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Village headman commits suicide

Village headman commits suicide

Maria David

HEITA Nestor Aipinge, the 66-year-old headman of the Okathitu Kakahala Village which falls under the Ombalantu Traditional Authority in the Omusati Region, committed suicide by shooting himself.


The deceased, who is a retired Sergeant-at-Arms of the National Assembly and a well-known businessman, took his own life on Monday
The spokesperson of the Ombalantu Traditional Authority, Angula Kanelombe, confirmed the incident and said that the OTA is busy preparing a message of condolences to the bereaved family.


NamPol spokesperson Warrant Officer Anna Kunga also confirmed Aipinge’s death saying that he shot himself in the chest with a 9mm Makarov pistol.


Heita Nestor Aipinge headman Okathitu Kakahala Village Ombalantu Traditional Authority Omusati
Picture for illustrative purpose only


According to Kunga, the motive for killing himself is still unknown as he did not leave a suicide note.


“The body was transported to Outapi State Hospital from where it will be be taken to Okahao for a post-mortem examination to be performed,” she said.


Kunga stated that police investigation into the matter is still ongoing.


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