Funeral arragements for Ya Toivo to start

11 Jun 2017 18:00pm
WINDHOEK, 11 JUNE (NAMPA) – The family of Liberation Struggle icon, Herman Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo are to meet Sunday night to draw-up funeral arrangements for Ya Toivo, who died Friday evening.
Family spokesperson, Helmut Angula, who is also Swapo Party secretary for information and mobilisation, told Nampa in an interview here on Sunday that the meeting will set up a funeral programme, which will be availed to Government on Monday.
Angula also disclosed that some of Ya Toivo’s family had demanded that his body be taken to Ondangwa in the Oshana Region for many people to pay their last respects.
“The late Ya Toivo was an influential leader in Ondangwa both in SWAPO and business,” said Angula.
He added that the date for the funeral was also not yet set.
Angula remembers Ya Toivo as his good friend, father, leader and mentor whom he met at the age of 16.
“He was a people’s person, a down to earth man and of course a stubborn man when it comes to dealing with apartheid,” Angula said.
Ya Toivo is survived by his wife, Vicky, and twin daughters.