Brigadier-General Amupolo to be laid to rest on Saturday
WINDHOEK, 11 AUG (NAMPA) – Late Namibian Defence Force (NDF) retired Brigadier-General Kayambu Amupolo will be buried at Elim cemetry in the Omusati Region on Saturday.
Amupolo died in an accident on the Leonardville-Dordabis road in the Omaheke Region last week after the car he was travelling in collided head-on with another vehicle.
Two minors and four adults, including Amupolo, perished in the accident.
Eight other passengers and the two drivers sustained serious injuries.
Amupolo was 63 years old at the time of his death.
President Hage Geingob has accorded Amupolo an official funeral, organised and funded by the state.
Amupolo served in the NDF as an army commander for the Grootfontein Military Base before retiring in 2014.
While on retirement, he assisted the Ministry of Veterans’ Affairs in tracing war veterans across the country.
Amupolo dedicated the bigger part of his life to the liberation struggle, and joined the People’s Liberation Army of Namibia in 1974.
He has been described as a fearless soldier, who fought in many of the defining battles against apartheid colonial South African military forces.
Amupolo is survived by his wife, Commissioner Jutty Amupolo, 12 children, his mother, two brothers and four sisters.