Another car accident claims yet another life

Crime Report

15 November 2020 | Crime

A case of culpable homicide has been opened after a man was killed when the vehicle he was driving overturned.

According to deputy commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, the deceased, Shishiiveni Thomas (29), allegedly lost control of the bakkie that he was driving on the gravel road between Uis and Henties Bay approximately 79km from Uis.

“Thomas passed away as a result of the injuries he sustained when the vehicle veered off the road and overturned. His passenger, Immanuel //Gaseb (57), survived the accident, but had to be rushed to Henties Bay for medical treatment due to his severe injuries.”

The Namibian Police expressed concern about the recent increase in road accidents.

Since the beginning of this month, four persons lost their lives in roads accidents.

“As we approach the festive season we wish to remind all road users to exercise caution, drive responsibly and obey the road rules including driving within the speed limit,” authorities cautioned in a media release.

Fire incident

Saara Sabas (23) allegedly made a fire to cook food outside her house in Usakos. She left to her mother’s house and upon her return, found her home in flames.

All her property was destroyed. Nobody was injured in the incident.
Sabas is said to have been in a state of shock following the incident and was taken to the Usakos State Hospital to be treated.

Drug bust

A man (25) was arrested after he was allegedly caught dealing in ten grams of high grade skunk and 60 grams of low grade skunk valued at N$5000 during a police action on Thursday in Swakopmund.

He is expected to appear in the Swakopmund magistrate’s court on Monday.

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