Nampol sends detectives to Botswana

16 November 2020 | International

TUYEIMO HAIDULA

OSHAKATI



The Namibian police have sent three detectives to Botswana for a joint investigation into the killing of three Namibian citizens by the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) along the Chobe River, near Kasane.

The three Namibian brothers were killed alongside their Zambian cousin, Namibian police Inspector-General Sebastian Ndeitunga said.

He said the bodies could not be repatriated to Namibia before post-mortem examinations were conducted according to the laws of Botswana. The police chief said the Namibian government assigned a doctor from Katima Mulilo to observe the autopsies but this was delayed as the doctor needed a visa.

“On Wednesday [last week], the first team made up of two police officers and two family members left Namibia for Botswana. Speaking to my counterpart today (Thursday), I was informed that they have arrived safely and they were received warmly,” he said.

The bodies arrived in Namibia on Saturday.





Investigation

Ndeitunga said the joint investigation would start tomorrow. “We are going to identify seasoned detectives. They will be departing on 16 November from Namibia. The government is doing all that is possible and we have to trust the process that has been embarked on by both governments. Secondly, we should thank the government of Botswana for their commitment and dedication to cooperate with us without any reservation,” he said. Ndeitunga also used the platform to tell Namibians to respect the laws of other countries. “We have to respect the law to avoid inconveniences. Government is engaging the Botswana government. We ask our citizens not to cross into other countries without using entry points,” he stressed.

The three Namibians were shot on 5 November under Botswana's shoot-to-kill policy because they were assumed to be part of a poaching syndicate. Their family said they were fishermen and were unarmed.

President Hage Geingob last week met with the deceased men's family. “The shooting incident by the Botswana Defence Force, in which four Namibians from the same family lost their lives, is deeply regrettable. “Prior to my meeting today with the bereaved family of the deceased, I had a telephone conversation with President Mokgweetsi Masisi to discuss the incident. I assured the bereaved family that this unfortunate incident is receiving the utmost attention it deserves from the relevant authorities in our two countries. A joint investigation will be carried out,” Geingob said. The president said he had also summoned Botswana high commissioner Batlang Comma Serema to express the Namibian government's concern over the shootings.

[email protected]

Similar News

 

Frustration in Japan as PM pushes Olympics despite virus

2 days ago - 14 May 2021 | International

TOKYOASSOCIATED PRESSA full-page newspaper advertisement says Japanese will be "killed by politics" because the government is forcing them to endure the pandemic without vaccines. More...

Iran’s former hardline president Ahmadinejad to run again

2 days ago - 14 May 2021 | International

MIDDLE EASTREUTERSIran’s hardline former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday registered to run again in an election in June which is being seen as a test...

Namibia-Angola border should be opened - Nandi-Ndaitwah

1 week ago - 06 May 2021 | International

NAMPAWINDHOEKThe continued closure of the Namibia-Angola border due to measures put in place to combat Covid-19 obstructs the legal free movement of people and goods...

Russia rejects Ukraine's push to revise 2015 peace deal

2 weeks ago - 29 April 2021 | International

Associated Press MOSCOWRussia's foreign minister sternly warned Ukrainian officials yesterday that Moscow would not accept their push to revise a peace deal...

Indian hospitals swamped by Covid-19

2 weeks ago - 27 April 2021 | International

REUTERSINDIAIndia's new coronavirus infections hit a record peak for a fifth day on Monday, as countries including Britain, Germany and the United States pledged to...

Chad's new military rulers name PM

2 weeks ago - 27 April 2021 | International

REUTERSCHADChad's new military rulers named Albert Pahimi Padacke as prime minister of a transitional government on Monday a week after President Idriss Deby's battlefield death-...

Billion Covid-19 vaccine doses administered globally: AFP tally

2 weeks ago - 27 April 2021 | International

AFPPARIS More than one billion doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered worldwide, less than five months after the first mass inoculation programmes began to...

New guide to help countries enter Africa's new single...

3 weeks ago - 22 April 2021 | International

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKA new guide has been launched to boost intra-African agriculture under the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.The guide was launched by...

George Floyd: Chauvin conviction a giant step forward, says...

3 weeks ago - 22 April 2021 | International

BBCLONDONUS President Joe Biden has said the conviction of a former police officer in the killing of George Floyd "can be a giant step forward...

Erdogan sacks minister in row over family contracts

3 weeks ago - 22 April 2021 | International

AFPIstanbulTurkish President Recept Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday sacked his trade minister after she was accused of awarding lucrative contracts to companies headed by her husband.The...

Latest News

Millions invested in Safari Hotels

2 days ago - 14 May 2021 | Business

Jo-Maré Duddy – Following failed plans to merge with United Africa Group (UAG), Safari Hotels and Conference Centre announced that it has been acquired by...

Deep Yellow appoints ex-Rössing boss

2 days ago - 14 May 2021 | Business

Jo-Maré Duddy – Deep Yellow, owner of Reptile Uranium Namibia, has appointed Chris Salisbury, a former managing director of Rössing, as its chairperson.The Australia-based company...

A new energy to August...

2 days ago - 14 May 2021 | People

Monique AdamsBorn and raised in Katutura, Hangula attended Mandume Junior Primary School, then Namutoni Senior primary school and A. Shipena Secondary School.She recalls not being...

HR is the backbone of...

2 days ago - 14 May 2021 | Others

Frans ShilongoOrganisations cannot function properly without HR. HR is the custodian of the organisation’s policy and staff rules which maintain orderly conduct. It is the...

Certified ghetto lovers

2 days ago - 14 May 2021 | Art and Entertainment

MICHAEL KAYUNDE WINDHOEK With the release of their joint album ‘Ghetto Love’...

Catastrophe could have been prevented

2 days ago - 14 May 2021 | Economics

Robin Millard - The catastrophic scale of the Covid-19 pandemic could have been prevented, an independent global panel concluded Wednesday, but a "toxic cocktail" of...

EDITORIAL

2 days ago - 14 May 2021 | Opinion

The lethargic and lackadaisical manner in which the Namibian government is dealing with the abuse meted out against Namibians in the Zambezi Region by the...

Chrissla Essentials - a local...

2 days ago - 14 May 2021 | Others

Hinauarue Rijatua MiLash Cosmetics - that would eventually blossom into what is now known as Chrissla Essentials Cosmetics CC - made its debut in...

An undying passion for numbers

2 days ago - 14 May 2021 | People

Michelline NawatisesPolicia Stefanie Mostert (nee Groenewaldt) was born and raised in Rehoboth. She attended Origo Primary School and Dr Lemmer High School. She attained a...

Load More