WINDHOEK, 18 December 2020 – A bodyguard of Namibia’s Independence President Sam Nujoma committed suicide in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Namibia’s Police Deputy Commissioner and Police Spokesperson Kauna Shikwambi confirmed the alleged suicide Thursday, according to The Namibian.
Kauna Shikwambi also confirmed that the bodyguard, identified as Inspector Oscar Sisande, 54, was attached to the office of the founding president of Namibia Sam Nujoma.
There are no reports of the bodyguard attempting to harm himself previously..
He allegedly shot himself in the head at around 3.30am at his rented residence at Soweto in Windhoek, capital of Namibia.
Shikwambi said the motive of the suicide is unknown.
No suicide note was left behind, according to police sources cited by The Namibian.
Newspaper reports say the officer was on duty at the office of the founding president but did not die on duty.
Inspector Sisande worked not only for Nujoma but at State House on several stints during the tenure of former Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba.