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Close encounters of the worst kind

02 August 2012, 14:38
CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF THE WORST KIND.
     My late wife’s cousin went to Windhoek on some business. This was more or less when the bomb exploded in Swakopmund.

On his return he had problems with the Mercedes fuel system. Seems there was a leak and  the fuel was bypassing the engine and little actually used but pumped onto the tarred road. The vehicle finally came to a standstill near Usakos and like the Martin Luther, Could go no further.    

Usakos is about 140km from Swakopmund. I filled a 20lt can with petrol and the wife and myself made our way to Usakos. It was evening and not too dark. About 70km outside Swakopmund we were stopped at a road block which consisted of 2 drums. There were about 10 armed soldiers bearing assault weapons stationed on either side of the drums.   

A bearded white man approached the Kombi and demanded petrol for one of their “invisible” vehicles. They checked out the Kombi but did not notice the 20lt can while 2 soldiers pointed their rifles at the vehicle from the back whilst 2 others did the same in front. This bearded guy approached the driver side of the kombi and forced a half empty tin of beer practically into my face. The beer was flat. the drums were removed and we were told to move on. I noticed that the white guy spoke with an Eastern German accent. (German was one of my high school subjects)    

We drove on and eventually entered Usakos and saw the Merc parked in front of the police station. It had been repaired by a local garage and ready to return to Swakopmund.     

A complaint was laid against the personnel of the roadblock and a flurry ensued in the cop-shop. These persons were sought by the police and military contingent in SWA (NAMIBIA) We learnt that the group were  soldiers of the future government and were sought for atrocities in the Northern areas of Namibia. We were escorted by  police vehicles to a point about 40km from Swakopmund. The soldiers were never apprehended.
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