Schoolboy commits suicide in Ondangwa

14 Jun 2017 18:40pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 14 JUN (NAMPA) – The body of a Grade 9 learner was found hanging from a tree at around 12h00 on Tuesday by a passer-by in Ondangwa.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Spokesperson, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi said in a daily crime report on Wednesday the deceased, Amatsi Nadipite, 16, was a learner at Mweshipandeka High School in Ongwediva.
The boy was reported missing on 07 June and efforts to trace him were unsuccessful.
Another alleged suicide by hanging was recorded on Tuesday, this time at Kuisebmond in Walvis Bay.
It is suspected that Erich Afrikaner, 42, committed suicide at around 08h00 in the flat he shares with his girlfriend.
“When the girlfriend came home at around 13h00 for lunch, she found the deceased hanging in their room,” Shikwambi said adding a suicide note saying he had problems that he did not know how to overcome was left behind.
The next of kin of both deceased persons were informed.
Meanwhile at Sauyemwa in Rundu, a 39-year-old mother discovered that an 18-year-old relative had been sexually assaulting her seven-year-old daughter between April and June this year.
The mother reported the matter to the police on Tuesday and nobody has been arrested yet.
On Wednesday at the Agro-Marketing and Trade Agency (AMTA) at Ongwediva, a 20-year-old security guard was stabbed in the chest with a knife, allegedly by an off-duty colleague at around 01h37.
The colleague allegedly came to the workplace to collect cabbages he stole earlier in the day.
Shikwambi said an argument ensued between the two men, leading to the stabbing of AMTA guard Jonas Johannes, who was admitted to the Oshakati State Hospital in a stable condition.
The colleague was not arrested by the time of filing this report.
NamPol in Gobabis are investigating a case of robbery after the alleged theft of N.dollars 220 000 from the Epukiro Post Office.
It is alleged that three men, one armed, entered the small Nampost office building while the sole employee was counting money.
The employee reported the incident to police after an hour, stating that she surrendered the money to the suspects following their demand.
The robbers are still on the run and the public is requested to contact the Gobabis police with leads on the matter.
Investigations in all matters continue.