DIVUNDU: The suspect who allegedly shot and killed a Chinese national at the Divundu Vision School some three months ago is still at large, despite a reward of N.dollars 20 000 offered by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol).
The Chinese man, who worked on the construction site of the multi-million-dollar Divundu Vision School some 200 kilometres east of Rundu, was shot dead there on 23 June at around 18h00.
NamPol’s Crime Investigations’ Coordinator for the Kavango Region, Deputy Commissioner Willie Bampton told Nampa on Thursday that no arrests have yet been made.
Bampton indicated that the N.dollars 20 000 reward still stands, and appealed to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect/s in the murder to contact their nearest police station.
The police earlier reported that the deceased and a fellow Chinese worker were having dinner in a room at the construction site when they heard gunshots.
The two men allegedly went to the door to ascertain where the shots were coming from when the deceased was allegedly struck by a bullet in the abdomen.
The police found seven cartridges of an AK-47 on the scene.
The deceased was rushed to the Andara District Hospital, but died while waiting to be attended to by a doctor.
He has been identified as Donglin Li, aged 54, an employee of the China Jiangxi International Company.
The incident was labelled by Kavango Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Olavi Auanga as ‘barbaric’ because it gives Namibia a bad image, and could scare away potential investors.
It has not yet been established whether the perpetrator/s wanted to rob or kill the people living on the construction site.
Construction on the Divundu Vision School started in 2006, and it is being built through funding provided by the Education and Training Sector Improvement Programme (ETSIP).