SPYL in Kavango East condemns murders of women

08 Mar 2018 14:00pm
RUNDU, 08 MAR (NAMPA) – The Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) in Kavango East has condemned the recent brutal murder of women in the region.
Three women have been murdered in the region since January this year.
The SPYL’s Secretary General for Kavango East, Anselm Marungu, said in a statement issued here on Thursday that the safety of the region’s residents is being threatened.
“Shame on all of you who are involved in these cruel acts for sending innocent souls to the grave before their time. Shame on you for making our region a bitter place,” Marungu said.
He added that the SPYL in collaboration with the Kavango East Regional Youth Forum is now planning to engage the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the region’s capital, Rundu, to make sure the culprits are brought to book.
He called on politicians, traditional and church leaders, as well as the youth, to come together and fight these ills.
“SPYL and the Kavango East Regional Youth Forum is busy organising a youth development conference for the region, where young people will engage each other on issues of regional concern,” he stated, adding that the region cannot continue to lose young people day in and day out.
Resolutions and recommendations taken during the conference on various challenges identified will be presented to the senior leadership within the Swapo party for possible assistance.
The body of a young woman was early in February dug up by members of NamPol after the deceased was allegedly strangled to death and buried by her boyfriend.
The body of another young woman who appeared to have been strangled to death was also discovered around late February near the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology’s offices in Rundu.
Another woman’s body, believed to have been killed by her boyfriend after his release from custody, was also found in the same month at Likwaterera village, located 30km south of Rundu.