Government declares three days of mourning for Muharukua

18 Oct 2017 15:20pm
WINDHOEK, 18 OCT (NAMPA) – Government has declared three days of national mourning, from Thursday to Saturday, for late Kunene Governor Angelika Muharukua.
A statement issued Wednesday by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology said public and private institutions have been asked to ensure that the National flag and all other flags are hoisted at half-mast across the country during the mourning period.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday afternoon at Parliament Gardens in the capital, and on Friday at the Newman Katuta Stadium in Opuwo, Kunene Region.
The late Muharukua will be buried on Saturday at the Ovinjange village in the same region.
Muharukua died on 01 October 2017 at her residence in Hochland Park in Windhoek of a suspected heart attack.
She will be buried next to her father, as she had willed.
Government has accorded Muharukua a State funeral and will cover all funeral costs.
(NAMPA)
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