CoW inaugurates Magdalena Stoffels bridge
18 Apr 2015 11:10am
WINDHOEK, 18 APR (NAMPA) Windhoek mayor, Muesee Kazapua on Friday officially inaugurated a pedestrian bridge constructed across the Arebbusch River in Khomasdal and named after the late Magdalena Stoffels.
The bridge was constructed at a cost of about N.dollars 20 million.
It is situated near Dawid Bezuidenhout High School, across the Arebbusch riverbed where the body of the late Stoffels was found after she was killed on 27 July 2010.
At the time of her death, she was a Grade 11 learner at Dawid Bezuidenhout High School.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony on Friday, Kazapua said the bridge will provide safety and security for the residents of Khomasdal who frequently traverse the notorious riverbed.
He said after the completion of the construction of the bridge, the City of Windhoek Council received a letter from the school requesting that the bridge be named after the late Stoffels.
Without delay, the council decided to approve the request as we knew what this would mean for the school, he said.
Kazapua applauded the school board, management and learners of the school for making sure that Stoffels is remembered in this way, even though she is no longer physically with them.
The mayor also thanked her parents for allowing them to name the bridge after their daughter.
The event was amongst others attended by the late Stoffels' parents, Magrietha and Victor Ihuhua; learners, teachers, school board members and the management of Dawid Bezuidenhout High School.