Woman from Maltahöhe drowns in Swakopmund

SWAKOPMUND: A 20-year-old woman from Maltahöhe in the Hardap Region drowned in Swakopmund on Sunday.

The incident occurred at the waterfront in the Vineta residential area at around 17h10.

Detective Chief Inspector Erastus Iikuyu of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Walvis Bay in the Erongo Region confirmed today that Martha Boois was swimming with her boyfriend at the time of the incident.

He said the two fell into a hole while swimming.

While her boyfriend was rescued by lifeguards, Boois could not be saved.

Iikuyu said Boois’ body was retrieved immediately, and her next of kin have been informed.

WINDHOEK; Legendary Ivory Coast and Chelsea Football Club striker Didier Drogba arrived in Namibia for a one-day tour today.

Drogba, who signed a multi-million dollar two-year advertising campaign contract with Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL), is in the country to promote the company’s Windhoek Lager brand, for which he has been featuring on billboards and in television commercials for some time now.

The campaign celebrates the story of a beer from Africa which has grown to be celebrated and loved worldwide, drawing comparisons to the football player, who has followed a similar journey.

The Ivorian professional footballer plays for Chelsea in the English Premier League as a striker, and has scored more goals for Chelsea than any other foreign player.

He is currently the club’s fourth-highest goal-scorer of all time on 160 goals.

The NBL campaign, which amounts to N.dollars 20 million, will see him getting a fee of US.dollars 600 000 (about N.dollars 6,7 million) per year for two years.

The campaign was signed in 2013, and will run through 2014.

Speaking to the media upon his arrival in Windhoek, Drogba said he was happy to be in Namibia because the country has one of the greatest athletes in the world – Frank Fredericks, whom he admired while growing up.