Kunene crime-free during election weekend

04 Dec 2014 11:10am
OPUWO, 04 DEC (NAMPA) – The Kunene Region was relatively quiet on the crime front last week.
This is the view of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Crime Investigations’ Coordinator for Kunene, Deputy Commissioner, Israel Hango.
He told Nampa on Thursday that the police at Opuwo have opened an inquest docket after a 57-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide.
She was identified as Paulina Virere.
Her body was found hanging from a tree with a rope around her neck at the Okatuwo residential area around 16h40 on Sunday.
The reason for the suicide is unknown as no suicide note was left behind.
Virere’s next of kin have been informed, and the investigation continues.
In a separate matter, the police here are investigating a case of reckless and/or negligent driving after an official from the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) hit a donkey on Saturday.
The driver of the ECN Toyota double-cab, 25-year-old Veziluapi Kangombe, had apparently been transporting election materials from the Otuani village to Opuwo when he drove into the donkey which had been standing in the road.
The National Assembly and Presidential elections took place last Friday.
Kangombe was not injured, but the vehicle was seriously damaged.