Swapo Elders' Council condemns passion killings

08 Feb 2014 12:30pm
WINDHOEK, 08 FEB (NAMPA) – The Swapo-Party Elders' Council (SPEC) has condemned the killing of women in Namibia.
This follows yet another incident of passion killing in the country.
The most recent killing is that of 24-year-old Mirjam Nandjato, who was allegedly beheaded by her boyfriend on Tuesday morning in Oshakati.
During a SPEC executive committee meeting here on Saturday morning, SPEC Deputy Secretary Mukwaita Shanyengana said in a speech read on his behalf by the Deputy Secretary of the Swapo Women's Council, Eunice Iipinge, the killing of women and girls by their boyfriends is not acceptable.
The SPEC is thus requesting for national counseling, and for churches and various religious denominations to tackle the moral decay in Namibia by preaching against it every day to young people and men in their congregations.
“All elders must also take the lead to ensure that the nation is put at peace with each other and avoid violence,” he said.