“There is a plot for me to be killed” – Amushelelo

Stefanus Nashama

Local activist Michael Amushelelo says he no longer feels safe after receiving death threats.
Amushelelo said this is after he posted various allegations against police Inspector General Joseph Shikongo.

“My fellow Namibians, due to the death threats I have received, I have decided not to be foolish nor naïve. My enemies are real and they are powerful. I am limiting my movement especially at large crowds because that’s when I am literally an easy target,” these were the words that Amushelelo posted on his Facebook page.

The activist said the threats started since he outspokenly made remarks regarding an accident involving the police chief in last year December, in which three people died.

The activist has been asking for Shikongo to resign and be arrested as a result of the fatal accident. He claimed that the enemy is ‘the system’, people within the police, adding that there is a plot for him to be killed.

Asked if he reported the threats to the police, Amushelelo said in an interview with this publication that there is no point in him reporting the matter to the same people who want to get rid of him.

“Only if there is an independent body to investigate police officers,” he said.

Amushelelo was given until today to apologize and remove the “injurious” posts he made against Shikongo, or face a N$ 1 million lawsuit.

This was contained in a letter of demand addressed to him by Shikongo’s lawyer Nambili Mhata.

Shikongo’s letter followed Amushelelo’s letter addressed to President Hage Geingob, calling on his intervention in the matter.

Khomas police Regional Spokesperson Silas Shipandeni said the police is not aware of such threats however, he refered the matter to the office of Nampol National Spokesperson Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi , since it is regarded a national issue.

Shikwambi could not be reached for comment.

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