Man allegedly hangs himself at Okahandja after argument

OTJIWARONGO: A 52-year-old man allegedly hanged himself inside his shack at the Five Rand informal settlement at Okahandja on Tuesday after quarrelling with his girlfriend.

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa Regional Public Relations’ Officer, Sergeant Maureen Mbeha said the deceased has been identified as Bartholomeus Kamarapi.

His next of kin have been informed.

Kamarapi was a casual construction worker at the new Okahandja shopping complex.

According to the police spokesperson, his girlfriend also lived at the shack.

“Our preliminary investigations indicate that the two quarrelled on Monday. The woman even left the shack and slept at her relatives’ house in Okahandja on that same night,” explained Mbeha.

Kamarapi was found hanging from the roof of his shack shortly before 08h00 on Tuesday morning. He was home alone at the time of the incident, and did not leave a suicide note behind.

Police investigations continue.