President Mbumba comforts Hanse and Himarwa families


The death of Katrina Hanse-Himarwa has robbed Namibia of a patriot who fought courageously for the birth of an independent nation in which the Namibian child could gain access to education and pursue their dreams.

It is with these sentiments that President Nangolo Mbumba comforted the Hanse and Himarwa families at the residence in Katutura.

President Mbumba visited the Hanse-Himarwa family home, where he signed the book of condolence for a comrade whose rise in politics he has witnessed both pre- and post-independence.

Hanse-Himarwa was a problem solver - Swapo Party


The Swapo Party Secretary General, Sophia Shaningwa, has described the late Katrina Hanse-Himarwa as a dedicated freedom fighter and servant of the people. 

The party conveyed its message of condolences to the family.

Shaningwa, in a statement, says Hanse-Himarwa joined the Swapo Party during a perilous era under the mentorship of the late Kaptein Hendrik Witbooi. 

In those difficult times, associating with liberation efforts under the Swapo banner was seen as a death sentence by the apartheid regime. 

Prof. Katjavivi saddened by the passing of former MP Hanse-Himarwa


The Speaker of the National Assembly, Prof. Peter Katjavivi, has expressed deep sadness over the passing of former Member of the National Assembly and former Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa.

Katjavivi said Hanse-Himarwa served the people of Namibia with dedication and distinction throughout her tenure as a legislator and a minister. Her contributions to education and regional governance were invaluable, leaving a lasting impact on the communities she served.

Former Education Minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa dies


The former Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, died early this morning at the age of 57, after a battle with cancer.

Family and close friends gathered at the Hanse-Himarwa residence in the capital to grieve the death of the renowned politician.

Those who gathered described her as a formidable politician and a passionate educator.

Hanse-Himarwa's prominence in the political sphere started after she concluded her term as a Swapo party councillor overseeing the Mariental Rural constituency in the Hardap Region.

Hanse-Himarwa dies following battle with cancer


Former Education Minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa has died.

Hanse-Himarwa (57) died early this morning at a local hospital, where she was battling stomach cancer.

According to sources, the former minister was in the high care unit in a coma but recovered and was moved to a normal ward, where she succumbed this morning.

An educator by profession, Hanse-Himarwa served as Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture from 2015 to 2019; before that, she served as Governor of the Hardap Region from 2004 to 2015.

nbc mourns !Ah Radio FM producer Willie Naka


The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (nbc) is mourning the death of the !Ah Radio FM producer, Willie Naka (40), on Wednesday.

Naka, also known as Kutima, joined the nbc in Tsumkwe on a fixed-term contract as a producer in December 2003.

He was permanently appointed as a producer in August 2009, a position he held until his death on Wednesday. 

He is lauded as one of the founding producers of !Ah Radio.

Leading Naka's tributes was a heartbroken !Ah Radio acting manager, Katrina Soroas, who praised him for his mentorship, amongst other traits. 

Minor dies and five are hospitalised after suspected food poisoning


Rundu Intermediate Hospital's Medical Superintendent, Dr. Jean Kalala Kabangu, says serious intervention is needed regarding the suspected food poisoning cases coming from the Nyangana District. 

In the latest case, one minor died while five others were admitted to the hospital for suspected food poisoning.

Dr. Kabangu says the patients ate cassava root prepared by the grandmother, who is also admitted. 

Those in the hospital are 60- and 22-year-old women and three boys aged ten, seven, and four. 

Patient dies while waiting for medical help at Katutura Clinic


A man died while waiting for medical assistance at the Katutura Health Centre in Windhoek on Monday night. 

The family and sympathisers present at the clinic have expressed disappointment and concern over the handling of the situation.

Reports have it that an alleged lack of assistance and overcrowding at the clinic have left many patients feeling neglected and underserved of late.

Today marks three months since the death of President Geingob


Today marks three months since President Hage Geingob died.

The late Geingob was the third president of Namibia and the first to die in office.

He died on the 4th of February after battling cancer, ending his second term of office before time.

In the weeks leading up to his death, the negotiator aggressively championed and promoted green hydrogen, a dream that came true at Walvis Bay this week.

The occasion was, however, celebrated sadly without him, but his name is embedded in the hearts of those who valued his work.