Nambahu laid to rest
30 Aug 2016 17:20pm
OTJIWARONGO, 30 AUG (NAMPA) - The 28-year-old woman who was murdered on 19 August this year in Otjiwarongo, was laid to rest last Thursday at her home village in the Oshikoto Region.
Frieda Ndalila Nambahu was buried at the Oshikulu village in the Oshikoto Region on 25 August this year after she was hacked to death with a panga (machete) allegedly by her 40-year-old boyfriend, Josia Shimwefeleni, at the Single Quarters in Otjiwarongos Orwetoveni residential area.
Shimwefeleni already made his first appearance in the Otjiwarongo Magistrates Court, where he pleaded guilty to the charge of murder.
He remains in police custody at Otjiwarongo and his case will return to court on 15 September 2016.
The Otjiwarongo Constituency Councillor and Chairperson of the Otjozondjupa Regional Council Julius Neumbo, who attended both the memorial and burial services of Nambahu, condemned the killing and raping of women in the country.
Neumbo on Tuesday said it hurts him to see women being killed out of jealousy by men who claim to love them.
He then urged men not to treat women like their own property, and appealed to men to refrain from abusing alcohol and drugs, saying most killings of women and raping of children often taking place when the suspect is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Shimwefeleni worked for the Otjozondjupa Regional Council as a general labourer.
He and Nambahu were allegedly in a romantic relationship for approximately two years.