Service held in honour of the late Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros

Residents of the ||Kharas Region on Sunday gathered at the farm of the late liberation struggle veteran, Ida Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros, to honour her legacy and celebrate her life. Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros died on 03 April at the age of 79 after a long illness. Speaking during the opening service that took place at Farm Snipriver in the Bethanie district, Chief of the !Aman Traditional Authority, Johannes Frederick, said the late Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros was among the few women that were determined to ensure that Namibia was liberated at whatever cost. 'She said she would not hide as she wanted to be part of the fight and she achieved that. Even though she was a liberation struggle veteran, she never acted like she was entitled to benefits from government. She never asked what government could do for her, she always asked what she could do for the government and that was remarkable,' he said. Pastor Abel Vries said the late Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros' footprints will never be forgotten or erased from the ground she walked on, going through dif ficult situations that included being detained, all for her country. 'She fought and stood up for injustice for the Namibian people and not only did she play a role in the liberation of this country, but up until her passing she took care of those who were helpless. Her footprints will be forever be seen,' he said. Among those in attendance were ||Kharas Governor Aletha Frederick and Minister of Justice, Yvonne Dausab. Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros was born in Keetmanshoop in the year 1945. She served, among other roles, as Keetmanshoop urban constituency councillor, Swapo regional coordinator for ||Kharas between 1992 and 1998, member of the Swapo politburo and central committee and Swapo head of elections and district coordinator for Lderitz. Last week, President Nangolo Mbumba conferred the honour of national heroine and state funeral on the late Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros. Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros was laid to rest on Saturday at Farm Snipriver. Source: The Namibia Press Agency