Nandi-Ndaitwah recovers from tragic accident

02 Feb 2018 22:51pm
WINHOEK, 02 JAN (NAMPA) – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, has recovered from injuries sustained in a road accident late last year.
Nandii-Ndaitwah was on 28 December 2017 rushed to the Tsumeb Hospital after the vehicle she was traveling in collided head on with another between Tsumeb and Oshivelo in northern Namibia, claiming the lives of two people.
At a conference held here Friday to inform the media about her health status, Nandi-Ndaitwah recollected flashes of her ordeal, stating that it was indeed very tragic.
“I cannot remember exactly what happened but when I realised that it was an accident, I called for someone to remove me from the vehicle,” she said.
The minister then recalled being conscious after the accident and being escorted in a police van to the Tsumeb hospital where x-rays were taken and she informed she was out of danger.
She was than airlifted to Windhoek Medi-Clinic Private Hospital, where another set of full body scans were conducted.
“The only issue doctors picked was the impact on my chest from the seatbelt I was wearing which squeezed my chest and ribs and almost collapsed my lungs,” Nandi-Ndaitwah explained.
Nandi-Ndaitwah further said all is well and she has completed physiotherapy treatment and is now required to maintain walking at least one kilometre per day until the end of her leave, on 28 February 2018.
The Minister expressed her sincere condolences to the relatives of the deceased and thanked all Namibians for the support and prayers during her recovery.