THE death of two Namibian Defence Force members during a motor vehicle accident in the Omusati Region earlier this week has left a big void in the combined task force that has to keep law and order in the country.
The Inspector General of the Namibian Police, Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga, said that despite the social distancing measures put in place to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the force will work together to ensure that their fallen comrades are taken to their final resting place.
General Ndeitunga made the remarks while delivering a message of condolences to the family of the two deceased soldiers.
President and Commander in Chief of the Namibian Defence Force Dr Hage Geingob, in a speech delivered on his behalf during the occasion, said he is saddened by the passing of Anna Lisa Kapweya and Musindikizi Luseso who lost their lives while performing national duties particularly in this difficult time where the country is combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We stand together with the families in mourning their loss. I wish the two families strength and courage to overcome this difficult time of bereavement,” said Geingob.
Chief of the Namibian Defence Force, Air Marshall Martin Pinehas, said the two soldiers died while protecting the nation from the scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The families are not alone in their loss. The NDF suffered a loss and so did the nation at large,” he said.
Air Marshal Pinehas indicated that despite the distance everyone is in mourning together.
Kapweya and Luseso died in a motor vehicles accident while transiting from the Zone 4 roadblock on the Oshakati-Okahao main road to the next roadblock at Onampira on the Oshakati-Oshikuku main road to relieve other soldiers that were on duty.