No agreement on Muharukua's funeral yet

13 Oct 2017 16:00pm
OPUWO, 13 OCT (NAMPA) – A delegation led by Archbishop Peter Tjijombo of the St. John's Apostolic Faith Mission travelled here from Windhoek on Tuesday to negotiate with family of the late Governor of the Kunene Region, Angelika Muharukua on where to bury her.
But by Friday afternoon an agreement could still not be reached.
Some family members want to bury Muharukua at Heroes’ Acre, while others want her to be buried at the Okozongondjoza village next to her father.
Marijarune Ruhozu, who is a brother to Muhurukua, is of the opinion that his sister be buried at the Heroes’ Acre while his uncle, Uemujendera Ndjai, side with other relatives who want to honour the wish of the deceased to be buried next to her father.
“Due to the threats on me by members of the other faction, I have decided not to release the body of my sister to Opuwo,” Ruhozu told Nampa.
Ruhozu is adamant that the corpse of his sister be accorded a hero’s funeral, as she worked for the entire Namibian nation.
Muharukua died in Windhoek on 01 October.
State House accorded Muharukua a State funeral and burial at Heroes’ Acre, if the family so agree.