Govt leaders continue with process of identifying Namibian heroes that need to be re-buried at national shrine

WINDHOEK: Government leaders will continue with the massive process of identifying Namibian heroes that need to be re-buried at the national shrine, the Heroes’ Acre.

Hundreds of Namibian heroes and heroines were buried in unmarked graves in Namibia and in neighboring countries where they fought and died during the liberation struggle.

In an interview with Nampa yesterday on the eve of the commemoration of Heroes’ Day and the internment of the remains of three heroes of the liberation struggle, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakana said the process of re-burying of the remains of heroes takes a lot of time as it involves a massive search, identification and confirmation.

He said in Namibia, there are also heroes who are laid to rest at places that are not fitting tributes to their contributions and sacrifice, he said.

The PS said the process of reburial of those leaders who were at the forefront of the battles will continue.

The process is a healing, consoling and unifying process, he emphasized.

Family, friends, politicians and fellow liberation fighters are gathering at Heroes’ Acre just outside Windhoek today to pay their last respects to liberation heroes and celebrate the contributions they made to the independence of Namibia.