OPUWO: Road construction workers digging a culvert on a gravel road about 20 kilometres outside Opuwo on Monday made a shocking discovery when they came across human bones.
After being informed of the discovery, members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Opuwo collected the bones from the area where it was found – about seven kilometres south of the village Alfa.
A police report availed to Nampa today said it is believed that the human remains were buried next to the road more than 20 years ago.
According to NamPol’s Crime Investigations’ Coordinator for the Kunene Region, Hango Israel, tests will be conducted on the bones to establish the gender, age as well as the date of the death of the deceased.
He said there have been no cases of someone being reported missing and not being traced in the areas of Alfa, Orumana, Ondore or Otjerunda for the past 20 years, hence the conclusion that the human remains must have been buried there before the country’s independence in 1990.
The last person reported to have gone missing here is Johannes Kakuva, who disappeared without a trace in the Orumana area during September 1981.
2 (WINDHOEK) – Cricket Namibia today announced that acclaimed international cricketer Doug Watson will be taking over the reins as coach of the senior national team as from next Monday.
In a media statement issued today, Cricket Namibia said current coach Johan Rudolph’s contract expires at the end of this month, hence the decision to have Watson occupy the position as from 22 October.
Watson is no stranger to local cricket as he has been involved in the Namibian cricket scene for the past two years.
He was selected by an independent interview panel as the best candidate to take the sport forward.
Watson’s track record of 139 first-class matches over a period of 15 years will also be an advantage for the national cricket team.
The 39-year-old Watson, during his time as player for South African team the Natal Dolphins, scored a massive 7 692 runs at an average of 36.8 runs during his career.