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HDL threatens legal action over mandatory Covid jabs

2021-11-11  Maria Sheya

HDL threatens legal action over mandatory Covid jabs

The newly launched Health Defence League (HDL) has threatened to take legal action against government should it implement a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination order for citizens.

“It has become clear that communities were being ignored, bullied, lied to and forced into actions that limited their human rights,” said HDL committee member Ndahafa Amwele.

“The aim of the Heath Defence League is to defend our basic human rights; to uphold our constitution, freedom of choice and freedom of speech.”

Thus, the organisation is fighting against mandatory vaccination, vaccination of children and suppression of the truth.

“Citizens seek honest answers to their questions. These can only be found in open debate. We need open, uncensored debate without conflicts of interest. We, as Namibians, have had enough. We want to have a voice. We want to have our life back,” noted Amwele.

As a non-profit organization, it will be providing legal assistance to its members who are forced to be vaccinated and or provide regular PCR tests to keep their jobs. 

Furthermore, it would take legal action against any organisation or company that deny entrance to unvaccinated persons.

HDL committee member Martin Wucher added it should not be up to government to make life and death decisions on behalf of its citizens. 

“The choice should be left with the person to decide on what they want to do with their health. HDL stands for what is right and to also rectify what has been done wrong in the past,” explained Wucher. 

Recently, the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) challenged National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (Namcor) directive of giving its employees until 19 November to be vaccinated against Covid-19. 

According to Namcor, the directive aims to ensure a Covid-19 free work environment. 

Namcor is adamant its employees should be vaccinated, and unvaccinated employees would be forced to work from home. 

Namcor is not the only institution to issue a vaccination directive, as the Defence Force is also subjected to mandatory vaccinations due to the position they serve in society and as stipulated in the Defence Act.

Defence minister Frans Kapofi recently mentioned that soldiers are deployed to bury people who have succumbed to Covid-19-related or Covid-19 deaths, so they need to protect themselves.

Justice minister Yvonne Dausab recently stated employers who wish to impose the vaccination order on their employees, according to the Labour Act, would be required to consult members of that employment space for the reasons of mandatory vaccination.

2021-11-11  Maria Sheya

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