The Ovaherero community in the Omaheke region are mourning the passing of respected Great General Field Marshal Festus ‘Majoor’ Kamburona of the cultural red flag army who died last week. Kamburona died in a Windhoek hospital. He was 91.
He served as the secretary to three paramount chiefs, including Hosea Kutako, Clemence Kapuuo and Kuaima Riruako. He will be laid to rest at Omawejozonjanda in the Epukiro constituency on Sunday.
Leader of the official opposition, the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) McHenry Venaani this week described the late Kamburona as a selfless leader who sacrificed his time in managing the affairs of the red flag in a meticulous and transparent manner.
“His stoic contribution towards fundraising for the building of the commando in Windhoek cannot go unnoticed. He was a colossal secretary who had all the happenings of events at the ink of his pen always recording events,” Venaani said.
“We mourn a bridge builder and peacemaker and remain proud to have had the privilege of being led by a selfless character of note over 60 years.”