More articles in this category
Top Stories

 Incensed previously disadvantaged farmers have said they are angry with the finance minister, Calle Schlettwein, for showing false support i...

Illegal squatters currently set up in the Khorixas' Donkerhoek informal settlment are allegedly selling off plots illegally to job seekers loo...

Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta has with immediate effect set aside the granting of an environment clearance certificate to Namibia Marine Ph...

Namibian Police chief, Sebastian Ndeitunga has said that the crime in Oshikoto region is manageable after it recorded 3 809 criminal case bet...

The Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) is to reinstate 15 % Value Added Tax (VAT) on all cattle transactions at the Windhoek abattoir until an i...

The tale tell signs are beginning to take a grip and it seems the honeymoon is after all over for the Namibian dollar as the Rand lost its gains t...

Other Articles from The Villager

When death beckons

by Jeremiah Ndjoze


martin Links, 48, of Mariental had spent hours flagging down lifts in Rehoboth before a truck carrying cattle picked him up on Friday night last week.

But about 900m down the road, the truck was involved in an accident with another truck carrying fish fillets from South Africa and Links died on the spot while both drivers sustained injuries.

The driver of the cattle truck, Romano Cloete is admitted at the St.Mary’s Hospital where he is still under medical observation.

According to the police he was so badly swollen and was only able to peep through one of his eyes, and could therefore not give an account of the accident.

It is suspected that the strong rains that day may have contributed to the vehicles swerving off their lanes.

“The cause of the accident was that none of these trucks drove in their respective lanes, and were coming from different directions.

“The road was also very wet since it had rained very hard just a few hours before the accident. This could have caused the vehicles to skid out of lanes,” says Adjutant Petrus Husselman of Rehoboth Police Station.

According to Adjutant Goaguseb, an investigation is yet to be launched to determine the cause of the accident.

He further mentioned that a case of culpable homocide will be opened against any driver found to be on the wrong.