General Safety

Worker dies after falling from NamWater building

A MAN died instantly when he fell from the 5th floor of the NamWater building in Windhoek, 19 March 2018.

Police spokesperson Edwin Kanguatjivi confirmed the death of 47-year-old Timoteus Nakapala Shivute, who fell while he was waterproofing the roof.

The Namibian understands that the man was employed by an independent company hired by the water utility for maintenance work. Kanguatjivi added that Shivute was not wearing any protective gear at the time he fell.

NamWater’s spokesperson Johannes Shigwedha said in a press statement yesterday that the company regrets the incident, and wishes to extend its condolences to the family of the deceased.

Meanwhile, two police officers were burnt beyond recognition in a road accident on Friday afternoon on the Nkurenkuru-Rundu main road.

Police spokesperson Kauna Shikwambi said warrant officer Sacky Shikongo from the Okanyandi police border post and warrant officer Loise Hamunyela of the Okakwa police base were travelling in a police vehicle from the Ohangwena region when they collided sideways with a Toyota Tazz vehicle. They were the only occupants of the vehicle.

It is alleged that the police vehicle was in the process of overtaking the Tazz when the Tazz made a right turn, and the two vehicles then collided. The police vehicle burst into flames.

The two police officers were travelling from the Bwabwata National Park. The driver of the Tazz, who was alone, sustained injuries and was taken to the Rundu State Hospital.

The next of kin of the police officers have been informed, and investigations continue.

Two tourists were robbed of their vehicle at Lovers Hill in Klein Windhoek on Sunday.

Shikwambi confirmed the robbery and said the vehicle was later found in Katutura.


Source: The Namibian