Around 400 Windhoek textile employees have launched an attack on managers inspecting conditions at the Ramatex plant where they work.

The workers, who recently moved from Bangladesh to the Malaysian-owned plant, physically assaulted the two managers when they entered the premises, saying they were being forced to live in unacceptable conditions.

The workers also claimed that they had been promised food and board plus a monthly salary of $120 when they began work at the plant, but that $45 of that was withheld for food expenses.

One of the managers needed to go to hospital for stitches after the attack.

The National Union of Namibian workers is said to be looking for a solution to the dispute.