Intamba to be buried at Heroes' Acre
11 Apr 2014 16:20pm
WINDHOEK, 11 APR (NAMPA) - President Hifikepunye Pohamba has bestowed the honour of a heros burial on Namibia's Ambassador to Egypt, the late Andrew Anyanya Intamba.
Intamba, 67, died on Tuesday at the Rhino Park private hospital in Windhoek.
In a media statement issued to Nampa on Friday, Presidential Affairs Minister Albert Kawana said Pohamba has conferred the status of national hero on Intamba, and has also directed that all flags in Namibia should be flown at half-mast for the entire mourning period which starts from 15 April 2014.
The mourning period will end with the funeral at Heroes' Acre in Windhoek on Thursday, 17 April 2014
A memorial service will be held in honour of the late Intamba on 16 April at Parliament Gardens.
Intamba, a former Central Intelligence Services Director, was appointed as Namibia's first Ambassador to Egypt in 2008.
At the time of his appointment, President Pohamba described Intamba as a tested cadre who dedicated his youth to the Namibian liberation struggle as a combatant of the People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN), the ruling SWAPO-Partys former military wing.
In 2007, Pohamba also conferred the honorary rank of Army Colonel on Intamba during the 31st commemoration of the launch of Namibia' armed struggle for his contribution as a former PLAN Field Commander.
He is survived by his wife Johanna and five children - four girls and a son.