UPDATE: FATAL CAR CRASH CLAIMS WALVIS BAY COUNCILLOR'S LIFE
27 May 2019 14:10pm
SWAKOPMUND, 27 MAY (NAMPA) - The police in the Erongo Region have confirmed the death of Walvis Bay Councillor Ndishoshili Samson Nghilumbwa in a motor vehicle accident during the early hours of Monday on the Swakopmund-Arandis road.
According to the Namibian Police Forces Erongo Crime Investigations Coordinator, Erastus Iikuyu, the accident occurred around 05h40.
Nghilumbwa, who was travelling alone in the direction of Swakopmund, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into an oncoming truck.
The black hatchback he was driving was damaged beyond repair and the 35-year-old Nghilumbwa died on the spot.
The 29-year-old male truck driver and his assistant driver escaped unharmed.
The deceaseds next of kin have been informed.
Nghilumbwa, who became a councillor in 2015, served as the Chairperson of the Walvis Bay Management Committee from 2017, but was replaced in December 2018 following reports of misuse of the councils credit card.
He was also the Vice Chairperson at Husab Mine, as well as the Swapo Party Youth League Secretary for Information and Mobilisation in the Erongo Region.
The Walvis Bay Municipality, through Mayor Immanuel Wilfried, expressed sadness over Nghilumbwas death, saying that that it is a great loss and he will be deeply missed.