Frederick to be buried next month
18 Jan 2018 16:40pm
WINDHOEK, 18 JAN (NAMPA) The late Chief of the !Aman Traditional Authority, David Frederick, will be laid to rest at Bethanie next month.
Popular Democratic Movement president, McHenry Venaani, told Nampa on Thursday upon his return from Bethanie where he had been with the Frederick family that a decision has been taken to bury the chief on 03 February.
A family member who asked not to be named confirmed the date of the burial.
Ovaherero Traditional Authority Chief, Vekuii Rukoro, at a media conference here on Thursday announced that the Fredericks family had promised to wait for the return of the delegation travelling to New York later this month to attend a hearing on the lawsuit seeking reparations from Germany and demanding the inclusion of the affected communities in official genocide talks.
Chief Frederick, alongside Chief Rukoro, was a plaintiff in the matter filed in a US federal court.
PDM, which is the official opposition of which Fredericks was a member, on Monday wrote a letter to President Hage Geingob asking for a State funeral for the late chief.
Venaani said there has not been a response from the Office of the President yet.
Frederick is survived by his wife, Anna and 17 children.