MARIENTAL: A 46-year-old woman was found dead outside her house in the Gibeon village today.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Hardap Region reported today that a family member of the deceased, identified as Anna Katrina Jossop, informed police about the discovery at about 07h15 this morning.
Detective Inspector Samuel Gariseb of NamPol in Mariental told Nampa that the deceased person suffered from epilepsy, and the police suspect that the disease might have caused her sudden death.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness or convulsions.
Garisb said that are not sure what caused her death, but they suspect it is epilepsy, adding that a post-mortem will be conducted on her body to determine the actual cause of death.
Close to 100 employees of Agribank have commenced with industrial action at all its six branches countrywide, following failed conciliation meetings with the office of the Labour Commissioner on salary negotiations.
The workers, through the Namibia Financial Institutions’ Union (NAFINU), are demanding that the 12 per cent increase agreed upon be implemented without delay, and that the management be disciplined for their careless and selfish actions.
The workers are further demanding that the appointment of Agribank’s Legal Advisor Erenstine Kalomo be investigated, and that heads should roll over her irregular appointment and her inflated counter-offer.
According to NAFINU Secretary-General (SG) Asnath Zamuee, Agribank management and the union agreed on a 12 per cent salary increase for employees in the bargaining unit, which the Agribank Board rejected and instead approved a mere six per cent salary increase.
She added that the 12 per cent was communicated to the employees, and as such, expectations were raised.