Local transgender woman Mercedez von Cloete, in 2017 has brought a lawsuit against the Ministry of Safety and Security. Von Cloete says she was accosted by police officers at around 02:30 on 6 July 2017 inside a fast-food outlet. von Cloete is suing the police officer for N$200 000 for alleged assault. The verdict is due 15 November 2021.