Muharukua to be buried at Heroes Acre

03 Oct 2017 21:40pm
WINDHOEK, 03 OCT (NAMPA) – The Muharukua family have agreed to plans for the late Governor of Kunene, Angelika Muharukua to be buried at Heroes’ Acre next Saturday.
Katuutire Kaura, who served as her advisor, confirmed the decision to Nampa on Tuesday.
Negotiations between the family and Government were underway to decide where she would be laid to rest as senior members of the Muharukua family wanted to honour the late governor's wish to be buried next to her father in Kunene.
President Hage Geingob on Monday announced that she would be accorded a hero’s funeral.
Muharukua died of a suspected heart attack in Windhoek on Sunday.
She joined Swapo in 1979 with her late husband, Kenatjironga Muharukua.
In 1995 she was appointed as a non-voting member to the National Assembly by founding President Sam Nujoma.
Muharukua was appointed deputy minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare by former President Hifikepunye Pohamba in 2004.
In 2015, she was appointed governor of the Kunene Region, a position she held until her death.