Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Poisoning Rumours Surface at Omuthiya


New Era [Namibia]
8 January 2013

By Paulus Paulus

Windhoek -- Holidaymakers and residents of the northern town of Omuthiya experienced a festive season of panic due to unsubstantiated reports of food and drink poisoning having reached fever pitch at the town and surrounding villages.

"You never leave your glass behind in this town. Not even if you are with a friend, you cannot trust anyone here," a villager informed this reporter. However, the reports which some believe to be mere rumours refuse to die, despite reassurances by law enforcement officials and local authority leaders that there is no grain of truth in them. [...]