8 November 2012

Namibia: Fur Flies At Transnamib

TRANSNAMIB’S spokesperson, Ailly Hangula-Paulino, was allegedly assaulted by the parastatal’s acting chief executive officer, Eugenia Tjaronda, yesterday.

Upon enquiry, Hangula-Paulino last night confirmed the incident. “Unfortunately, I had an incident with the acting CEO.”

Asked whether she was assaulted, the spokesperson said: “Yes. The incident happened.”

She did not want to say whether she had laid charges with the police. “That information I keep to myself.”

According to her, Tjaronda’s personal assistant, Elaine Claasen, “rescued” her.

When approached for comment, Tjaronda denied that she had assaulted Hangula-Paulino. “No, it’s not true. I’ve got a witness to corroborate what happened.”

Tjaronda claimed that Hangula-Paulino was “the one who got aggressive. I did not attack her in any way.”

The acting CEO said that Hangula-Paulino was suspended because of the incident.

Claasen refused to comment. “I’m sorry, I’m not mandated to talk to the media.”

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