Workplace shooting in city centre
An employee of the Global Fund opened fire on two female colleagues in Windhoek yesterday.
29 January 2019 | Crime
According to the deputy executive director of the health ministry, Petronella Masabane, both women were employed at the Global Fund, under the ministry of health.
“The man was also in the ministry's employ, in the same office. However, his contract came to an end and he was moved down to the second floor. All three of them were colleagues and worked together,” she said.
According to a security guard working on the floor where the shooting took place, the man entered and shortly after the first two shots rang out.
“I heard two shots and looked inside the office, seeing Sarah on the floor. Then two more shots rang out. Some people hid in their offices and others ran away,” he said.
Commissioner Silvanus Nghishidimbwa, the regional police commander, said the suspect handed himself over at the Wanaheda police station and was arrested.
Masabane said Mwilima supervised millions of dollars for the special programme unit of the fund, focusing on areas such as malaria and HIV/Aids.
“She was a brilliant employee and made very few mistakes,” Masabane added.