Kavango Governor’s cause of death high blood pressure

RUNDU: A post-mortem investigations conducted into the death of the late Kavango Regional Governor Maurus Nekaro, revealed that he died from chronic high blood pressure.

Nekaro, 57, passed away at Eenhana in the Ohangwena Region early on Monday while on his way to hospital.

The Personal Assistant (PA) to the late Governor David Hamutenya, informed this reporter on Tuesday that the post-mortem which was conducted at the Oshakati State Hospital on Tuesday indicates that Nekaro died from chronic high blood pressure.

Hamutenya added that the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) will also conduct their forensic investigations to determine the exact cause of his death.

He stated that the body of the late Governor might be transported to Rundu either today or tomorrow, but the exact date will be decided later today.

The Minister of Presidential Affairs, Dr Albert Kawana, on Monday said Nekaro died after he fell ill at Eenhana.

He was scheduled to attend the official opening of the Ongwediva Fresh Produce Hub by President Hifikepunye Pohamba on Monday morning, but when his driver went to pick him up, he found that the governor was ill.

The late Governor was last seen by residents of the Kavango region at the official inauguration of the fresh produce business hub by President Hifikepunye Pohamba at Rundu last Friday where he delivered welcoming remarks.

Nekaro was appointed governor of the Kavango Region in December 2010.

He was born on 25 August 1955.

He completed Grade 12 at the Rundu Secondary School, and proceeded to do his tertiary education at the University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape, the University of South Africa (Unisa) and the University of the Western Cape (UWC), amongst others, completing a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in the process.

After working as a teacher, he was appointed to the position of principal.

He served as mayor of Rundu from 1997 to 2003, and Deputy Director of Finance in the Ohangwena Regional Council from 2004 until he was appointed governor in 2010.

Nekaro leaves behind his wife and eight children.

RUNDU; A post-mortem has revealed that Kavango Regional Governor Maurus Nekaro died from chronic high blood pressure.

Nekaro, 57, passed away at Eenhana in the Ohangwena Region early on Monday while on his way to hospital.

David Hamutenya, who was the last governor’s personal assistant told Nampa on Tuesday the post-mortem was conducted at the Oshakati State Hospital earlier in the day.

Hamutenya added that the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) will however also conduct forensic investigations to determine the exact cause of his death.

He stated that the body of the late governor would be transported to Rundu on Tuesday or Wednesday.

The Minister of Presidential Affairs, Dr Albert Kawana, on Monday said Nekaro died at Eenhana.

He was scheduled to attend the official opening of the Ongwediva Fresh Produce Hub by President Hifikepunye Pohamba that morning, but when his driver went to pick him up, he found that the governor was ill.

The late governor was last seen at an official event when he attended the official inauguration of a fresh produce hub by the President at Rundu on Friday, where he delivered the welcoming remarks.

Nekaro was appointed governor of the Kavango Region in December 2010.

He was born on 25 August 1955.

He completed Grade 12 at the Rundu Secondary School, and proceeded to do his tertiary education at the University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape, the University of South Africa (Unisa) and the University of the Western Cape (UWC), amongst others, completing a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in the process.

After working as a teacher, he was appointed to the position of principal.

He served as mayor of Rundu from 1997 to 2003, and Deputy Director of Finance in the Ohangwena Regional Council from 2004 until he was appointed governor in 2010.

Nekaro leaves behind his wife and eight children.