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.”