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Ohangwena man hacks father to death

2021-09-20  Nuusita Ashipala

Ohangwena man hacks father to death
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ONGWEDIVA - The community at Oshuulula village is reeling from shock after a 22-year-old man allegedly hacked his father to death with a panga on Friday evening.

The incident happened at 20h00 in the Endola constituency of the Ohangwena region.

The suspect has been arrested.

Namibian Police spokesperson, deputy commissioner Kauna Shikwambi said the suspect slashed his father on the throat and hands.

The 62-year-old deceased sustained deep cut wounds as a result of the attack, and died on the spot.

Police are speculating that the suspect was taking revenge on his father as his parents had allegedly opened a case of malicious damage to property after he destroyed household items a few months ago.

He is also alleged to have burned down his sleeping room.

“It is further alleged that the motive behind the crime may be revenge-driven as the suspect was only released from the Oshakati police holding cells on 10 September 2021,” explained Shikwambi.

Meanwhile, the country also recorded three suicides over the weekend in Mariental, Walvis Bay and Eenhana.

At Mariental’s Takarania location, a 41-year-old man hanged himself in his shack on Sunday morning.

The deceased allegedly send a text message to inform his friend that life is not easy, and that he should take care of his children.

The body of Haihambo Tomas Heita Ndatunga (25) was discovered hanging from a pole at Guano Island in Walvis Bay.

He was last seen on Friday evening.

His next of kin have been informed.

At Eenhana, a 20-year-old man allegedly hanged himself in his room at his parents’ house at Onainghududu village in the Eenhana area.

The deceased was identified as Paulus Shingingeni Mpinge.

His next of kin have been informed.

On 18 September at around 11h21, it is alleged that Nuuyoma Risto, a 45-year-old man, fell off a three-metre high palm tree and died instantly. The body was transported to the Oshakati mortuary, and a post-mortem will be conducted to determine the actual cause of death. His next of kin were informed.

On Saturday, 18 September at around 21h10 at Okakwa location in Outapi, a licensed driver of a white Toyota bakkie was driving from Outapi town to Okalonda location when he bumped a 55-year-old woman who was crossing the road. She died on the spot.


2021-09-20  Nuusita Ashipala

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