OTJIWARONGO: A 25-year-old Chinese woman died on landing at the Windhoek Eros Airport, following birth complications in the Grootfontein Private Hospital on Wednesday.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa Regional Crime Investigations’ Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Moses Khairabeb told Nampa in an interview today that Ji Tingting could not deliver her baby on her own, and subsequently received a caesarean operation by a private medical doctor in Grootfontein, where she lived and did business.
Khairabeb said that after the caesarean operation, her medical doctor realised that she was weak, and referred her to Windhoek for further medical attention.
Ji was flown to Windhoek the same day, but died on arrival at the Windhoek Eros Airport, explained Khairabeb.
The Otjozondjupa police chief said the baby boy is doing well under special medical attention at the same Grootfontein hospital.
The deceased’s next of kin have been informed, and an inquest docket has been opened to investigate the cause of Ji’s death.
An investigation will be launched against the culprits who tried to stop the Ninth Nafau National Congress from taking place.
Namibian Food and Allied Workers’ Union (Nafau) General-Secretary (GS) Kiros Sackarias made this statement during a media conference held in the capital yesterday.
Sackarias said it should be noted that former president Abel Kazondunge and former national treasurer Florence Rukata decided to boycott the congress and gave no reasons for their actions to the members.
Kazondunge and some union executives approached the High Court of Namibia late last week with an urgent application to stop the congress from going ahead on 05 to 07 October in Eenhana, Ohangwena Region.
Judge Kobus Miller heard the application on 05 October and granted an interim order halting the Nafau congress, but High Court Judge Shafimana Ueitele on 06 October gave the go-ahead for the congress to take place, and Sackarias was re-elected as GS.
The GS indicated that congress fully mandated the newly-elected leadership to launch an investigation against the culprits as soon as possible, adding that serious action will be taken against them.