Eight men commit suicide over the weekend

Suicide dominated the number of incidences reported to the police over the weekend, as eight people ended their own lives between Wednesday last week and Sunday.

The police reported that the people who committed suicide were between the ages of 21 and 75 years old.

On Wednesday last week, a 22-year-old man from Omega 1 in Kavango region, left home around 13h00 and did not return home.

His body was discovered hanging from a tree about 5km from his home the following day.

He did not leave a suicide note.


In Swakopmund on Friday morning, a 75-year-old Austrian national with permanent residence status in Namibia committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest with a revolver.

His body was discovered by a family nurse at his residence with the revolver next to him.

The police have launched an investigation although the case has been ruled as suicide.

On the same day in Kamanjab, at farm Elaandslaagte, a 37-year-old Angolan national from Nanguediva Ombandja who was employed as a farm worker committed suicide by hanging.

The man was discovered by his colleagues when they returned from herding goats.

The police have ruled out foul play. His next of kin have not been informed.


In another incident, a person who was visiting a relative’s grave at the Golgota Cemetery in Katutura made a gruesome discovery on Friday morning he they found the body of Richard Tsowaseb, 53.

Although the police report does not reveal how Tsowaseb committed suicide, it said that the man did not leave a suicide note.

His next of kin have been informed.


Similarly, two unrelated suicides were reported in Otjomuise on Friday evening.

 28-year-old Gift Kahipuru was found hanging from the roof of his sleeping shack around 23h45 on Kibondo Street.

He was discovered by his neighbour who then alerted the police.

Another man, Philip Thomas, 21, was also found hanging by an electric cord on the roof of an outside room on Tokyo Street around 23h15.


The young man’s body was discovered by a neighbour.

He did not leave behind a suicide note. His next of kin have been informed.

In northern Namibia, the police reported that a man who was employed as a security guard at Otamanzi Security Company committed suicide by shooting himself with a service firearm.

28-year-old Jonas Nadipite Amunyela from Engela was found outside a corrugated zinc house where he was renting.

The incident took place on Sunday at Okangwena and was reported to the Ondangwa police.


A 22-year-old man was also found hanging from a tree at Mukwanambwa location in Ongwediva during the wee hours of Sunday.

The man identified as Jan Haimbondi allegedly killed himself after a misunderstanding with his girlfriend.

His next of kin have been informed while police investigations continue.