NamPol's Commissioner Libuto dies

10 Sep 2017 14:20pm
WINDHOEK, 10 SEP (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has announced the death of one of its senior commanders, Commissioner Menia Libuto.
Libuto died Saturday morning at the Rhino Park Private Hospital, aged 50.
He headed the Special Branch Directorate in NamPol since 2008.
NamPol’s spokesperson, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi in a media statement issued Sunday said the late Libuto joined NamPol in 2000.
“His determination and zeal in the execution of his policing duties earned him ranks in which he progressed very well until he as promoted as a commissioner,” she said.
The late Libuto started his schooling in Zambia at the Old Farm School from 1974 to 1976, and at Nyango Swapo Education Centre from 1976 to 1978.
In 1978, he was sent to Cuba, where he continued with his education until 1986.
He remained in Cuba until 1989 when he returned to Namibia.
He was employed at the Ministry of Basic Education, Sport and Culture, where he served as a teacher, before joining NamPol in 2000.
“His sudden departure will always linger in our minds, for he was a principled officer who stood tall in the maintenance of law and order and safety and security; the stance he walued and defended throughout his policing career until his death,” Shikwambi said.
The late Libuto is survived by his mother; five children; five grandchildren and brother.