By Risco Lumamezi
Nine(9)street vendors who eke-out a living on the streets of Katima Mulilo appeared in the Katima Mulilo Magistrates Court on Monday July 20, 2020.
The accused hawkers are facing charges of illegal vending and failing to obey the instructions from the authorized officer.
Caprivi Vision has established that on Friday July 17, the Katima Mulilo Town Council’s Law Enforcement Unit with the assistance of the Namibian Police, arrested eight street vendors after they were found selling on the streets.
Mr. Simasiku Mulijani, a leader of Native Small Traders Association (NASTA) a pressure group representing street hawkers in Namibia was also arrested upon arrival at the scene.
Magistrate Clara Malilo Mwilima granted them a bail of N$700 to each, whilst three (3) foreign vendors(2 Zambian nationals and an Angolan) were denied bail, and the trio still remains in police custody.
Their case was postponed to August 31, 2020 for plea and trial.