Veteran of the Namibian liberation struggle Simon Mzee Kaukungwa has been laid to rest at the Heroes Acre today. Kaukungwa was one of the founding members of Swapo and played a vital role in Namibia’s independence.
President of Namibia, Hifikepunye Pohamba said that Kaukungwa will take up a place amongst the heroes and heroines from different periods of Namibia’s history at the Heroes Acre.
“Those who rest here have performed outstanding deeds in the service of our country and its people. Namibia will forever remain grateful for their leadership and their bravery. We honour them for fearlessly resisting colonial occupation and apartheid oppression” he said.
Pohamba added that although the nation mourns the passing of Kaukungwa they should also celebrate the extraordinary legacy that he leaves behind.
Kaukungwa passed away on the 1st of September at the age of 95.