10 May 1983 Four members from the South West Africa Police Counter-Insurgency Wing: Ops-K Division (Koevoet) were Killed in Action during fierce engagement with a numerically superior force of SWAPO/PLAN insurgents in Northern Owamboland. They were:
1971 – Technician\Sergeant Rodney Peter STRAW, Rhodesian Air Force, died on active service. Died from cardio-respiratory failure at Thornhill Air Base, Gwelo. He was 28 years old and was cremated at Warren Hills.
1974 – Wyson HOMBASHA, ADG, Intaf, murdered. Shot by terrorists in Kandeya TTL (US695705), Mt Darwin, Op Hurricane. He was 30 years old and is buried in Mt Darwin.
1976 – District Assistant Fourpence CHIVERE, Regular Intaf, KIA. Killed at Mudzi, Op Hurricane.
1976 – District Assistant Rodwell Toindepi MUCHADA, Regular Intaf, KIA. Died from a landmine blast 6 km east of Benson Mine on the road to Mtoko, Mudzi, Op Hurricane. He was 29 years old and is buried in Buhera.
1977 – Rifleman Eric Cecil HABAKKUK, 5 (Independent) Company, Rhodesia Regiment, KIA. Killed in a contact in the Honde Valley, Op Thrasher.
1978 – Private Lovemore MAPFUMO, D Company, 9th Battalion, Rhodesia Regiment, died on active service.
1979 – Private Rodney BOXTER, 1st Battalion, Rhodesia Defence Regiment, killed on active service. Killed in a vehicle accident, aged 19. Buried in the Athlone Cemetery, Bulawayo.