Man commits suicide by driving into tree

02 September 2021 | Accidents

TUYEIMO HAIDULA



OSHAKATI

A man allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday by driving into a tree along the Outapi-Ruacana main road at Omindamba village in the Omusati Region.

It is alleged that Sakaria David (38) from Iishanaputa village, who was the lone occupant in the vehicle, was driving from Epalela towards Outapi.

Omusati police regional commander, commissioner Titus Shikongo, who confirmed the incident, said the driver may have lost control of the vehicle, causing it to swerve off the road and hit the tree.

David died at the scene. The incident happened just before midnight.

“Further information revealed that the deceased had an argument with his girlfriend at Onesi at around 23h11. The deceased then drove off and was involved in the accident,” Shikongo said, leading the police to suspect suicide.

The deceased’s next of kin have been informed. The body is being kept at Oshifo police mortuary and will be transported to Okahao police mortuary for the post-mortem. Police investigations continue.

Similar News

 

Tragedy strikes as boy (12) drowns in Goreangab Dam

5 days ago - 15 September 2021 | Accidents

Tanja Bause WINDHOEK“What does he look like? Is he whole, is he whole? Please tell me the fish did not bite...

Veld fires raze 580 000 hectares

1 week ago - 10 September 2021 | Accidents

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKA total of 580 480 hectares has burnt to the ground...

Man commits suicide by driving into tree

2 weeks ago - 02 September 2021 | Accidents

TUYEIMO HAIDULA OSHAKATI A man allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday by driving into a tree along the Outapi-Ruacana main road at...

Tired of living in tents

1 month - 11 August 2021 | Accidents

Leandrea Louw WALVIS BAYThe residents of the Otweya informal settlement - formerly known as...

Desert rescue: Namibians stranded in Damaraland share their experience

1 month - 09 August 2021 | Accidents

ERWIN LEUSCHNERSWAKOPMUNDKai Jacobie and Marko Zahradnicky, who were reported missing after a camping trip in Damaraland, were found last Tuesday after an extensive aerial search....

DRC fire victims get new IDs

1 month - 05 August 2021 | Accidents

Adolf Kaure SWAKOPMUNDHome affairs minister Albert Kawana recently handed over 33 identity documents (IDs)...

Ministries sign MoU on road safety

1 month - 02 August 2021 | Accidents

NAMPA WINDHOEKVarious ministers on Thursday signed the multi-party memorandum of understanding (MoU) on advanced and improved road safety performance in Windhoek.The...

Crash near Henties kills govt official

1 month - 28 July 2021 | Accidents

Staff Reporter Henties Bay A 49-year-old man died in an accident on the C-34 road yesterday.According to the Namibian police’s Erongo commander...

Toddler drowns in oshikundu, as pensioner chokes on meat

1 month - 26 July 2021 | Accidents

TUYEIMO HAIDULAOSHAKATI A one-year-old child drowned in a bucket of homebrew on Friday afternoon at Akalungu village, Outapi Constituency, in the Omusati Region.The region’s police...

Swakop fire victims to be resettled

1 month - 26 July 2021 | Accidents

ADOLF KAURESWAKOPMUNDSwakopmund CEO Archie Benjamin says victims of the recent DRC informal settlement fire will soon be relocated.An emergency meeting was held between the Swakopmund...

Latest News

Eagles on point

22 hours ago | Sports

LIMBA MUPETAMIFollowing an eventful and nerve-wracking run chase, Namibia's Capricorn Eagles (90/8) beat Tanzania (89/7) by two wickets, with two balls remaining in the semi-final...

Blue Waters plan to go...

22 hours ago | Sports

LIMBA MUPETAMIPaulus Shipanga said this after his side Blue Waters defeated Western Spurs 6-4 in penalties at the Jan Wilken Stadium in Mariental after a...

Tigers netballers still in the...

22 hours ago | Sports

LIMBA MUPETAMIThe head coach of Tigers, Morné Pienaar, says the team is doing very well in the MTC Namibia Netball Premier League because the shooters...

Capricorn remains resilient amidst Covid

22 hours ago | Business

Jo-Maré Duddy – Locally-listed Capricorn Group, with Bank Windhoek as its flagship brand, has provided payment holidays on loans freeing up N$343 million in cash...

NAFAU to represent NIDA employees

22 hours ago | Economics

PHILLEPUS UUSIKU The Namibia Industrial Development Agency (NIDA) and the Namibia Food and Allied Workers Union (NAFAU) signed the recognition agreement on Friday. The union...

Bleeding TransNamib to retrench 340...

22 hours ago | Transport

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKTransNamib intends to retrench 340 of its 1 309 employees within the coming weeks, its CEO Johny Smith has informed public enterprises minister Leon...

N$9.5bn guarantees for SOE borrowing

22 hours ago | Economics

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKGovernment guarantees to back borrowing by public enterprises stood at N$9.5 billon as at the end of August 2021.This has been confirmed by the...

‘My mother tried to kill...

22 hours ago | Crime

TUYEIMO HAIDULAONANDJOKWE Wilka Shikongo says she cannot believe that the woman she has called mother for 45 years beat her up so severely that...

Pele continues recovery

22 hours ago | Sports

SuperSportSoccer legend Pele continues to recover from colon surgery, with his family posting a video of the 80-year-old Brazilian smiling while undergoing physiotherapy in his...

Load More