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Geingob extends condolences to family of slain Zim taxi drivers

Geingob extends condolences to family of slain Zim taxi drivers

Zorena Jantze

A MONTH after the tragic death of Zimbabwean taxi driver, Talent Fambaune, who was gunned down by a member of the Namibia Defence Force (NDF) during Operation Kalahari Desert, President Hage Geingob has offered an apology to the family members of the deceased.

President Geingob, who was addressing visiting Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, stated that although the slain taxi driver was unfortunately killed during the military and police crime prevention operation,  it was not an intentional act but rather an accident.

BEHIND BARS: Gerson Nakale. Photo: Contributed

He added that the soldier who caused Fambaune’s death is still in jail to this day awaiting trial in the matter. 

“For the family, we send our condolences publically. The courts will deal with this matter,” Geingob said.

Fambaune, 22, died from a shot to the head after he reportedly attempted to avoid a mini roadblock that had been set up by the operation’s members.

The accused, Gerson Nakale, 38, was denied bail by magistrate Johannes Shuuveni and his case was postponed to 15 October 2019 for further police investigations.

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