Crowds put Naikaku-Nelulu to rest

22 Jan 2017 18:10pm
ONDOBE, 22 JAN (NAMPA) – Meme Hilya Naikaku-Nelulu, wife of the Chairperson of Oukwanyama Traditional Council, Senior Headman George Nelulu, was Saturday buried at Etomba village in the Ohangwena Region.
Hundreds of mourners from all over Namibia packed the Lutheran Church at Ondobe village to join the Nelulu and Naikaku families in paying their last respects to the deceased.
Meme Nelulu passed away at home on 11 January at the age of 74 and was buried at Etomba village, the two families’ home village, near Ondobe Saturday afternoon.
Former President Hifikepunye Pohamba and his wife Penehupifo, attended the funeral as friends to the Nelulu family.
Those who spoke at her funeral church service described the late Naikaku-Nelulu as a God-loving and caring person; a talented teacher and a freedom fighter.
She was said to have qualified as a teacher from a teachers training institution at Okahao in the Omusati Region in 1965 and taught since then until 1996, when she took early retirement due to ill health.
The late Naikaku-Nelulu is the founder of a local school Omunyekadi, which is now a combined school named after her.
Government declared the late Naikaku-Nelulu and her husband war veterans for their contribution to the liberation of the country by providing shelter and food to PLAN (People’s Liberation Army of Namibia) fighters during the liberation war.
Naikaku-Nelulu is survived by her husband and seven children.