Nambundunga remembered as a rare military gem

Nambundunga remembered as a rare military gem

Thousands of mourners gathered at the late Peter Nambundunga’s homestead at Oshihole in Omusati Region to pay tribute to the late Major-General.
Former Major-General Martin Shali describes the late Nambungunga as a skilled military man who dedicated his life to serving the people of Namibia. Swapo’s secretary-general Sophia Shaningwa who delivered a tribute on behalf of the party dubbed Nambundunga a rare military gem.
Nambundunga was a teacher, freedom fighter and regional advisor. He joined the liberation struggle in 1975, while many went to school in exile, the late joined Swapo’s military wing PLAN. He joined the eastern front in mid-1977 and was appointed as the Regional Political Commissar.
Founding President Sam Nujoma said his passing is felt by all adding that the late Nambungula boosted the moral of his military counterparts while in exile.
“Indeed, he was one of the outstanding military strategists and a member of the PLAN military council, which I had the privilege to chair as the commander-in-chief of PLAN” said Nujoma.
President Hage Geingob stressed on the importance of honouring national heroes, “we will always value our heroes for the sacrifice they did” he said.
Nambungula played an integral role as a member of the SADC Allied Forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from 1999 to 2000 holding the position of SADC Task Force deputy commander. President Geingob describes the late as a decorated soldier, who was always ready to take up the most challenging tasks.