Former Omusati governor attacked

13 Apr 2017 15:10pm
ONGWEDIVA, 13 APR (NAMPA) – Four men armed with a pistol on Tuesday attacked the former governor of the Omusati Region, Nangolo Mukwiilongo, with the intention of robbing him of money.
Confirming the incident in a telephonic interview with Nampa on Thursday, Sergeant Anna Kunga of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the region said the attack took place at Mukwiilongo’s house at Elim village in the Elim Constituency at 10h35.
“Four suspects entered his house, grabbed and blindfolded him and demanded the key to his safe,” Kunga said.
However, the 93-year-old Mukwiilongo refused to hand over the key. His attackers then tried to remove the safe from the house but failed to do so as it was too heavy.
Kunga said two suspects have been arrested and they were set to appear in the magistrate’s court at Outapi on a charge of armed robbery on Thursday.
Mukwiilongo was one of the first business people in northern Namibia. He was also the first councillor of the Elim Constituency and first governor Omusati Region from 1992 to 1998.