'Tupac' in court for human trafficking

24 September 2020 | Crime

ELLANIE SMIT

WINDHOEK

Businessman Simon 'Tupac' Andjamba has been arrested on human trafficking charges and appeared before the Windhoek Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Andjamba was granted N$15 000 bail and the case was postponed until 23 October when it will be transferred to the High Court.



Deputy Commissioner Sidney Philander confirmed his arrest to Namibian Sun, saying that the matter dated back to a case in 2018 when four Angolan boys were trafficked into the country to work on farms.



Philander said after investigations, the prosecutor-general decided to prosecute Andjamba and he was arrested. Andjamba is the managing director and founder of Oluzizi World of Commerce.



Philander said the police were tracing another suspect who was working with Andjamba in Angola.







Domestic slavery



Last year, the police had identified a trend where Angolan boys and girls were being recruited by either Angolans or Namibian for employment in Namibia as cattle herders or domestic workers.



Some Angolan nationals also crossed the border unlawfully, on their own, to roam the streets of some border towns in search of work, making them easy targets for trafficking.

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