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Namibians demonstrate against gender-based violence

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Elvis Adjetey
Elvis Adjetey
Elvis Adjetey is an experienced African journalist who has worked with top media brands in Ghana where he is based.

Hundreds of Namibians on Thursday hit the streets of the country’s capital Windhoek to demonstrate against recent cases of gender-based violence.

They have demanded investigations and prosecution of persons who perpetuated the violence.

It follows the discovery of the body of a woman in a shallow grave in Walvis Bay, south-west of the country.

Shannon Wasserfall went missing after dropping off her son at a friend’s house and heading out to meet someone.

But her body was discovered six months later after police received a tip off from an anonymous text message.

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Her death has been linked to gender-based violence and activists have called for investigations to bring those responsible to justice.

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