Angolan national allegedly hit and killed on B1 near Otavi

A 49-year-old Angolan national was allegedly hit and killed by a pickup truck belonging to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) near Otavi in the Otjozondjupa Region on Tuesday.

NamPol Head of Community Affairs in the region, Senior Inspector Maureen Mbeha in an interview with Nampa later Tuesday said the deceased was identified as Ndeshipewa Pahevela Hikungunya.

‘The deceased is an Angolan national who was employed as a charcoal worker at Farm Acham in the Otavi district,’ said Mbeha.

Hikungunya’s next of kin have been informed of his death, Mbeha said.

The police officer stated that the accident occurred some seven kilometres south of Otavi in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Mbeha said a culpable homicide docket was opened at the Otavi Police Station against a male police officer who is attached to NamPol’s Drug Law Enforcement Sub-Division in the Oshana Region, who was driving the vehicle.

Police investigations in the matter continue.

Source: Namibia Press Agency