SHAKAMBU: The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Kavango Region yesterday arrested a 38-year-old man after he allegedly repeatedly raped his 12-year-old daughter at the Shakambu village, situated on the southern outskirts of Rundu.
NamPol’s Kavango Regional acting Crime Coordinator, Detective Inspector Chrispin Mubebo told Nampa today that the suspect has allegedly been raping his daughter from 2008 up to 12 August this year, when the incident was reported to the police.
The headwoman of the Shakambu village, who asked not to be named, reported the incident to the police.
The suspect allegedly also threatened to kill his three other children since 1999.
The suspect, whose name is known but cannot be revealed, is expected to appear in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.
President Hifikepunye Pohamba and First Lady Penehupifo Pohamba left for Maputo, Mozambique this morning to attend the 32nd Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government Summit.
The summit is set to take place tomorrow and Saturday.
It was preceded by the Council of Ministers’ meeting yesterday, where the Minister of External Relations of Angola and outgoing chairperson of the Council of Ministers, George Rebelo Chicoti, was set to hand over the Council’s Chairmanship to Mozambique’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Oldemiro Julio Marques Baloi.
On the agenda for the summit is the crisis in Madagascar, which was sparked when Madagascan President Andry Rajoelina overthrew his rival Marc Ravalomanana with the backing of the military in 2009.
Also to be discussed is the political crisis in Zimbabwe, which has seen President Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) and the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), under the leadership of Morgan Tsvangirai, pitted against each other.