Geingob apologises over slain Zimbabwean taxi driver

25 Jul 2019 15:30pm
WINDHOEK, 25 JUL (NAMPA) – President Hage Geingob has apologised publicly to the family of a Zimbabwean national, Fambauone ‘Talent’ Black, who was allegedly shot dead in June by Namibian Defence Force (NDF) member Gerson Nakale.
Black, who was a taxi driver, was shot while trying to avoid a mini roadblock set up at the Greenwell Matongo residential area as part of Operation Kalahari Desert.
The Head of State made the apology on Thursday during a State visit by the Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa.
“We have apologised already through our foreign missions, but I thought I should apologise publicly to his family, for the family to know we send our condolences publicly and we are sorry for that,” Geingob said.
The Head of State noted that Nakale did not shoot at Black because he was a Zimbabwean citizen, adding rather that it was an accident.
Geingob acknowledged that Nakale is being held in custody and said the courts would handle matter.
Nampa reported in June that Nakale appeared in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court and was denied bail.
Black’s remains were repatriated to his home country on 20 June 2019.
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