Top cop ‘punched’ during Operation Kalahari

KHOMAS regional police commander Commissioner Joseph Shikongo was reportedly punched in the face by a member of the public while out on patrol in Katutura with police and armed forces as part of Operation Kalahari. The incident reportedly took place in the vicinity of Okuryungava, Windhoek about two weeks ago. Shikongo is the second law enforcer said to have been attacked in recent times by a member of the public during the controversial joint police and military operation. About five weeks ago, a member of the Namibian Defence Force was apparently head-butted by a member of the public. The NDF member was said to have lost consciousness as a result of the blow and fell to the ground, where after the suspect fled the scene.