Unionists sue each other

The Namibia Farm Workers Union and its former general secretary are suing each other for large sums of money in the High Court.

13 March 2018 | Justice

The former general secretary of the Namibia Farm Workers Union, Alfred Angula, is suing the union for over N$1 million for failing to implement a settlement agreement ordered in 2015.

The union has submitted a counterclaim against Angula, whom they accuse of unlawfully being in possession of an official vehicle.

The union has also accused Angula of misappropriating N$650 000, which had been paid into his account. According to the counterclaim, Angula reportedly ordered the transfer of the money to his personal account while he was still NAFWU's boss.

The union's attempts to have Angula return the Kia vehicle and repay the money proved futile.

Angula left the union in 2013 following his suspension after he had been arrested on a fraud charge. He was accused of having unlawfully withdrawn N$1.2 million from the union's account during 2012.

The matter was later withdrawn after the prosecutor-general decided against prosecution.

Thereafter, an exit package was agreed upon by the union and Angula. It is reported that the union agreed to an exit package payment of N$1.18 million to Angula. Both parties also agreed to return a car to Angula as well as compensate him N$20 000 and a further N$6 for each kilometre the car was driven while it was in the union's possession.

The car in question has been the subject of a dispute between Angula and the union for many years. The last odometer reading at the time the vehicle was taken from Angula was 145 000km. Upon its return the odometer reading was 273 675km, resulting in a total usage of 123 675km as at 27 July 2015.

“I am entitled to be compensated in the amount of N$772 050 by the defendants in terms of the settlement agreement,” Angula said in his particulars of claim.

As part of the exit package, it was resolved that the union would sell the shares it owned in Nam-mic Property and pay the proceeds of the sale to Angula as well as any dividends that it received between 2013 and 2015.

“Such shares should have been sold and the proceeds be paid over to me,” he claimed.

According to him, the union undertook to pay him an outstanding salary and exit package of N$681 221.70 and interest thereon at a rate of 20% as from 30 May 2013.

The respondents are NAFWU, its current general secretary, Rocco Nguvauva, and the union's president, Asser Hendricks.

Judge Herman Oosthuizen postponed the case to 30 April for a pre-trial conference.

FRED GOEIEMAN

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