_: SWAKOPMUND: The remains of a man found wash up here early yesterday afternoon is suspected to be the fourth victim of the capsized Dan Jose vessel.
Acting regional crime investigating coordinator of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Inspector George Xoagub informed Nampa today that the body given back by the ocean was almost entirely eaten by sea creatures.
He said they cannot definitely confirm that the body washed up is one of the missing crew members, but they suspect that it is as a result of the place it was found – the same place where the skipper was found the day the vessel capsized.
The Dan Jose with seven crew members capsized about one kilometre off-shore at Mile 7 en route to Henties Bay on 26 July 2012.
One survivor, David Alweendo, managed to swim to shore and call for help. Three other bodies were found later, while two more remain missing.
The number of learners in schools assisted by the HIZETJITWA Indigenous Peoples’ Organisation (HIPO) in the Otjitazu Constituency in Angola has increased tremendously.
Director of Education for that constituency, Domingos Joao Fernando, told Nampa at Ruacana recently that he is very happy about the interest the Ovahimba, Ovazemba, Ovatjimba and Ovatwe communities in Angola have started to show in their children’s education.
HIPO is an organisation that aims to improve the quality of life and cultural unity of indigenous people in north-western Namibia and Angola.
Fernando said the increase in learner numbers was as a result of tents provided to the schools by HIPO last year and early this year to be used as classrooms and teachers’ accommodation at some schools in Angola.
The schools that benefited from tents are the primary schools at the villages of Ombulo, Okutanga, Otjanatjakomongo, and Ondandayandongo.
The schools offer pre-primary to Grade Three classes.