farm

19 April 2021 | Police

STAFF REPORTER

WINDHOEK



The police have denied allegations made in a video circulating on social media that it is delivering fuel to Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba's farm by means of a police truck.

According to police spokesperson Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, the video was taken by a truck driver who was loading charcoal at the farm gate. “In the video the truck driver is heard speaking in Otjiherero saying that the police truck was delivering fuel (diesel) at the vice-president's farm.”

According to Shikwambi, the truck seen in the video is a not a fuel tanker but a sewage truck that had been dispatched to empty the drains at the police accommodation units on Mbumba's farm.

She said the sewage truck is allocated to the Otjozondjupa Region to empty the drains at police premises in places without municipal services.

“The initiator in the short video, a 40-year-old man from Okakarara, was since located to explain himself about the creation and circulation of such unconfirmed and malicious information aimed at tarnishing the image and operations at the vice-president's farm as well as that of the Namibian Police.”

Shikwambi said the truck driver apologised in another video, but possible charges are being pursued.

“This type of conduct by the driver or anyone else is condemned in the strongest terms,” she said.

She urged the public to use social media responsibly and not to create and circulate unconfirmed and malicious statements against institutions or individuals.

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