It is with sadness that we learned of the passing of a dedicated cadre of the Athletics Namibia family, Mr Johannes Shekutamba Mathew, at the Oshakati State Hospital on the 24 January 2019.  Mr Mathew was vice president of Athletics Namibia, member the executive board and council of Athletics Namibia until his untimely death. He was very passionate about athletics and helping the youth and was fundamental in ensuring the Northern part of Namibia remained active in athletics. Athletics Namibia wishes Mr Mathew’s family and the athletics family strength and courage in this difficult moment. May his soul rest in iternal peace and his legacy to live on.