24 August 2012

Namibia: School Principal Accidentally Kills Cyclist

Rundu — Police in Kavango are currently investigating a case of culpable homicide after the principal of Ntara Combined School in western Kavango struck and killed a cyclist on Wednesday morning along the Rundu-Nkurenkuru Highway.

It is alleged the victim, Sakaria Sarara (15), tried to switch lanes without ensuring that it was safe to do so, resulting in the collision.

She died on the spot.

Mpareke Florinus Mpareke was travelling towards Rundu in a government vehicle with the registration number GRN1184. Sarara hails from Sivara village in western Kavango.

In an unrelated incident, Andreas Matamu Hamuntenya died after he was hit by a vehicle, while trying to cross the road at Mile 20 village, south of Rundu.

The incident occurred on Wednesday evening around 18h45. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Salavictor Goaseb from Okahandja.

The next of kin of the deceased has been informed and investigations continue.

Pedestrians in the regions have long been warned to refrain from walking on the road and to double-check before crossing the road, but the practice still continue, NamPol's Regional Crime Investigation Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Willie Bampton, confirmed both incidents.

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