Abused and homeless: former army major on the street

FOR almost two years, Andreas Nefundo (71), a retired major of the Namibia Defense Force has been waking up on the streets of Ongwediva every morning. The elderly man who survives on instant porridge, bread and vita juice has been homeless since 2017. He had been sleeping outside a church house, where he is now housed in a tiny room. Nefundo, who is a battle-tested cadre left the country in 1974 to take part in the liberation struggle. He said he found himself in the street after his wife Sara Nefundo nee Kanelombe, a retired soldier applied for a protection order against her husband, following years of longstanding antagonism and claims of witchcraft between the couple.