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2012-11-26 15:15
Windhoek - The first Mr Gay Namibia has been stripped of his title, a mere six days before the end of his reign, according to the Namibian daily newspaper Die Republikein.

Wendelinus Hamutenya, who was crowned in 2011, was stripped of his title on Saturday by the Mr Gay Namibia pageant organisers.

The dismissal followed complaints by the organisers that Hamutenya was guilty of "indecent behaviour".

According to a press release issued by the pageant organisers, a case had been opened against Hamutenya in Johannesburg, and is currently being investigated.

Role model

Organisers did not want to elaborate on the complaints or the case itself, only saying only that it was a "very complicated situation that comes at a very bad time."

Spokesperson for the pageant, Chris de Villiers, told Die Republikein that Mr Gay Namibia should act as a role model and that it is expected of him to act accordingly at all times.

According to the media release, Hamutenya has also been banned from speaking to the media about the issue and has also been asked not to do any interviews at this time.

He will also not attend the crowing ceremony of the 2012 Mr Gay Namibia on Friday.

Namibia is the second African country, after South Africa, to host this competition.

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