Man hangs himself in hospital

The man, identified as Jason Tuhafeni, did not leave behind a suicide note.

13 May 2020 | Crime

NAMPA







WINDHOEK

A 25-year-old man attacked two nurses at the Katutura State Hospital before committing suicide by hanging himself.

A police crime report issued on Monday said the incident occurred at around 00:30 last Friday, when the man assaulted the nurses and afterwards tied the drawstring from a hooded jacket around his neck and committed suicide by hanging himself from a door in ward number six.

The man has been identified as Jason Tuhafeni. He did not leave behind a suicide note.

His next of kin have been informed of his death and police investigations continue.

More arrests for alcohol

The Kavango West police charged eight people over the weekend for the illegal sale of alcohol, which is banned during stage two of the coronavirus state of emergency.

Kavango West police commander, Commissioner Josephat Abel, said some of those charged had alcohol in their possession, while others were caught buying and transporting alcohol for the purposes of selling it.

“The other problem we have is the illegal entry into the country at the Namibia-Angola border, as community members constantly try to exit or enter Nkurenkuru through the border.”

These community members, Abel said, pretend to go fishing using their canoes to get into Angola and “when they return, they come with alcohol that they try to smuggle into the country”.

He called on members of the community to adhere to regulations, adding that government wants what is best for them, and that is curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

Large funerals a concern

Another challenge faced by the police is that of public gatherings, as people continue to have large funerals in the region.

He said over the weekend there was a funeral at Mpungu village that saw more than 10 people gather at the event.

“We are advising members of the community to please desist from doing so,” he said.

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