A SENIOR officer of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) committed suicide by hanging himself with a wire in his sleeping room on Sunday morning.
This happened in the Oikoto village in the Ongenga Constituency of the Ohangwena Region.
According to the police, the lifeless body of 58-year-old Major Jonas Mboti was found hanging in his bedroom shortly before 08:00.
It is alleged that Mboti had a brief telephone conversation with a relative at around 07:00.
The relative allegedly detected that Mboti sounded restless.
Family members were alerted, but attempts to contact him proved futile as his cellphone was already switched off.
They rushed to Mboti’s house, arriving there shortly before 08:00, but were too late.
Inspector Kaume Itumba reported another suicide in the region involving Wilhelm Hishiipolai Shidute, a 28-year-old resident of Oshalishashitongeni village, Ondobe Constituency.
He too hanged himself in his sleeping room at around 22:00 on Saturday.