Nchindo family wants to see shooting report

29 April 2021 | Crime

OGONE TLHAGE

WINDHOEK

The family of the four slain fishing men that were killed by the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) has requested to see a report of an investigation into the incident.

The family voiced their intention to President Hage Geingob whom had recently visited them on the Impalila Island in the Zambezi region.

With regard to the report, which the Nchindo family requested to see, the President informed them that the joint report investigation into the killings was complete and that would consider their request to view contents of the report.

However, the question of jurisdiction was equally important and the report could not be made public, Geingob told the family according to presidential advisor, Alfredo Hengari.

The three men - brothers Tommy, Martin and Wamunyima Nchindo and their cousin Sinvula Muyeme, who is a Zambian national - were shot on 5 November when the BDF found them in the southern channel of the Chobe River. Their mother, Alphonsina Mubu, died five days later and their sister was hospitalised for shock.