John Muyamba Rundu-The burial of the late Swapo politician Rosa Kavara will be held on Saturday at Mupini village in Kavango West Region some 10 km west of Rundu. The remains of Kavara, who died in a Windhoek hospital from a stroke, arrived in Rundu on Wednesday afternoon with Air Namibia. “The memorial service will be held on Friday here in Rundu at 14h00 at the Trade Fair hall of the Kavango Convention Centre. “On Saturday morning at 06h00 they will move the body from the Avbob mortuary to her home in Tutungeni for body viewing and from there, we will then proceed to the Nkarapamwe ELCIN Church and thereafter to the ELCIN graveyard at Mupini,” Isolde Someno confirmed on behalf of the deceased’s family. Kavara died on 2 January after she suffered a stroke and collapsed in a bank in Rundu on 30 December 2017. She was rushed to the Rundu Medical Centre and was later airlifted to Windhoek where she died at the age of 59. She was elected, on a Swapo ticket, as the constituency councillor for Ncuncuni constituency during the 2015 elections. She was successfully nominated to represent the Kavango West Region in the fifth National Council where she served as Member of Parliament from 2015 to 2020. Prior to her appointment to the NC in 2015, she served as a member of the Fourth National Council for Kavango West Region from 2010 to 2015. From 2011 to 2015, she served on the Standing Committee on Regional Development and Reports and on the National Council Women Caucus as well as a member of Swapo Party Women’s Council Central Committee. Kavara also served on the Standing Committee on Rules and Orders, Standing Committee on Women Caucus and, at the time of her passing, she was the Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Audit, a term that lasted until 2020. She was born on 22 February 1958 in Nakazaza village in the Kavango region and is survived by children and grandchildren.
2018-01-12 09:45:21 8 months ago