Okambebe Combined School principal dies in panga attack

28 Apr 2019 10:30am
ONGWEDIVA, 28 APR (NAMPA) – The principal of Okambebe Combined School in the Ohangwena Region, Lazarus Kapiye, died Saturday after he was allegedly attacked with a panga by his nephew.
Warrant Officer Kaume Iitumba of the Namibian Police Force’s Public Relations Unit in the region told Nampa on Sunday the incident occurred at Kapiye’s home at Oshikwiyu village near the Omungwelume settlement around 21h00.
“The suspect hacked him with a panga several times in the head and both arms and he died on the spot,” Iitumba said.
Kapiye was watching television with his family when his nephew allegedly showed up and started attacking him without saying anything.
He was 59.
The suspect, who is 41, handed himself over to the police at the Omungwelume Police Station shortly after the incident.
His identity is being withheld as he is yet to appear in court.
Police investigations continue.