OTJIWARONGO: Two suspects were today arrested by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in connection with the murder of a Namibian Defence Force (NDF) member who was shot dead here over the weekend.
Otjozondjupa Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Joseph Anghuwo said in an interview today the suspects have criminal cases, including charges of murder and armed robberies committed at Otjiwarongo lodges, pending against them.
The Otjiwarongo residents aged 28 and 16 are both out on bail.
The suspects will appear in the Otjiwarongo Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
They are linked to the death of Epafras Joy De Celestino, an NDF corporal officer who was shot dead on Saturday in D Useb Street behind People’s Corner Complex in the Orwetoveni residential area.
WINDHOEK; Close to 336 ‘struggle kids’ as well as orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) in the country have been placed in entry-level jobs in the public sector.
Tobias Hainyeko Constituency Councillor Zulu Shitongeni confirmed this in an exclusive interview with Nampa on Friday.
Various Government ministries have responded positively to the campaign under the auspices of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, which came through and placed 21 struggle kids and OVCs as drivers, and another 33 as labourers, Shitongeni explained.
The Ministry of Defence also placed 23 youths as clerical assistants, 36 as cleaners, four as clerks and four as handymen.
The councillor explained that these jobs are not just in the Khomas Region, but in other regions as well, adding that the successful candidates will be deployed to the regions based on their individual conditions.
Shitongeni, who is also the chairperson of the Struggle Kids Committee, said the allocation of jobs was done by the administrative committee of the OPM from a list of names of orphaned and vulnerable youths identified by councillors in their constituencies, and not just ‘struggle kids’.