Four Namibians detained for illegally crossing into Angola have been released

Four Namibians detained for illegally crossing into Angola have been released

Four Namibians, who were being held by Angolan authorities at the Gciriku Post holding cells, for illegally crossing into Angola, have been released.
Three boys and a 23-year-old man were arrested more than two weeks ago after they attempted to enter Angola to retrieve their cow that died.
The councillor of Mucuso village in Angola, Mathew Kandingu, informed NAMPA of the release of the four yesterday.
Their family was given up to Saturday to pay N$7 500 as bail for all four or risk being transferred to Minonge Prison.
This was after an initial bail was N$7 500 per person was reduced.
After the involvement of Mukwe Councillor, Damian Maghambayi, who informed the Angolan government of the predicament of the family members, who depend solely on subsistence farming and are unemployed, the fee was reduced.
The family of the boys paid the money on Sunday.
The boys are in grades 8, 9 and 12, while the man resides in Angola where he helps the family with the grazing of their cattle.