Late Muharukua's remains arrive in Opuwo

20 Oct 2017 11:40am
OPUWO, 20 OCT (NAMPA) -The casket with the remains of the late Kunene Governor, Angelika Muharukua arrived here from Windhoek’s Eros Airport on Thursday.
The body, accompanied by some of her family members, was flown by the Namibian Air Force a day after an official memorial service in the capital.
She was returned to her community after more than two weeks since her death from a suspected heart attack on 01 October in her Windhoek home.
Mourners in their droves flocked to the airstrip to witness the arrival of the late governor’s remains.
The sight of the casket brought many to tears.
Ovahimba traditional songs, Swapo-party revolutionary songs, church choir songs and music by the Namibia Police Force brass band were delivered as the remains of the late governor exited the plane.
The casket was then placed in Mbumbijazo Muharukua Street for residents to view, before it was taken to her home village at Okatjetje for traditional rituals.
The majority of her maternal and paternal family as well as her in-laws received Muharukua’s remains in an emotional yet peaceful manner after protracted squabbles about where to bury her - next to her father at the Ovinjange village or Heroes’ Acre in Windhoek in accordance with her being granted hero’s status by President Hage Geingob.
The body remained at Okatjetje on Thursday and was expected to be taken to the Newman Katuta Stadium in Opuwo on Friday for the last memorial service before burial on Saturday in the area of Okozongondjoza of the Ovinjange village.