A GROUP of creatives, including Maranatha, Malawian Wendy Harawa and singer and videographer Eric Mulenga, were attacked and robbed while they were shooting scenes for an upcoming music video.
The robbers got away with more than N$5 000 in cash, several cell phones, including the latest iPhone, jewellery and an air ticket and cameras.
According to the police report, the incident occurred in the bushy area behind the parliamentary buildings and one victim sustained a hand fracture.
“At the cone side area in Windhoek, four Namibians and a Malawian female were shooting a video when they were confronted by the assailants, who robbed them at knifepoint. One victim sustained a hand fracture while the rest escaped unhurt,” the crime report said.
Maranatha shared her experience on social media and thanked the Lord for protecting them.
“When the enemy tried to steal what God has in store. We were robbed last week Sunday of our belongings. Cell phones, laptop, important documents, money and camera, the evil men had knives and rocks. What the devil meant for evil, God turned our situation around. Today, I am alive because of his grace. Thank you, Jesus,” she said.
“It was a traumatic experience. Near the hills around St Georges, four men from the forest approached my car. They smashed my car windows and started asking for money from my friend Wendy, who had just arrived in Namibia. Wendy was stabbed in the ribs. Fortunately, she was not injured while my videographer was injured on his arm. They stole everything we own,” she said.
Harawa was in the country to shoot the music video.
Mulenga confirmed he lost his camera to the thieves.
“They went with my camera, but I am fine. I am hoping the culprits get caught,” he said.
Bystanders said it took more than an hour for the police to arrive and in that time the culprits had run into the bushes.
They also pointed out that the area is a hotbed of crime and believe security, such as G4S, should be stationed around there.
“People need to be vigilant, especially if they have expensive equipment that will attract criminals. Be vigilant always and scan the area beforehand,” warned Namibian Police chief inspector Elifas Kuwinga.