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Pensioner dies in accident in Kavango Region

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Twelve people have died on the roads during the Easter holiday whilst four other people across the country died of unnatural death.

Inspector Kauna Shikwambi of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) said this during a media briefing here on Monday adding that a total number of eight people were also involved in reckless and negligent driving nationally.

The total number of culpable homicides recorded are nine.

On the unnatural deaths Shikwambi said a 64 year old man identified as Johannes Iilonga from Okatope was found dead in his kraal on Saturday.

The cause of death of Iilonga is unknown but a post mortem will be conducted to determine his death.

His next of kin however Shikwambi said have been informed.

No foul play in the matter is suspected and police investigations continue.

In another incident still in Okatope, 47 year old Maria Nghifikwa committed suicide after hanging herself on a tree in the mahangu field on Sunday.

No suicide note was left behind and no foul play is suspected.

Her next of kin have also been informed and police investigations continue.

From the Kavango Region at the Ndonga Linena Village in the Ndiyona Constituency, 44 year old Kambiri Annastasia Kahuku was found dead in her bedroom on Saturday.

It is suspected that Kahuku might have eaten poisonous traditional spinach called Mubeti and went to sleep. A post mortem Shikwambi said will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

Her next of kin have also been informed and police investigations continue.

Meanwhile at Mariental in the Hardap Region on Saturday, a 43 year old man was stabbed with a knife by his 25year old girlfriend after an argument erupted.

The victim died on the spot.

The suspect has been arrested Shikwambi said and will appear in the Mariental Magistrate Court on Tuesday (02 April 2013).

Police investigations in the matter continue.

(edited)WINDHOEK; An 80-year-old man died near Ndiyona in the Kavango Region after he was hit by a truck last Thursday.

Inspector Kauna Shikwambi of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) said during a media briefing here on Monday the man had been walking along the road about 40 kilometres (km) west of Ndiyona at around 20h00 when the accident occurred.

The deceased has since been identified as Mukuve Napemba, a resident of Shitemo village.

His next of kin have been informed of his death and police investigations into the matter continue.

Shikwambi reported that more than 10 people died in accidents country-wide over the weekend.

At Nyodo village some 30km from Ndiyona, a Toyota pickup collided with a truck with Zambian registration on Friday. The pickup’s driver, Simon Martinus, died on the spot, while one of his passengers, Maria Iishiki died at Nyangana Hospital where she was receiving medical treatment.

In the Otjozondjupa Region, three people died when the sedan vehicle they were travelling in overturned after a tyre burst on Monday morning. The accident occurred some 85 kilometres outside Otjiwarongo on the way to Okahandja, and landed the driver of the vehicle in the Otjiwarongo State Hospital with serious injuries. The deceased have been identified as Leonard Majiedt, Patricia Brits and Lovisa Shikongo.

Also in that region, one person died and 12 were injured when the minibus they were travelling in left the road after its tyre burst some 20km outside Okahandja on the way to Otjiwarongo. The deceased has been identified as Silas Kambonde, a member of the National Youth Service (NYS) at Grootfontein. His next of kin have been informed of his death and police investigations into the accident continue.

In Windhoek two people died in accidents while crossing the road. The 19-year-old Ngutjitua Karumendu, 19, had been attempting to cross the Windhoek-Okahandja main road when he was hit by a motor vehicle at around 18h00 on Sunday. Shikwambi said the body of a man who was hit by a truck while crossing Shanghai Street on Saturday is being kept at the police mortuary. His next of kin are yet to be informed of his death and police investigations continue.

In the Hardap Region, a 23-year-old man died after being hit by a minibus while crossing the Rehoboth-Windhoek main road on Thursday at around 18h45. He has been identified as Arnoldus Diergaardt.

In the Kunene Region, the eight-year-old David Tapus died after being hit by a truck while attempting to cross the Kamanja-Outjo road. The accident occurred some 20km outside Kamanjab on Thursday.

Meanwhile, a number of injuries were also recorded due to reckless and negligent driving.

About 130km from Rundu, the driver of a Mazda sedan was arrested for driving a motor vehicle without a licence and driving under the influence of alcohol after his vehicle overturned.

The accident occurred on Friday at around 18h55 and led to three passengers being seriously injured.

In the Karas Region on Saturday, Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy Willem Isaack was driving from Keetmanshoop to Berseba when he lost control of his vehicle after driving through a pool of water.

The accident occurred at around 21h00 and led to injuries to his head and left shoulder. A case of reckless and negligent driving has been opened and police investigations continue.

On Friday, a 13-year-old girl sustained serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle while crossing the road at Walvis Bay in the Erongo Region. Police investigations into the matter continue.

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