DTA of Namibia pays respect to Rehoboth murder victim

04 Aug 2017 14:50pm
REHOBOTH, 04 AUG (NAMPA) – Members of the DTA of Namibia party in Rehoboth, accompanied by DTA Member of Parliament Elma Dienda, on Wednesday visited the home of Colleen Melanie Uiras, who was killed two weeks ago.
Uiras died of a bullet wound to the chest at home in Rehoboth. Her boyfriend, Prins Langendorf, stands accused of her death.
He appeared in the Rehoboth Magistrate’s Court on a charge of murder on Monday.
Dienda in her message of condolences to the bereaved family said no mother should ever have to bury their child as it goes against the natural order of nature and life.
“One can only imagine what Colleen’s mother is going through right now. Her children too have lost a mother who was willing to sacrifice everything to give them a better life,” she said.
Dienda said Namibian children should not become orphans as a result of domestic violence and gender-based violence (GBV).
“Today we will cry with them and mourn with them. Sadly, tomorrow something similar could easily happen to another woman and another family,” she said.
Dienda further said discussions around GBV and domestic violence need to shift from what women can do to protect themselves or channels to report domestic violence cases.
“We need to look into the fabric and make-up of our familial, traditional and societal upbringing so that we can determine what lessons we can teach our boys that would lead to them not growing up to become perpetrators of GBV and domestic violence,” she said.
She will be laid to rest in Rehoboth on Saturday and is survived by four children and her mother.
(NAMPA)
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