ONDANGWA: The deputy chairperson of the Ondangwa Town Council’s management committee, Erestine Nafuka, died in a Windhoek hospital on Tuesday this week.
A senior official at the town council, Paul Ndjodhi announced her passing at a public meeting held at the Oluno residential area in Ondangwa on Wednesday, saying the 54-year-old Nafuka died of a long illness.
A moment of silence was then observed in honour of the late councillor.
The Ondangwa Town Council’s Public Relations Officer, Lucas Salomo said in an interview with Nampa after the meeting the late councilor was a hardworking cadre of the ruling Swapo Party in the council.
Nafuka joined the Ondangwa Town Council in 2010, and arrangements regarding her funeral will be made public at a later stage, said Salomo.
WALVIS BAY; Walvis Bay mayor Derek Klazen yesterday proclaimed that a street in this town will be named after Namibia’s first-ever gold and silver Paralympics’ medalist, Johanna Benson.
Klazen announced this during a welcoming ceremony here yesterday for the star athlete who hails from this harbour town.
Upon Benson’s arrival, the streets of the town were filled with residents honouring her on her recent achievements.
Klazen extended a warm welcome to Benson, who with dedication, placed Namibia and the town of Walvis Bay on the international map after winning gold in the women’s T37 200 metres (m) and a silver medal in the women’s T37 100m finals at the recently-concluded Paralympics Games held in London.
The mayor said Benson’s selfless sacrifice in the service of making Namibia proud will not go unnoticed.