Ex-SWATF/Koevoet threats tantamount to treason: Ndeitunga

Ex-SWATF/Koevoet threats tantamount to treason: Ndeitunga

Threats by former South-West Africa Territorial Force (SWATF)/Koevoet members to spill blood if their demands are not met are tantamount to treason, Inspector-General of the Namibian Police Force, Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga has said.

More than 30 former members of the Namibia War Veterans's Trust (Namvet) have now formed the Namvet Liberation Movement and on Monday met in Windhoek, where they made the threats.

Their demands include being recognised as war veterans, which would amongst others mean they are entitled to pensions.

Namibia switches to electronic passports


Namibia has ceased the issuing of machine-readable passports and will start issuing biometric or electronic passports as from Monday 08 January 2018.

This was announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration's Director for Immigration and Border Control, Nehemia Nghishekwa, on Friday at a media briefing here.

Nghishekwa explained the electronic passport is a highly secure travel document with a chip which enhances security purposes.

"The drive is to maintain the integrity of the Namibian travelling documents and to render it difficult for forging," said Nghishekwa.

Young Henties hero saves two boys from drowning


A 14-year-old boy risked his life on Wednesday to help five boys who had been swept out to sea at Henties Bay.

Dylan Davey !Gaoseb, better known in his neighbourhood as "Boo Boo", rescued two of the boys, the youngest of whom was six.

Two of the other boys eventually managed to make it to shore by themselves.
The fifth boy, the 10-year-old Lee-Wayne Delwin Nanubeb, unfortunately did not make it and by Thursday, the police were still searching for his body.

Nampa spoke to !Gaoseb on the beach on Thursday, where he was waiting to see if Nanubeb's body would be found.

Councillor Rosa Kunyanda Kavara dies


The Councillor of Ncuncuni Constituency in the Kavango West Region, Rosa Kunyanda Kavara has died aged 59.

Her death was confirmed by her family on Tuesday. However, further details on her death will be disclosed in an official statement to be issued by the family at a later stage.

Born 22 February 1958, Kavara served as a Regional Councillor for Rundu Rural Constituency since 2010; the Standing Committee on Regional Development and Reports as well as the National Council Women's caucus between 2011 and 2015.

Windhoek teen goes missing

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The Namibian Police Force in Windhoek is requesting the public to assist in tracing the whereabouts of Uendjizuva alias “Uendjii” Kamutindi (17-year-old) who went missing from Erf No. D249, Kimbodo Street, Otjomuise on the 22nd December 2017 at around 12:00.

Uendjizuva Kamutindi is an Otjiherero speaking person but she is also fluent in English. She is brown in complexion, average body build, and plaited short rasta with gold braids.

Efforts by her relatives to trace her whereabouts proved futile.

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