Criminal attacks discourage business sectors

Recent attacks by criminals at Walvis Bay in the Erongo region are destructive to a conducive business environment.

The SWAPO Party Branch says the attacks are discouraging business, because the lives of owners are threatened.

In a statement, Urban District Co-ordinator Risto Nambombola condemned the robbery and murder of businessman, Hans Moller.

The 50-year-old Moller was shot two weeks ago, while he was protecting his family during a break-in at his house by five men.

Other attacks and robbery cases, especially among the Chinese business owners, were reported to the Namibian Police in 2016.

Nambombola described the attacks as barbaric, saying the business community was subjected to constant threats by repeat offenders, released by the legal system.

He stressed that such offenders must not be given bail, because they returned to the community and committed the same crimes.

The leader called on the police and the Government to revive neighborhood watch groups and return order to the business sector at the harbor town.

The Erongo Police arrested all the five suspects linked to the murder of Moller and they were denied bail.