TUGUVA: A 35-year-old man is thought to have drowned in the Okavango River at Tuguva village situated some 130 kilometres west of Rundu on Monday afternoon.
Paulus Kapumburu had apparently gone to the river to fetch water, but did not return to his home.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Kavango Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Willie Bampton told Nampa yesterday that after realising that Kapumburu had not come back home, family members went to the river to look for him.
They however only found his clothes and the bucket which he had taken with him on the riverbank.
The deceased’s body was recovered near Tuguva yesterday morning.
The police have opened an inquest docket into the incident.
A member of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) ended his own life by hanging himself with a rope in his room at the Rundu Military Base on Monday evening.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Crime Investigation Co-ordinator for the Kavango Region, Deputy Commissioner Willie Bampton said the man’s body was discovered by fellow NDF officials who alerted the police.
The deceased has been identified as the 58-year-old Sakeus Kambahu, a resident of Tsumeb in the Oshikoto Region.
It is not known why Kambahu committed suicide as no suicide note was left behind.
His next of kin have been informed of his death and the police have opened an inquest docket into the incident.