Kill your partner and be buried alive, says Uganda’s ex President
The troubling increase of passion killings in Namibia which has become a tragic trend in the Southern African nation over the last three years has forced former president and opposition leader of the Independence party Sam Nujuoma to declare a riot act against offenders.
Addressing newsmen on Thursday, the ex President said; “We have fought those who colonised our country, and we will continue to fight those who are killing our girls.
“From today onwards, anyone found guilty of committing such evil deeds will have to be buried alive.”
The Namibian police described passion killings as murder cases between intimate partners such as husband and wife, boyfriend and girlfriend, and exes.
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Dozens of women, and in some cases men, have been killed at the hands of their lovers across the country – in 2015 there were 48 murders of this type, and 36 the previous year.
The suspects range in age from 19 to 64, the victims from 18 to 65 but the majority of cases involve very young adults.
In his evaluation of the trend, one Namibian clinical psychologist attributed the spate of killings to a general breakdown of the family unit, to the lack of parental guidance for self-obsessed young adults who can no longer tell right from wrong as well as “low self-esteem among men, material dependence, poor coping mechanisms and failure to handle rejection”.
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