One missing SA soldier found washed up at Sandwich Harbour

03 Nov 2013 16:20pm
WALVIS BAY, 03 OCT (NAMPA) – The body of one of two missing South African Special Forces soldiers was found washed up in the area of Sandwich Harbour south of this harbour town on Sunday morning.
The soldiers went missing on 06 October this year after the boat in which they were travelling capsized during the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Special Force Warfare Exercise. A Malawian soldier also died during the same accident.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s acting Crime Investigations’ Coordinator for the Erongo Region, Detective Inspector Erastus Iikuyu informed Nampa on Sunday that the body was found in a recognisable state.
He said the family members of the deceased will have to identify the body before a name could be released.
The body of the other soldier still remains missing at sea.
In an unrelated incident, a seven-year-old girl died on Friday afternoon after a mini-bus drove over her at the Swakopmund Primary School.
The deceased used to travel with the mini-bus to and from school.
Iikuyu said the incident happened after the mini-bus stopped at the school gate, wanting to drive in.
The driver did not realise that the deceased was busy opening the door, and in the process of driving into the yard the girl fell and the vehicle drove over her.
NamPol has opened a case of culpable homicide against the driver.
In a separate incident, Paulus Nashimbuli Iingo, 26, allegedly committed suicide on Friday evening after fleeing from an accident scene in which he collided with another vehicle in the Mondesa residential area of Swakopmund.
No suicide note was found, and no foul play is suspected.
(NAMPA)
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