Veteran John Amakali buried


John Amakali, a veteran of the liberation struggle affectionately known as Nakaundule, was laid to rest at the Eenhana Memorial Shrine.

President Nangolo Mbumba granted him an official funeral and praised him as a fearless freedom fighter who made invaluable contributions to the country's liberation before and after independence.

Amakali, aged 73, passed away on March 6th.

Late veteran broadcaster Johanna Muatara buried at Pioneerspark


The late veteran broadcaster Johanna Muatara was buried at the Pioneerspark.

Muatara's journalism career spanned from the time of SWABC, where she worked, soon after completing secondary school.

She worked there until leaving the country in 1980 to go into exile, joining the Swapo team in Zambia on the radio programme, Voice of Namibia. 

She also worked for the national broadcasters of Zambia and Zimbabwe. 

In 1989, she returned to Namibia as a journalist and was among the first delegation to Namibia for the national election campaign.