Otjiwarongo Persaud to be laid to rest in Windhoek

18 Apr 2015 11:20am
OTJIWARONGO, 18 APR (NAMPA) – The businessperson, who was shot dead at Otjiwarongo in the Otjozondjupa Region by an unknown person on Monday, will be laid to rest in Windhoek on Sunday.
Denzil Emanuel Persaud will be buried at the Pionierspark Cemetery at 16h00.
A memorial service was held here on Friday evening and another will be held on Saturday in the Khomasdal residential area of the capital.
His 21-year-old daughter, Juliana Persaud said during the memorial service on Friday that her late father was actually born in Guyana in South America on 27 May 1957 and lived in the United States of America (USA) for a long time.
“It is a mistake that his national identity documents indicate that he was born in the USA,” said Juliana.
She said her father lived in Namibia since 1993.
Several of the late Persaud’s friends in Otjiwarongo described him as a hardworking, kind, religious and social person.
The deceased owned an automotive diesel mechanical engineering company that repairs private and Government vehicles.
An unknown person between Sunday evening and the early hours of Monday morning shot Persaud dead at his residence in the forehead and under the jaw at close range.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha told Nampa in an interview on Monday that the suspect had first smashed the front-left window of the deceased’s Ford Ranger pick-up with a brick and opened the door, which set off the car’s alarm.
Mbeha explained that this awoken Persaud, who then fired two warning shots through his bedroom window to scare away the suspect.
“Since the door of his vehicle was still open, the deceased decided to come out of the house to close it,” she said.
As he walked towards the vehicle, the suspect who was apparently lurking nearby opened fire on him at close range.
He died on the spot.
His pistol was found lying next to him, while his car’s keys were found in his right hand.
No arrest has been made in connection with the incident and police investigations continue.