CRIMINALS who perpetrate violent crimes will face the full wrath of the law if apprehended.
President Hage Geingob, in a speech that was read on his behalf at the funeral of the 29-year-old Andy Kazekondjo by the Governor of the Omaheke Region, Pijoo Nganate, earlier on Sunday said government will increase measures to prevent the unnecessary death of people, especially during the commissioning of crimes.
Kazekondjo was buried at Amenuis in the Omahake Region.
Geingob in his speech and said that Kazekondjo’s only sin was to protect his sister against a cowardly intruder who attempted to rape her during a robbery in the Havana informal settlement of Windhoek last week.
“One life lost to crime is one life too many, especially when it happens in the course of defending the defenceless,” Geingob said.
The President’s full speech as read by Governor Pijoo Nganate at the funeral reads as follows:
Today is a sad day, not only for the Kazekondjo, the Katjaimo families and the community of Aminius, but for the entire Namibian nation. We are gathered here to bid farewell to a father and young man whose life was abruptly and heinously taken away while he was defending his sister against cowardly intruders. A caring man whose only sin was to protect his sister and defend her against violation by unscrupulous individuals who do not represent our values of peace and harmony, and therefore have no place in our country.
I am greatly touched by the loss of this brave young man whose life was taken away at the tender age of 29 years. One life lost to crime is one life too many, especially when it happened in the course of defending the defenseless.
I am concerned about these cruel acts of violence taking place in our society, especially armed robberies and violence against women and children. The Government will continue to fight these evils with all might to ensure that our people are protected and safeguarded to lead peaceful lives. Our law enforcement units and the judicial system will do everything possible to ensure that those responsible for the death of Andy Kazekondjo are brought to justice.
We are gathered here today to show our love and sympathy to the family of late Kazekondjo. The death of Andy Kazekondjo has not only robbed your family of a son, brother, father and uncle, but has also robbed our nation of a brave and courageous young man. We share your pain caused by the loss of your beloved son, brother, father and uncle.
On behalf of the Government and the Namibian people, I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences. You must know that you are not alone. You in our prayers as you go through this difficult period of mourning.
During this trying time of grief, let us all seek solace and comfort in the word of God. The words of the scripture in Psalm 34:18 read, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
May the soul of Andy Kazekondjo, rest in eternal peace.