Advocate Vekuii Rukoro's wife dies

29 Oct 2017 16:40pm
WINDHOEK, 29 OCT (NAMPA) – Meriam Rukoro, the wife of the leader of the Ovaherero Traditional Authority (OTA), Advocate Vekuii Rukoro, died on Saturday evening at the Roman Catholic Hospital here.
The death of Meriam was confirmed to Nampa by the OTA’s spokesperson, Bob Kandetu on Sunday morning.
General Secretary of OTA, Professor Mutjinde Katjiua, on Sunday also circulated a memo confirming the untimely death of the OTA leader’s wife.
Katjiua told Nampa that Rukoro and his wife last week went to the village at Omutukururu in the Okakarara Constituency where she fell ill, after which she had to be rushed to Windhoek for medical treatment.
“She died around 23H00,” Katjiua told Nampa, describing her death as very untimely as she was well before they went to the village last week, adding that for her to die after such a short period of ill-health is very saddening.
The cause of death was not stated.
Meriam is survived by her husband and three children.
People will convene at the Ovaherero Commando Hall in Katutura for the mourning period and not at Rukoro’s residence in Klein Windhoek, Katjiua said.
President Hage Geingob and First Lady Monica Geingos were among the first to visit Rukoro’s residence to offer their condolences.