Pick-up kills pensioner at Okonyota

05 Jun 2017 11:00am
WINDHOEK, 05 JUN (NAMPA) – An 82-year-old man died on the spot Sunday when a vehicle hit him at the Okonyota village in the Kunene Region at around 13h14.
The deceased was identified as Kaurika Ratinda. His next of kin have been informed.
Namibian Police Force Regional Crime Investigations’ Coordinator in Kunene, Deputy Commissioner Rudolf Kanyetu said in a crime report on Monday, Ratinda was standing next to the road and waiting to cross when he was hit by a pick-up.
A case of culpable homicide was registered against the 33-year-old driver and police investigations into the matter continue.
In another death in the region over the weekend, a 41-year-old woman died Saturday on the Omakange-Itananga road in a head-on collision.
Kanyetu did not provide more information on the incident and police investigations continue.
Senior traditional councillor of the Ovivapa community, Uakandaiza Tjiharuka on Sunday appealed for a speed hump at Okonyota to limit drivers’ speed.
Tjiharuka told Nampa many people cross the road in the area of the shop as well as that of the school, which exposes pedestrians to the danger of being hit by vehicles.
This traditional leadership of Ovivapa is not recognised by Government.