Man hangs himself after crashing brother's car

02 Jul 2013 12:00
OPUWO, 02 JUL (NAMPA) - A 24-year-old man allegedly hanged himself with a wire from a tree in the Ouranda informal settlement in Opuwo in the Kunene Region at around 07h00 on Saturday after he crashed his brother?s car.
According to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)?s weekly crime report issued on Monday, Gervasius Iipinge Moses was found hanging from a tree with a wire round his neck.
The police said they had been informed that the deceased, who did not have a driver?s licence, had driven his brother?s car without permission on Friday evening and crashed it into a vehicle that belongs to Setson Namwindi at Cuvalai Bottle Store.
After the accident, Moses is said to have surrendered the key of his brother?s car to Namwindi before he left the scene for home.
At home, Moses apparently took a blanket and just walked into the field. He was found dead, hanging from a tree the next day.
No foul play is suspected and the next-of- kin have already been informed.
In another incident, also in the Kunene Region, a 27-year-old man who was reported missing on Thursday in the Otjokavare village area was found dead early on Monday.
The deceased had earlier told people that he would be walking the seven-kilometre distance from Otjipawe village to Otjokavare, but he never arrived at his destination.
Members of the community became worried and started looking for him on Friday without much success.
According to a family member, they came across his (the deceased?s) tracks and T-shirt on Sunday only, but it was already getting dark and they could not continue pursuing him.
They continued the tracking and searching on Monday, and came upon the man - hanging dead from a tree.
The Deputy Commissioner of Crime Coordination in the Kunene Region, Israel Hango also confirmed this particular incident to Nampa, but said he could not yet release the name of the deceased person because the next-of-kin have not been formally notified of his death.
(NAMPA)
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