PRESIDENT Hage Geingob paid a personal visit to the family of four fishermen that were killed by the Botswana Defence Force while on a visit to the Zambezi Region.
During the visit to the Nchindo family on Impalila Island, he conveyed his personal condolences to the surviving family members.
Tommy, Martin, Wamunyima Nchindo, and their cousin, Simvula Munyeme died last year when soldiers of the Botswana Defence Force fired on them while they were fishing on the Linyanti River.
The deaths of the four men lead to strained relations between Namibia and Botswana especially between communities living along the river where the deadly incident occurred.
Geingob said that he met with the family of the four men after he met with leaders of Traditional Authorities of the Zambezi region where he emphasized the important role they play in social cohesion.
The President lauded the traditional leaders for their role in development and support for the work of the government as well as the role they played in maintaining peace in the wake of the deaths of the four fishermen at the hands of the Botswana Defence Force.
Geingob also expressed his appreciation to the Impalila Island community for the warm reception he received.
President Geingob said the welcome he received from the community was a good example of the Namibian spirit that will always overcome difficulties.