Human remains found at Rooidag Gate in Tsumkwe

16 May 2019 11:40am
OTJIWARONGO, 16 MAY( NAMPA) - Human remains suspected to be that of a man who was reported missing in the Tsumkwe West area in December 2018 were found in the bushes of the Rooidag Gate on Tuesday afternoon.

Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha in an interview with Nampa on Thursday said the remains were found in the bushes some five-kilometres east of Rooidag Gate, where Johannes Kadhiya had gone missing in December 2018.

Kadhiya, who was originally from the Uukwiyu Uushona Constituency in the Oshana Region, had gone to Rooidag to purchase cattle with two other men.

It is alleged that Kadhiya and his colleagues on 09 December 2018 at night were seated in a truck they used to transport cattle, and then he reportedly opened the truck’s door, jumped out and entered the bushes.

He did not return to his colleagues and tracking his footprints the next day did not help as nothing was found.

“We will conduct a forensic examination to determine whether the remains are his or not,” Mbeha said, adding that Kadhiya’s close relatives have been informed.

Police investigations in the matter continue.