Geingobapologises over slain Zimbabwean taxi driver

President HageGeingob has apologised publicly to the family of a Zimbabwean national, Fambauone 'Talent' Black, who was shot dead in June by Namibian Defense Force (NDF) member, GersonNakale.

Black, who was a taxi driver, was shot dead while trying to avoid a mini roadblock in Green Well Matongo that had been set up by Operation Kalahari Desert.

The Head of State made the apology on Thursday during a State visit by the Zimbabwean President EmmersonMnangagwa during official talks in the capital.

We have apologised already through our foreign missions, but I thought I should apologise publicly to his family, for the family to know we send our condolences publicly and we are sorry for that, Geingob said.

The Head of State noted that Nakale did not shoot at Black because he was a Zimbabwean citizen, adding, rather that it was an accident.

Geingob acknowledged that Nakale is being held in custody and the courts would handle matter.

Nampa reported in June that Nakale appeared in the Katutura Magistrate's court and was denied bail.

Black's remains were repatriated to his home country, Zimbabwe on 20 June 2019.

Source: Namibia Press Agency