Bank Windhoek employee dies while on duty

WINDHOEK: An employee of Bank Windhoek’s Maerua Mall branch in the capital, Iyaloo Tumweneni Hanyangha, died while on duty on Friday, shortly after complaining of feeling unwell.

According to a weekend crime report issued by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) on Sunday, 35-year-old Hanyangha said she felt like collapsing around 16h05 and left her duty station at the front desk to go to the back of the office.

She was observed falling and colleagues attended to her while an ambulance was called.

Despite a prompt response by the ambulance, Hanyangha was pronounced dead at 16h11.

Her next of kin were informed and the body was taken to the police mortuary.

In a separate incident, the decomposed remains of 39-year-old Rochard Benson Steyn were found in his backyard room at his grandmother’s house in Gibeon around 12h00 on Friday.

Steyn was last seen on Wednesday when he went out. On Friday the family got suspicious about a bad odour coming from his room and upon inspection saw his body lying on the bed and c
ontacted the police.

No foul play is suspected at this stage and the cause of death is unknown, but a postmortem examination will be conducted.

In a similar incident, the lifeless body of Haipinge Eradius Linekela (age unknown) was discovered around 12h00 on Friday in the Goreangab dam informal settlement area of Windhoek.

The crime report indicated that Linekela’s body was found hanging from the roof of his shack by his brother.

No suicide note was found.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency