Oukwanyama Queen's first son buried

16 Dec 2015 14:40pm
OKAMBEBE, 16 DEC (NAMPA) – Henock Mandume Hangula, the first son of Queen Martha Mwadinomho waKristian yaNelumbu of OuKwanyama, was buried at the OvaKwanyama kings’ graveyard at the Omhedi village in the Ohangwena Region on Tuesday.
Hangula, 65, passed away in the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital in the Oshana Region on 08 December after a short illness.
He was transferred to the Oshakati Hospital from Engela District Hospital in the Ohangwena Region, where he was admitted for medical care after suffering a severe stroke.
The funeral started with a church service at the Omadiva Roman Catholic Church of the Okambebe village also in the Ohangwena Region on Tuesday morning.
After the church service, a long queue of vehicles of mourners moved from the said church over a distance of some 40km to the Omhedi village where the burial took place.
Some senior Government officials, traditional, religious and community leaders from all over the country also attended the funeral.
Hangula worked for Namdeb before his retirement in 2011.
His relative, 96-year-old Hendrina Jaenda Mkwaita, who stayed in yaNelumbu’s homestead at Okambebe and died on 09 December, was also buried on Tuesday.
However, Mkwaita was buried at Okambebe.
Hangula is survived by his mother (yaNelumbu), wife Floriana, three brothers and 16 children (eight boys and eight girls).