The City of Windhoek has renamed Esther Brandt Street in Olympia in honour of the late Hidipo Hamutenya as part of the initiative to rename some streets in honour of the fallen heroes and heroines of Namibia’s liberation struggle. Nampa reports that while speaking at the occasion in the capital on Tuesday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said Namibians should do everything possible to honour the heroes and heroines. She added that in fitting recognition of his lasting contribution to the struggle for national independence and nation-building, Hamutenya was awarded the Independence and Liberation Medals by Founding President Sam Nujoma, and following his passing on 06 October 2016, President Hage Geingob accorded Hamutenya hero status and a hero’s funeral.