Swakopmund racist row – second arrest

At the time of going to press yesterday afternoon the Namibian police was yet to confirm a second arrest in a high profile Swakopmund racist incident, that made international news headlines.
The incident involves Hendrik Burger (37) an employee of First Response Services in Swakopmund who, in the holiday town ear-lier this month alle-gedly called a black man a k***r and alle-gedly subsequently told him he was not welcome in the “white Oceanview suburb.”
Despite both parties having their own ver-sion of events, Burger was arrested. The vic-tim, reportedly a Hu-sab Mine employee by the name of Mr Jordan Dengeinge, charges he was randomly tar-geted, subject to racial discrimination, man-handled and hand-cuffed.
Namib Times made an inquiry to Burger following news of the second arrest. It transpired from Burger, who was charged  (CR 21/01/2016) with robbery with aggravating circumstances, racial discrimination and malicious damage to property, that the person who was arrested yesterday is in actual fact a witness in his case.
This person allegedly witnessed the events earlier this month involving Burger and Dengeinge.
The name of the second arrested person is known to namib times, but in the absence of a formal confirmation of the arrest and subsequent court appearance the name is withheld for the time being.

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