Rundu — Kavango River crocodiles claimed another life, this time killing a woman who was taking a bath in the river around midday on Monday.
The woman has been identified as 25-year-old Magdalena Kavindami from Kakuro, a village in the Kavango West Region. Her body was only recovered yesterday morning. Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Willie Bampton confirmed the incident and urged the community to take precautions when bathing in the river. "Now that the rainy season is here, villagers normally cross the river into Angola to go and cultivate their fields. When they are done with the field work for the day, they would take a bath in the river and cross back into Namibia," explained the deputy commissioner.
In a separate incident, a 54-year-old woman died after committing suicide on Sunday morning. Faira Sikupuro from Rundu's Sauyemwa location hanged herself in her bedroom with a piece of cloth and did not leave any suicide note.