Tjatindi’s burial set for Sunday

The burial for Ovambanderu Traditional Authority (OTA) priest Kanapeta Tjatindi is scheduled for Sunday at Omukuruvaro in the Okorukambe Constituency of the Omaheke Region.

OTA spokesperson Uazenga Ngahahe told Nampa on Thursday that Tjatindi is one of the community’s heroes and has chosen Omukuruvaro as his burial place while he was alive.

“Omukuruvaro is where Chief Kahimemua Nguvauva was arrested by the German colonial forces in 1896,” Ngahahe said.

Ngahahe added that the memorial proceedings will start on Friday with the transportation of Tjatindi’s remains from Gobabis to Epukiro Constituency and will be taken to the Omimbonde-vitano, the headquarters for OTA in Omaueuonjanda before proceeding to his home village, Kalkpan.

Ngahahe further said that all activities including speeches are set for Saturday as Sunday is only for burial.

Tjatindi died on 18 September 2020 aged 87 years and left behind his wife and eight children.

Omukuruvaro is about 58 kilometres west of Omaueuonjanda.

Source: Namibia Press Agency