A 52-year old woman from Tsandi in Omusati Region claims to be a victim of chronic molestation and abuse by members of the community and says the authorities in charge of her area including the police are ignoring her plight.
Fiina Amunyela, a cleaner in the office of the Inspector of Education at Tsandi, is accusing the traditional authorities, the police and some of her relatives of ganging up against her despite being a victim of abuse and degradation by mischievious members of the community.
“I am left helpless because no one is prepared to come to my rescue. My house is being vandalised. I was maliciously hauled before a disciplinary hearing at work. I was assaulted by the now retired teacher at Ekango Primary School, Leonard Nangolo Mutota, who is currently the Councillor of Tsandi Constituency,my family has disowned me,and the police says I am mad. Besides, I am a member of NAPWU, but I am not getting all the necessary assistance at the work place,” complained Amunyela.
Inspector of Education for the Tsandi Circuit, Shali Kankondi, confirmed that Amunyela has been employed in his office for the past three months after being transferred from Ekango Primary School. Kankondi is aware of the problems she is facing in the community, but since the wrangle is outside his domain, he refrains from interfering.
“I can only comment about her performance at work which so far is satisfactory, “he briefly said. The Councillor of Tsandi Constituency, Leonard Nangolo Mutota, confirmed that he has worked with Amunyela at Ekango Primary School, but never assaulted her as she claims.
“That woman is mentally disturbed. Even on Monday, 4 June,she was throwing stones at people in and around Tsandi settlement ,” Mutota noted. Police spokesperson in Omusati Region Warrant Officer Linekela Shikongo promised to investigate.