Muharukua laid to rest next to her father

21 Oct 2017 16:30pm
OPUWO, 21 OCT (NAMPA) – The late Governor of the Kunene Region, Angelika Muharukua has been laid to rest next to her father, Uemutonda Langman Ruhozu at Okozongondjoza near Opuwo.
Hundreds of people, including President Hage Geingob, Chief Justice Peter Shivute and Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, were amongst those who came to pay their last respects.
Paying tribute to the late governor, Geingob described Muharukua as a brave fighter who was not ashamed of saying what she wanted Government to do for the Kunene Region.
“She has left behind a map which will guide all young Namibians towards becoming outstanding citizens,” he said.
Mourners could not hold back their tears and loud crying could be heard throughout the funeral service.
Many mourners indicated that she would be sorely missed as she looked after the vulnerable in her region.
Muharukua passed away in Windhoek on 01 October 2017 of a suspected heart attack.
She was 59.
She is survived by two brothers and one sister.
There was initially a dispute between two family groups, with one group requesting that she be buried at Heroes’ Acre in the capital, while another insisted that she be buried next to her father at Okozongondjoza.
Geingob intervened, advising that the former governor be laid to rest in Opuwo next to her father, as was her wish.