Youth Activist and Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) Member of Parliament Inna Hengari yesterday said the release of Michael Amushelelo and Dimbulukweni Nauyoma remains her top priority. She also said that her arrest on Namibia’s independence day motivates her further to fight for the youth.
Hengari was released on a bail of N$5000 last week Friday while Nauyoma and Amushelelo were denied bail and remanded in custody. The two will lodge another bail application on Wednesday. They were arrested after an attempt to protest against youth unemployment.
“We will continue to relentlessly champion the release of Nauyoma and Amushelelo. We will use every resource at our disposal to ensure that the two are released. I am not shaken by the arrests and I will continue to vigorously advocate for the Namibian people, old and young within the precinct of parliament and on the side of streets, side by side with the people,” Hengari added.
The parliamentarian claimed the arrests and subsequent police brutality confirm that instead of declaring war against unemployment and inequalities in general, the government would rather unleash violence on unarmed and unemployed people.
Hengari said her arrest will only serve to motivate her to resolve youth unemployment.
She said the new date for the nationwide demonstration will be communicated soon. She has since called on all young people to unite in the fight against unemployment, autocratic leadership, and social injustice. Hengari said she could not comment further on the matter, as it is still in the hands of the Katutura Magistrate Court.