CoD president allegedly in accident on B1 road

02 Sep 2013 09:40
OTJIWARONGO, 02 SEP (NAMPA) - The Congress of Democrats’ (CoD) president Ben Ulenga allegedly narrowly escaped death on Sunday morning after a vehicle he was travelling in hit a stationary truck on the B1 road.
According to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa Regional Crime Investigations’ Co-ordinator, Deputy Commissioner Moses Khairabeb, the accident occurred at around 02h00 on Sunday morning.
Khairabeb told Nampa in an interview on Monday that the Jeep Cherokee which Ulenga was allegedly travelling in had been coming from the direction of Otjiwarongo to Okahandja.
He could, however, not confirm that this vehicle which was involved in the accident belongs to Ulenga on the basis that the CoD president himself was not at the scene of the accident when the police got there, nor did he open a case with the police.
Nampa nonetheless understands that Ulenga was the person who informed the police and the tow-in service which removed his car about the accident.
“At approximately 60 kilometres from Otjiwarongo to Okahandja, it is alleged there was a truck parked in the left lane of the road after its right-front tyre burst. A Jeep Cherokee alleged to have carried him (Ulenga) came from the Otjiwarongo side, and crashed into it,” explained Khairabeb.
It is alleged that the truck driver had indicated to other vehicle drivers earlier with a warning triangle that there was danger ahead in the road because of the stationary truck.
However, when some members of the police’s Traffic Department arrived at the accident scene, the triangle was found broken into pieces and swept off the road.
Efforts to call Ulenga on his cellphone on Monday proved futile as he was said to have left the country on Sunday.
The Jeep Cherokee has been left at a scrapyard in Otjiwarongo.