Man commits suicide in Five Rand informal settlement

OKAHANDJA: A 39-year-old man allegedly committed suicide in his shack situated in the new extension of the Five Rand informal settlement here on Tuesday at about 20h00.

He has been identified as Jonas Pendukeni.

His next of kin have been informed.

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa Regional Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Maureen Mbeha Police said it is alleged that the deceased hanged himself with a rope in his shack.

She cited preliminary investigations which said the deceased’s father recently passed away in the North due to ill-health, and the deceased could not accept his father’s death.

Mbeha said the two were apparently very close friends, and the deceased never had a child, was not married and did not have a permanent job but was doing contract work here and there.