Pilots home after Namibia ordeal

Gareth Wilson and Mike Loewe

THE South African pilots and crew detained in Namibia are considering suing the Namibian government after their “harsh, vindictive and malicious” treatment by the police.

They are also planning to report the Namibian government to the United Nations for allegedly breaking international aviation treaties.

All of the pilots and their passengers are now safely back home.

The group included the chairman of Port Elizabeth’s Zwartkops Conservancy Mike Spearpoint and his son-in-law Peter Bain, who were held in a small “smelly” roofless cell with only two blankets to conserve warmth.

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