13 Sep 2017 14:20pm
WINDHOEK, 13 SEP(NAMPA) - Head of the Special Branch Directorate in the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Commissioner Menias Brian Libuto, will be laid to rest at his home village of Kongola in the Zambezi Region on Sunday.
Libuto died on 09 September 2017 at the Rhino Park Private Hospital, aged 50.
The burial service will take place on Sunday at Kongola as from 07h30 in the morning.
The first memorial service in his honour will be held at Israel Patrick Iyambo Police Training College in the capital on Thursday at 13h00.
A second memorial service will be take place on Saturday, at Kamunu Hall in Kongola at 14h00.
The burial and memorial services were publicly announced by Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi in a media statement availed on Wednesday.
Libuto headed the Special Branch Directorate since 2008.
He first went to school 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 valued 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.