SATOTWA: A 12-year-old boy hanged himself in his sleeping hut at the Satotwa village, situated on the western outskirts of Rundu on Saturday evening.
The incident apparently happened after the minor boy’s parents prohibited him from going to the river with friends.
According to a Namibian Police crime bulletin issued to Nampa yesterday, relatives of the boy identified as Julius Ndumba found his body hanging in the hut with a copper wire tied around his neck.
In an unrelated incident, a 62-year-old woman from the Sivara village was also found dead in a pond.
Kavango Regional Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Crime Investigations’ Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Willie Bampton told this reporter yesterday that no foul play was suspected as there were no signs of injuries on the body of the deceased.
2 (OKAHANDJA) – The Technical Committee of the OvaHerero/OvaMbanderu Council for Dialogue on the 1904 Genocide (OCD-1904) has reiterated their demands for reparations from the German Government against widespread atrocities committed by German colonial troops in Namibia.
Esther Utjiua Muinjangue, a member of the OCD-1904, used the just-ended 89th Red Flag Day at Okahandja over the past weekend to draw attention to the unresolved OvaHerero/OvaMbanderu people’s demands for reparations from the German Government.
She said on Sunday that the OvaHerero/ OvaMbanderu people will never rest as long as the German Government continues to ignore demands for reparations and restorative justice.
She told the thousands of people who attended the Red Flag Day event that members of the OCD-1904 will further demand a dialogue with the present German Government to obtain restorative justice.
Muinjangue charged that the German Government should not try to sweep the reparation issue and the call for dialogue between OvaHerero, OvaMbanderu and Nama people and Germany under the carpet.