Trading at Shoprite’s Tsumeb branch was halted by community members Tuesday morning when they joined the striking employees of the shop in their demands for better remuneration, telling the Namibia press agency that they decided to shut down the business activities of the firm as it is allegedly failing to look after its workers. They were also dissatisfied with the fact that seasonal workers have taken over the duties of the striking workers. A representative of the Namibian Food and Allied Workers Union said the shop was closed at around 11am and all the customers who were inside the shop were forced out by community members, as were some of the employees. He further explained that the employees have been striking for nearly three weeks now and that they would continue to do so until their demands are met.