82-Year-Old Livestock Farmer Hangs Himself

AN 82-year-old livestock farmer from the Grootfontein district allegedly hanged himself at his farm on Sunday morning.

The Namibian Police Force’s Otjozondjupa regional spokesperson, Sergeant Maureen Mbeha, told Nampa yesterday that the deceased has been identified as Cornelius Christian Pistorius.

Pistorius was the owner of Farm Nuitsas Noord, situated some 70 kilometres east of Grootfontein in the Otjozondjupa Region.

Mbeha said Pistorius was found hanging inside the garage of his farmhouse by his grandson at 07h30.

“He did not leave behind any suicide note, and an inquest docket has been opened at the Maroelaboom police station,” she stated.

Police investigations into the matter are continuing.

Source : The Namibian