The Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation’s Executive Director, Bro-Matthew Shinguadja, has urged employers to refrain from withholding their employees’ salaries as it contravenes the Labour Act. Nampa reports that Shinguadja said this on Tuesday after the ministry received a complaint from a farmworker who was allegedly assaulted by a farm manager after he demanded his payment at a farm in the Okahandja district last month. He said that the employee, who was owed N$ 3000, was eventually paid on 02 November 2020 after the ministry intervened. The ED said the case is one of the unfortunate cases as it came at a time when Namibia is busy preparing to ratify the International Labour Organisation convention on the elimination of violence and harassment in the workplace.