Get-rich-quick investment scheme operator turned activist Michael Amushelelo is facing threats of legal action following his attempted shutdown of a shop in the Okuryangava area of Windhoek.
In a letter addressed to the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters member, the law firm Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc urged Amushelelo to “cease and desist” with what the lawyers termed his “chaotic behaviour of intimidation, harassment and unlawful instigation of protests and disruption” of their client’s business affairs.
“Should the above reasonable demand not be heeded to, we hold instructions to open a case with the Namibian Police for trespassing and interdict you from inciting and instigating or commanding individuals to commit the crime of trespassing as described in the Trespass Ordinance 3 of 1962,” the lawyers wrote.
“We further caution you to the fact that your conduct constitutes a breach of our client’s constitutional rights as contemplated in Article 10, 16 and 21 of the Namibian Constitution. Our client further reserves the right to sue you for defamation and loss of income,” the letter further reads.
However, Amushelelo, who yesterday was cautioned and released by the police after handing himself over, remains unrepentant, stating that “they [lawyers] should advise their clients to immediately take back the suspended workers if they don’t wish for their client to lose more money, because failure for them to meet our demands by 12h00 tomorrow [Wednesday] will result in a total shutdown of all Rani Group shops.”
He referred to the suspension of labour hire company employees working at Rani shops at Oshakati, after they took part in a protest about working conditions on Friday last week.
“They should keep in mind that I am not one of those fake politicians who make empty promises, I am a leader who leads by action,” Amushelelo wrote on his Facebook page.
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