Two lives lost over weekend

By Confidente Reporter

FOR reasons that remain as yet unclear, a 61-year-old Danish national with Namibian permanent residence reportedly shot and killed himself at his home in the Kramersdorf suburb of Swakopmund on Sunday.

According to the police, it is alleged that at about 08h30 on Sunday Kristian Justinussen committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a revolver in his bedroom while he was alone at his place of residence at House 115 along Anton Lubowski Street.

His lifeless body was later discovered by his daughter who lives at the flat behind the main house. The victim had been employed as captain of a fishing vessel by Merlus Fishing Company in Walvis Bay. No foul play is suspected and no suicide note was left.

The police said Justinussen’s next of kin were informed and his body taken to Walvis Bay Police mortuary for postmortem examination to determine the exact cause of death.

In a second fatal incident over the weekend, 36-year-old South African national Peter Ivan Fredericks reportedly drowned while swimming with friends near the Mole at Swakopmund beach.

The police here had it that at about 15h30 on Saturday, Fredericks was swimming with friends in the sea at Swakopmund beach (at the old swimming pool area) when the waves took him in deeper and he was unable to swim out. His friends managed to retrieve him but he was already unconscious by that time. He was then rushed to Swakopmund State hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.

Fredericks was employed by a South African firm and was booked in at the municipal bungalows in Swakopmund at the time of the incident.