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Namibian diamond manufacturing firm closes

09 april 2012

GemXel Diamonds, a diamond cutting and polishing firm, in Namibia has been closed after employees asked management to fire two South African managers accused of racism.
Workers at the diamond manufacturing firm alleged that the Roos brothers, Andrè and Eugene, had been victimising them on numerous occasions, New Era newspaper reports.
They said the brothers used highly derogatory terms such as “kaffir”, “baboon”, and often called them “stupid”.
The workers also said in a petition that a number of employees had unnecessarily lost their jobs, because of the Roos brothers.
“It is for those reasons that we demand the total removal of Andrè Roos (Assistant General Manager), while he is being investigated for assault and should he not be removed, our member, comrade (Siegfried Karunga) must be reinstated with immediate effect,” read the petition.
Mine Workers Union of Namibia (MUN) secretary general Jonas Lumbu was quoted by the daily paper as saying that they had received a letter from the directors of the diamond company informing them that the factory had been closed.
The letter, he said, did not indicate when the company would re-open.
Meanwhile, New Era noted that Eugene, who was Gemxel general manager, had already left the company, citing depression.
It cited one of the company’s directors as saying that the departure of Eugene had left them with no option but to close the company.
“Expertise can’t be grown on trees,” the director said, adding that Eugene’s expertise was vital to the company and that it would be difficult to carry on without his skills.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished