THE 59-year-old Theophilus Taati Shipahu from Ekamba died while waiting in a queue at the main branch of the First National Bank in Ondangwa on Wednesday morning.
Shipahu was the principal of the Onamambo Primary School in Oshigambo and is said to have collapsed in full view of other bank clients.
Community Affairs Division Officer, Inspector Thomas Aiyambo, said the shocking incident occurred at around 10:30.
“When Shipahu collapsed, employees of the bank summoned an ambulance to attend to him, but when the paramedics arrived, he had already passed away. Instead, officers from the Oshakati Police Mortuary were summoned to remove the body,” he said.
According to Inspector Aiyambo, the family of the deceased person informed the police that he had diabetes and that the disease could be the most likely cause of his death.
The actual cause of death will however be determined by an autopsy that will be performed at the Oshakati Police Mortuary.