National Unity Democratic Organisation president, Esther Muinjangue says the abuse of elderly Namibians over their monthly pension by their kith and kin must be arrested. “What is worrisome are the numerous reports or incidences of pensioner abuse by family members and in most cases, their own children,” she said, adding that “In some instances, some [pensioners] are even assaulted physically and or threatened with death if they don’t hand over their monthly pay-outs to younger relatives whom they are taking care of”. She further warned that, like vultures preying on carrion, pensioners have also fallen victim to unscrupulous hawkers whose businesses only come to life on pension payday.
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