Dumeni burial scheduled for Wednesday

The late freedom fighter and veteran of the liberation struggle, Paulus Hilandulwa Dumeni, will be laid to rest at Oshidimo cemetery in the Oshikango Constituency on Wednesday.

This was announced by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology in a media statement, which also said a memorial service would be held at Dumeni’s residence at Omafo in the Ohangwena Region on Tuesday.

Dumeni died at the age of 77 on 08 May 2023, and was accorded an official funeral by the government of Namibia.

According to the statement, Dumeni was born at Oihambo village in the Ohangwena Region on 14 May 1946.

He joined the struggle for Namibia’s independence in 1959 as a mobiliser and an expert in information supply and logistics.

“During the long years of the liberation struggle, the late Dumeni remained steadfast in his commitment to the cause, providing accommodation, ammo storage and food supply to the People’s Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) fighters,” the statement read.

It also said Dumeni constantly inspired and encouraged young people to join the fight against the apartheid regime.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency