ON 5 May, an article titled ‘Should Edgars pay back Namibians’ appeared on the Oshili24 website.
The article claimed that following the South Africa’s National Consumer Tribunal ruling that the Edcon Group/Edgars club fee is unlawful, and in contravention of the South African National Credit Act, the Namibian Competition Commission (NaCC) will this week consider if there is a need to review whether Edgars has been unlawfully charging its credit customers in Namibia.
The article further proceeds to claim that the NaCC’s Director of Restrictive Business Practices, Ashley Tjipitua, will this week dwell on the aforementioned matter.
The NaCC wishes to clarify that it at no point made any undertaking to consider, review or investigate the above-mentioned conduct by Edgars in
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