Getting to know Omukwaniilwa

The new Ondonga king is no newbie when it comes to his country, his region, and his people.

02 July 2019 | Cultural

The newly installed 18th king of the Ondonga, Major Fillemon Shuumbwa Nangolo, was born on 4 June 1974 at Enkono village near the Ondangwa Airport.

His father is the late Namupala gwaNangolo dhaNamupala gwaMvula yaNangolo dhAmutenya gwaSheya shAmakutuwa and his mother is Maria Josef.

Nangolo, who is a squadron leader, was raised by his uncle and predecessor, Omukwaniilwa Immanuel Kauluma Elifas at his palace at Onamungudo. King Elifas died in April.

When Elifas ascended to the throne in August 1975, Nangolo was a year old.

He attended primary school at Okashandja and Olukonda before matriculating at Oshakati Senior Secondary School under principal Jakob Kashupi.

After completing his education, in 1999 he received military training at the Osona military base near Okahandja and become a member of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) air wing unit.

Between 2000 and 2001 he received aircraft instrument, mechanical and pilot-related training from the Denel Technical Academy in Gauteng, South Africa and participated in the peace-keeping mission during the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

In June 2002, the King Elifas appointed Nangolo as his assistant and successor.

This was done in consultation with head of NDF at the time, Lieutenant-General Martin Shalli, and Air Vice-Marshal Martin Pinehas, who allowed Nangolo to recuse himself from his military roles whenever he was needed for traditional activities.

Nangolo married Adelheid Gustaf at Onayena on 7 April 2007 and established their homestead at Onambango near Ondangwa, which is now the Ondonga palace.

Nangolo has also received training in common and customary law and also served on the Law Reform and Development Commission (LRDC), then chaired by the justice minister Sacky Shanghala.

At a historical event that attracted thousands of people, Nangolo was coronated as the 18th king of the Ondonga traditional community at Onambango in the Oshana Region this past Saturday.

This came a day after a second High Court bid by a faction supporting Konis Eino Kalenga for the kingship failed.

ILENI NANDJATO

Similar News

 

Ya Nangoloh ita popile Olufuko

1 week ago - 10 October 2019 | Cultural

Oshituthi shoka sholufuko aniwa oshi li euliko lyiilyo yopaumwene yaanona yaakadhona oshowo otashi shundula uuntu nuuthemba waanona mboka.Shoka osha hololwa momukanda gwompangu sha landula...

Pitcher perfect

3 weeks ago - 27 September 2019 | Cultural

Justicia Shipena This year’s edition of the annual Oktoberfest was launched at the headquarters of one of its founding sponsors, Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL), on...

Understanding your roots

4 weeks ago - 24 September 2019 | Cultural

Justicia Shipena While encouraging Namibians to appreciate and visit heritage attractions, Namibian Heritage Week strives to provide an opportunity for citizens to participate in...

Dance extravaganza at NTN

1 month - 17 September 2019 | Cultural

Staff Reporter This year, the dance academy will once again entertain the public by presenting ‘The greatest musicals, a dance extravaganza’. The production involves around...

Kunstefees op Swakopmund

1 month - 17 September 2019 | Cultural

Leandrea Louw Pro-Ed Akademie op Swakopmund was vanjaar se gasheer van die vierde Nictus Napso Kuns- en Kultuurfees. Napso is die organisasie vir Namibiese privaatskole.Vanjaar...

Olufuko launched tomorrow

2 months ago - 22 August 2019 | Cultural

The Olufuko Annual Cultural Festival has attracted 69 girls who have already registered with the organising committee to undergo initiation during this year's festival.The 2019...

Don't allow child marriage - Geingob

2 months ago - 20 August 2019 | Cultural

President Hage Geingob has called on traditional leaders to do more to root out violence, discrimination and crime in the country.He also urged them not...

Meer as net toneelspel

2 months ago - 20 August 2019 | Cultural

Mariselle StofbergJong akteurs het die gehoor op die rand van hul stoel gelaat tydens die streeksfees van die ATKV-Tienertoneelkompetisie in Namibië. Met skaterlag tot...

A feast of culture

2 months ago - 20 August 2019 | Cultural

Ester Kamati The University of Namibia (Unam) cultural festival was held last week under the theme ‘Culture, our way of life’. The opening ceremony was...

Celebrating Spanish culture

2 months ago - 16 August 2019 | Cultural

Evany van Wyk The Embassy of Spain in Namibia, together with the Lüderitz Maritime Museum and the Scientific Society of Swakopmund, are commemorating the...

Latest News

Drownings sour rain relief

12 hours ago | Accidents

Life-giving rainfall in the north has led to two schoolboys drowning in Oshana on Monday. A Chinese national also drowned on Sunday at the Olushandja/Etaka...

Upbeat Calle preaches recovery

12 hours ago | Economics

Finance minister Calle Schlettwein says the domestic economy is projected to gradually emerge from the recession in 2020 with a moderate growth rate of about...

Shanghala plays the artful dodger

12 hours ago | Politics

CATHERINE SASMAN Justice minister Sacky Shanghala, who is alleged to have booked out electronic voting machines (EVMs) that have been missing since...

The value of relevance

12 hours ago | Business

Chantell Husselmann - The conceptual framework for financial reporting states, in order for information to be useful it must both be relevant and provide a...

ACC probes exam 'cheating'

12 hours ago | Health

The Health Professions Council of Namibia (HPCNA) has roped in the services of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to investigate allegations that cheating had rocked the...

O&L/Dinapama deal commendable

12 hours ago | Columns

The Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group recently procured casual corporate golf shirts for its 6 000 employees from local manufacturer Dinapama. This is no ordinary...

Stable Botswana to vote in...

12 hours ago | Economics

Susan Njanji - Botswana votes today in the most closely fought general election in the history of the Southern African country, long known as...

Geingob off to Sochi

12 hours ago | International

President Hage Geingob has left for Russia to attend the first session of the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi tomorrow.The summit is expected to be attended...

Life for plotting husband's murder

12 hours ago | Justice

Rachel Rittmann (49), who arranged the murder of her husband Rudolph Rittmann (34) for financial gain and freedom to continue a love affair, was sentenced...

Load More