Ex-combatant of SWATF in dire need of financial assistance

OKANKETE: An ex-combatant of the South West Africa Territorial Force (SWATF), Onesmus Moses is in dire need of financial assistance to pay for surgery that could potentially restore his eyesight.

Moses sustained injuries to his eyes and left arm in a battle between SWATF members and fighters of the People’s Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) on 31 September 1987 in the Indungu area inside Angola after a rocket from an RPG 7 exploded in a military vehicle that he was driving.

He served in the SWATF from 1980 until he was disarmed on 31 March 1990.

Speaking to Nampa at Okankete village near Ondangwa in the Oshana Region yesterday, Moses said eye specialists have informed him that the surgery that is to be done on his eyes will cost at least N.dollars 50 000.

The 53-year-old ex-fighter said he needs the operation urgently, because his right eye is seriously injured, painful and now sightless.

Moses said the Oshakati State Hospital completely stopped giving him any sort of medical treatment in 2012, and advised him to go to private hospitals.