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02 February 2015 | Short News

Boy’s body not yet recovered The body of a 10-year-old boy suspected to have been killed by a crocodile at Nkurenkuru last week has not yet been recovered. The boy disappeared while swimming in the Okavango River with his friends last Wednesday. It was initially suspected that he had drowned, but it was later assumed that had been attacked by a crocodile that was seen in the area immediately after the attack. According to a statement issued by the police yesterday, members of their Water Wing are working with officials of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to try and retrieve the body. They have been searching since Wednesday afternoon, but had not recovered anything by yesterday morning. Police said the search would continue. The boy, a Grade Three learner at the Nkurenkuru Combined School, has been identified as Sebastian Muhepa from Nkurenkuru. Swakop land invasion on Valentine’s Day Swakopmund residents who have settled illegally on a portion of municipal land in the eastern part of the town are demanding the right to be settled there permanently. They have threatened to go ahead and erect shacks on the land by February 14 if the municipality refuses to grant them permission to settle on the unserviced land. Group leader Gotthardt Kandume, who is also president of the Christian Democratic Voice (CDV) party, told Nampa that he had written a letter to the municipality, asking that they be given the right to occupy the plots. He said the town council was informed that they must respond to the letter February by 12 to dissuade the group dents from putting up shacks at the site on February 14. The unserviced land, which is currently occupied by about 600 residents, is located between the Hanganeni and DRC informal settlements in the eastern part of Swakopmund. Reports by Nampa

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