New Era

Man collapses during basketball match

- Nuusita Ashipala –

A 39-year-old man collapsed and died instantly on Wednesday afternoon at Outapi.

The deceased was allegedly playing basketball with his friends when he collapsed.

Crime investigat­ions coordinato­r in Omusati region, Deputy Commission­er Moses Simaho said an inquest has been opened, while investigat­ions into the matter continue.

Simaho said the victim’s body has been transferre­d to the Okahao police mortuary for a post-mortem.

Meanwhile, in Oshana, a 26-yearold man was assaulted and robbed off his vehicle on Wednesday near the Ondangwa open market.

According to the police spokespers­on for the region, Inspector Thomas Aiyambo, the complainan­t first had an encounter with the six boys when he stopped to ask them what they were doing on the road.

According to Aiyambo, three of the boys were standing in the road while the other three were standing along the road.

“The driver then brought the car to a halt and asked the boys why they were standing in the road. One of the boys allegedly removed a USB from his car,” said Aiyambo.

The driver allegedly got off the road to demand for his USB and the boys in return assaulted him.

“The boys started kicking, beating and punching him and in the process stabbed him with a knife in the back,” said Aiyambo. They allegedly continued to search him and stole an amount of N$450. When the man regained consciousn­ess, the car was stolen.

The car is a blue Toyota corolla with registrati­on N 19065 ND.

No arrest has been made and nothing has been recovered yet.

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