Ya Toivo memorial, burial to be broadcast live on DSTV

Jun 22, 2017


Southern Times Writer

The memorial service for Namibian liberation icon, Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo, who died 9 June, is set to take place on Friday 23 June at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek.

Gates are expected to be open for the public from 10am.

Ya Toivo will be buried on 24 June at Heroes Acre.

The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology confirmed that free public transport would be available for the public at various picking-up points in Windhoek to and from the memorial service as well as for the burial.

Meanwhile, digital satellite television channel, Multichoice, said it will honour the liberation icon  with a live broadcast of the memorial service and burial across Southern Africa.

Multichoice Namibia general manager Roger Gertze said: “On behalf of the entire Multichoice family, I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the bereaved family and the entire Namibian nation.

“At MultiChoice, we want to use our influence and resources to play a positive role in Africa by making relevant content more accessible.  As such, we are grateful that our partnership with the NBC has enabled the unprecedented opportunity to deliver this special broadcast to viewers across Southern Africa.”

He said the memorial service will be broadcast on Friday 23 June from 1pm to 6pm and the funeral service on Saturday 24 June from 8am to 1pm. Both events will be broadcast live on NBC1 (DSTV Channel 282). A special tribute board will also direct viewers to the open NBC channel during these times.

37 Responses

  1. Lol.. NBC channel at DSTV to those dont have access to NBC decoder😀😀😀😀

  2. Nbc have poor quality broadcasts, they claim to be in high definition but am not sure what HD means to Nbc..sad 😔 😔

  3. Lmga… this heading is so wrong. Why not just say it will be aired on NBC1. NBC channels are only playing within the borders of Namibia. There is no NBC1 (Channel 282 doesn’t play) in SA or Botswana. Multichoice only provides special channels when something happens in SA. Same shit with competitions even though our monthly subscription fees are higher than in SA.

    • Penny Shivolo Listen to what? It clearly says it will be broadcast across Southern Africa, at this current moment NBC1 only airs in Namibia on DSTV.

  4. Stop misleading the viewers just simply put it that.NBC channel 282 will b open for Southern African viewers to watch the memorial and funeral,not that Dstv will specially create a channel to air it live for all Dstv viewers no matter where in the world they find them………on the othr hand its high tme Dstv get competition, they are playing monopoly thats why they dont care in improving services,playing same nonsense over and over again,cm to competitions and sponsorship mostly its SA benefiting while our monthly fees r higher than theirs!

  5. My condolences to the family and friends…Rest in peace comrand Toivo ya Toivo…

  6. Yo contribution to ths country wll never forgt it you did alot.. May your soul rest in peace..

  7. Rest in eternal peace oupa toivo ya toivo u were one of the greatest in the universe till we met aqain

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