The late John Akapandi Endjala will be buried on February 5.
Timotheus Endjala Okapya headman and the late Endjala’s brother, has confirmed the preliminary arrangements today to the Windhoek Observer. The first memorial service in Windhoek will be on Thursday 27 January
and on 4 February at Okapya village, the late’s homestead. The funeral ceremony will be administered at the house and not at the Oshitayi church, and from home straight to the Onamboga grave yard at Okapya village. “I want everything done at home,” Timotheus Endjala determines
‘Tate Akapandi’ as many call him, better known as Johannes ‘Akapandi’ Endjala born in okapya village, died aged 58 on Sunday in the hospital in Windhoek hospital after a long battle with illness. A co-owner of J&P business group with his wife.
The country has lost a true leader in the entrepreneurial fraternity and the voice of the northern parts of the country since he headed the Namibia Chamber of commerce and Industry (NCCI) as a spokesperson. He is described as a people’s person and a family man, says his brother.
He lives behind his wife, Penehafo Endjala, seven children and seven brothers. The family would have wished to accommodate everyone at the memorial service and funeral but due Covid-19 regulations only close friends and immediate family members are welcomed but they will appreciate messages of condolences which have already have been been coming from all corners of Namibia.
The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) President, McHenry Venaani, in a media release today, 25 January, extended his heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and business associates of late Endjala, describing him a “prominent magnate and a respectful upright outstanding business man”. Remembering his “warm personality, forthrightness of his engagements and his tutelage, and his philanthropy and humanitarianism are worth emulating, may his soul rest in perfect everlasting peace” .