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January 17, 2021
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Goilala Settlers Demand Justice.

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It is a week after the clash between the Wabags and Goilalas at Vadavada settlement in the Nation’s capital and tension is still high.

Leaders and community members of the Goilala community in the Vadavada settlement today expressed their disappointment on the reporting done by media regarding the clash last week, the investigations conducted by police and the demand of compensation from the Wabag community.

General secretary of the Vadavada settlement, Emil Kai Mana said the media has been misreporting the issue saying that what was reported was one sided and information misleading.

Land grabbing was the main issue that resulted in the clash which saw seven men from Goilala hospitalized with bullet wounds.

Chairman of Vadavada Joe Kusi said a report in the Post Courier on Friday which stated that the Goilala community was armed is false and proper investigation should be conducted.

Eight houses belonging to the Goilala community were burnt leaving families Newsless and all their properties gone.

Community leaders said police have been stationed at the sight since last week and a meeting between the two groups was held on Wednesday.

The Wabag community however are demanding compensation of K200 000 for the death of an Engan man which the police were supportive of however the Goilala community feels that it is an injustice for them without appropriate investigations conducted by the police.

So far two suspects regarding the death of the Engan man are already in police custody and the Goilala community are urging the Wabag community to surrender those involved to the police.

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