Police yet to share details on Namibian bus driver assaulted in SA

A Namibian bus driver was reportedly assaulted in Johannesburg, South Africa, last week, resulting in injuries to his eyes.

“The mission heard about it Thursday afternoon,” said Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation spokesperson Bertha Amakali.
“On Friday, a police attaché went to the site but the person left by plane that Friday morning,” Amakali said.

The police are yet to share information on the Namibian bus driver, Sam Shilongo, who was allegedly assaulted last week.

Police spokesperson Elifas Kuwinga told The Namibian yesterday they were unable to share any information on the alleged assault.

“That information, unfortunately, I cannot comment on. We do not have a report on that nor an official one with confirmation on whether it is in South Africa,” he said.

Namibia Bus and Taxi Association national chairperson Pendapala Nakathingo said the incident was reported to the association and they are investigating the matter.
“We are really touched by the incident as an association, and the issue is a serious one. We feel sympathy with our member, our driver Shilongo,” he said.

“What we can say from the association’s point of view is that we are cautioning other transport operators that it is a serious issue, and it has happened to one of our fellow citizens,” he said.

He said Shilongo was simply trying to earn a living when this happened to him.

The incident was shared on social media, where it is alleged that Shilongo was assaulted and his eyes badly injured.

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