Ya Toivo memorial, burial to be broadcast live on DSTV
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.