Man drowns in Kavango River while fishing

MUKWE: A 29-year-old man from the Mukwe village some 190km east of Rundu drowned while fishing in the Kavango River last Sunday.

NamPol’s Kavango Regional Crime Investigations’ Co-ordinator, Deputy Commissioner Willie Bampton told Nampa on Thursday that the deceased went to the river with his cousin on Sunday night to fish with a net.

Whilst they were fishing, the deceased suddenly dropped into the river and disappeared, prompting the other man to run home and report the incident to other relatives.

The body of the deceased, identified as Thimoteus Dimbare, was recovered on the same day after a search by relatives and community members.

He was a resident of the Mukwe village.

Meanwhile, the body of an elderly man from the Shadikongoro village who was allegedly killed by a hippopotamus last Saturday, has been recovered.

This village is situated some 180km east of Rundu in the Mukwe Constituency.

Deputy Commissioner Bampton said the body was recovered by the Police’s Water Wing Unit on Wednesday while it was stuck between rocks in the river, some few kilometres away from where he was originally attacked.

The body was recovered while in a totally decomposed stage.

The deceased, 68-year-old Lukas Kakwenga, was apparently crossing the Kavango River on a canoe to collect reeds he had harvested on an island when his canoe was allegedly turned upside down by the hippo.

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