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35 skulls and 2 skeletons to return to Namibia

Mbeuta Ua-Njarakana Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information & Communication Technology at a media briefing announcing the repatriation of 35 skulls and two skeletons back to Namibia from Germany.(Photograph by Mandisa Rasmeni)

Mbeuta Ua-Njarakana Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information & Communication Technology at a media briefing announcing the repatriation of 35 skulls and two skeletons back to Namibia from Germany.(Photograph by Mandisa Rasmeni)

Hon Jerry Ekandjo, Minister of Youth, National Service, Sports and Culture will lead a Namibian delegation to Germany on 2 March 2014, to collect 35 skulls and two skeletons, that will be repatriated  to Namibia.
At a media briefing held on Wednesday this week, Mr Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakana, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information & Communication Technology said that government will organise an official receiving ceremony in the Parliament Gardens on the 7 of March, from 07:30 to 12:00 with the President in attendance. 

The public is welcome at the ceremony and can also view the remains and perform rituals from 12:00 to18:00. Ua-Ndjarakana said that those who desire to sing religious or traditional songs or recite poems should contact Ms Emma Uiras at 276831/0811830651 at the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sports and Culture for further information and arrangements. Hon Ekandjo will hand over the skulls and skeletons to the National Museum which will decide where the bones will be laid to rest. The 35 skulls and two skeletons are of Namibians that descended from the OtjiHerero, OshiWambo, Khao-San and Damara/Nama.

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