NDF member allegedly hangs himself in Otjiwarongo

02 Aug 2013 06:10
OTJIWARONGO, 02 AUG (NAMPA) – A member of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) was found hanging from a tree behind the Spes Bona Primary School in the Orwetoveni residential area on Thursday morning.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Maureen Mbeha told Nampa on Friday that the deceased was found hanging with a wire around his neck at about 06h00 by passers-by.
The deceased has been identified as Erastus Amakali.
The 30-year-old Amakali had been an ordinary soldier at the military base in Otjiwarongo for the past five years.
His family members have been informed of his death.
Amakali did not leave a suicide note, and no foul play is suspected, Mbeha said.
The police opened an inquest docket under CR: 08/2013, and investigations continue.
(NAMPA)
MS/ND/TK