Namibians to remember Toivo ya Toivo

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The memorial service of Namibian freedom fighter, Andimba Toivo ya Toivo will be held in Windhoek on Friday.

The 92-year-old struggle icon died earlier this month at his home in the capital city.

Thousands of Namibians are expected to fill the Independence Stadium where the event will take place.

Ya Toivo will be honored with a Heroes’ Funeral which includes a memorial service. His body will lie in state thereafter at the Parliament Gardens.

Thousands of Namibians and citizens from neighbouring African countries are expected to fill the Independence Stadium to pay respects to the man who
played an immense role in the liberation of Namibia.

Earlier this week at a memorial in Johannesburg, his fellow Robben Island inmate, former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke, praised ya Toivo as an inspiration to all Africans.

Foreign dignitaries are expected to be in attendance including those from Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo will represent the South African government.

On Friday, ya Toivo will be buried at Heroes’ Acre in the capital city.

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– By Noma Bolani