Businessman commits suicide in Ongwediva

OSHAKATI: A resident of Ongwediva and owner of the Khomas Bearing Suppliers, Rene Strauss, aged 48, reportedly committed suicide on Sunday evening.

Confirming the incident to Nampa on Monday, Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Oshana’s Community Policing Sub-division Chief Inspector Thomas Aiyambo said, the incident reportedly happened at 18h20, when the deceased hanged himself with a rope in his office.

‘He did not leave a suicide note,’ he said.

Meanwhile, the lifeless body of 18-year-old Valombola Jason Nghihangakenwa was found hanging in a bedroom on Friday at about 12h00 at Onakango-Endola constituency in the Ohangwena region.

According to a NamPol weekend crime report on Sunday, it is alleged that the deceased hanged himself with a blue plastic rope around his neck. It is further alleged that before this incident, the deceased on Wednesday set his sleeping room on fire and in the process, another room in the house also caught fire causing both rooms to burn to ashes.

‘The body was transported to Engela
District State Hospital, where it was certified dead by a medical doctor and placed in the State Mortuary for postmortem examination. No foul play is suspected and no suicide note was found on him,’ the report reads.

Police investigations in both matters continue.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency