NAMIBIA’s multi-millionaire, Frans ‘Oupa’ Indongo’s two sons were allegedly caught stealing 20 plastic chairs at a wedding in the Omupundja village of the Oshana region on Sunday.
The duo, Ipumbu Indongo and Linekela Kalola, were allegedly busted when they were caught with the 20 chairs loaded in their car and were chased for nearly a kilometre as they fled from the scene.
The chairs were allegedly hired from a wedding catering company at N$3 each, totalling to N$60 for the 20 chairs.
Confirming the incident, Oshana Regional Police Commander, Ndahangwapo Kashihakumwa, said that there was no case opened as the two families resolved the matter amicably.
“There was a quarrel by the time the police got to the scene but the matter was resolved in the end”.
The pair allegedly attended the wedding through friends of the couple that got married on that day. They allegedly stole the chairs around 2 am in the early hours of Sunday before the Namibian Police Force was called to the scene for intervention and/or investigation.
Asked about why they stole the chairs, Kalola allegedly informed the police in full view of those that attended the wedding that he was not aware of how the chairs got onto their car.
Contacted for comment, Indongo junior immediately hung up his phone when he was informed about why he was being called by the Confidente. He repeatedly ended phone-calls made by the Confidente to his mobile phone.
The duo allegedly took advantage of the rain when everyone was indoors and stole the chairs.
“We do not understand why they took the chairs and it still remains unclear why they did something like that,” a spokesperson to the aggrieved family, who preferred anonymity, said.
The spokesperson further added that perhaps Indongo junior was to use the chairs for his wedding that is slated for December 22. “What else can one deduce from such actions?” the spokesperson quizzed.
During interrogation before the police arrived on the scene, Indongo junior allegedly managed to escape, leaving Kalola to answer for their unruly action. Kalola allegedly spent a night in police custody after he refused to extend an apology.
The wedded couple and family opted not to open a case. That was when the duo allegedly admitted to the theft and apologised.
“It was really not for us to open the case because the chairs are not ours,” the spokesperson said.
Efforts to get comment from Kalola proved futile as his contact details were not known by the Confidente at the time of going to print.
By Marianne Nghidengwa