Human remains discovered near Rundu
06 Feb 2014 14:30pm
NDAMA, 06 FEB (NAMPA) - Northern Regional Electricity Distributor (Nored) workers on Thursday discovered human remains buried in the bushes at the Ndama informal settlement on the outskirts of Rundu.
These remains were then wrapped in a blanket by the workers, who were busy digging trenches for the installation of underground cables.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)s Crime Investigations Coordinator for the Kavango regions, Deputy Commissioner Willie Bampton told reporters that the workers first came across a skull, and alerted the police of their find.
He said no foul play is suspected, and it appears as if the deceased was buried many years ago.
The bushy area where the human remains were discovered is thought to contain many unmarked graves.
The Crime Coordinator said tests will be conducted on the human remains to establish how old they are before a reburial.
Bampton dismissed speculation that the incident had something to do with witchcraft.
He also cautioned members of the public to refrain from relating the incident to an activity popularly known in the Rukavango languages as Kakorora, where human body parts are harvested and used for rituals.