Tujoromajo Kasuto

Namibian High Commissioner to South Africa, Veiccoh Nghiwete, is cautioning Namibians in South Africa to take all the necessary precautionary measures.

Urging them to by all means avoid visiting all the dangerous areas where looting and other violent criminal activities are taking place. “As we are all must be observing the current situation prevailing in the country i.e. the mass looting and the destruction of properties and I trust you are all doing well under the circumstances,” Nghiwete says.

“Equally important, please take note that the Covid-19 Third Wave has reached an unprecedented stage and it is claiming so many lives. When it is not absolutely necessary to go out then please stay home,” he adds. Thousands of people in South Africa have been rioting and looting stores primarily in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. According to media reports, over 40 deaths have resulted from the riot, which were sparked by the arrest of former President Jacob Zuma who handed himself in last week.

This came shortly after South Africa’s former President, Jacob Zuma, sentenced to serve 15 months in jail after failing to show up at an inquiry into corruption during his time in office eventually started his term in an Estcourt facility, a town in the uThukela District of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa.