Funeral of Ludwig Stanley being organised
11 Dec 2013 16:20pm
WINDHOEK, 11 DEC (NAMPA) No date has yet been set for the funeral service of liberation struggle icon Ludwig Stanley, who died in Windhoek on Sunday.
Stanley died at the Paramount Hospital after suffering a stroke during August this year.
He was 85.
His brother Cornelius Stanley told Nampa on Monday that the family is waiting for directions from the Office of the President and the Ministry of Veterans Affairs for the way forward.
It is also uncertain where the late Stanley will be buried, as he lived in Botswana for more than 40 years.
But Cornelius said Stanley was a Namibian born in Windhoek, and the possibility is that he might be buried here.
Namibia's history cannot be told without mentioning Stanley, the man who risked his life to see to it that former Namibian president Sam Nujoma, former Deputy Prime Minister Libertina Amathila, Prime Minister Hage Geingob and many others crossed the border into Botswana in efforts to secure Namibia's independence.
Stanley was born to a British father, Albert Stanley, and OvaHerero mother Elizabeth Mbauruma.
He leaves behind his wife, seven children, 27 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.