Nghidinwa’s children pay tribute to woman of virtue

24 Jan 2018 17:50pm
WINDHOEK, 24 JAN (NAMPA) – The children of the late Rosalia Nghidinwa have described their mother as a virtuous woman who shared her life with others and a person with infectious positivity.
In a tribute read on their behalf at Nghidinwa’s memorial service at Parliament Gardens here Wednesday, the children and grandchildren said the relationship their mother had with them was not only that of a mother, but that of a friend.
They further described their late mother as their mentor, instructor and role model; someone who taught them to work hard for survival.
They added that Nghidinwa’s relationships with people worked well, because she was good at remembering people’s faces and names.
“For her last birthday, we focused on what to get her and how to make it special, but she bought a cake and spent the day with the San community in Bravo,” they said.
Presenting the eulogy, Rector of the Swapo-party School Marco Hausiku said Nghidinwa complained of lower abdominal pains during family commitments in Ondangwa.
She received treatment at the Ondangwa Medipark Hospital and sought further treatment at the Roman Catholic Hospital in the capital, where she had gallstones removed.
However, doctors soon realised that she had developed cancer which was at an advanced stage.
“She was a woman of good virtue and was still talking about taking care of her orphanage in Nkurenkuru. She believed in family, sharing and selflessness,” Hausiku said.
Nghidinwa died in the Roman Catholic Hospital on 14 January 2018.
She is survived by her mother, seven children and 19 grandchildren.
The former minister will be laid to rest at Nkurenkuru on Saturday.