OTJIWARONGO: An Italian photojournalist was admitted to the Otjiwarongo State Hospital this morning after the vehicle she was driving overturned three times on the Okahandja-Otjiwarongo road.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Otjozondjupa Traffic Officer, Sergeant Steve Biko Hoeseb told Nampa at the accident scene today that Martina Bacigalupo, 34, was alone in the vehicle at the time of the accident.
Hoeseb said that it seems that the left rear tyre of the vehicle had a puncture, adding that vehicle started to swerve across the road for some time until she lost control of it, and it overturned three times before landing on its wheels again, about 70 kilometres towards Otjiwarongo from Okahandja.
Bacigalupo sustained light injuries, and received first aid on the scene before she was rushed to the Otjiwarongo State Hospital for further medical attention.
Bacigalupo, an independent photojournalist in Genoa, Italy, arrived in Namibia from Italy on 26 September 2012, and was on her way to Tsumkwe in the Otjozondjupa Region when the accident occurred.
Mourners from all walks of life flocked to the Hosianna Evangelical Lutheran Church in Katutura yesterday to pay their last respects to freedom fighter, the late Retired Colonel Hamwandi Epafras Shilombuelua.
Retired Colonel Shilombuelua passed away on his farm in Omaruru on 23 September 2012.
He was 67.
In his message of condolences read on his behalf by his Special Advisor on Political Affairs, Kanana Hishoono, President Hifikepunye Pohamba described the late Shilombuelua as an unshakable staunch, fearless and dedicated freedom fighter.
He is survived by his wife Helvi Ndesheetelwa Shilomuelua and an unspecified number of children.
Shilombuelua will be buried tomorrow at his home village of Oshinyadila in the Oshana Region.