Elephant tramples man to death in Kavango East

09 Mar 2014 16:40pm
WINDHOEK, 09 MAR (NAMPA) – A 24-year-old man was trampled to death by an elephant at the Kahanga village of the Mukwe Constituency in the Kavango East Region at about 20h15 on Friday.
The deceased, Muyenga Shamwaka, was walking home with a friend from a nearby bar when the incident happened.
Inspector Stephan Nuuyi of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Public Relations Division said during the weekly police media briefing on Sunday the two came across the elephant and it started to chase them.
The friend manage to run away unhurt.
The deceased’s next of kin have been informed.
In a separate incident, the Police in Opuwo are investigating a case of attempted murder after a 29-year-old man was stabbed with a knife in his head on Saturday at about 23h30 at the Okarunga Bar.
The victim was admitted to the Opuwo District Hospital and is in a stable condition. The suspect was arrested, and police investigations continue.
In the Omusati Region, a skeleton of an adult male was found in the bushes between the Iipundi and Etumba cattle posts in the Tsandi Constituency by a cattle herder on Friday at unknown time.
The cause of death is unknown.
The deceased was wearing a brown T-shirt with white stripes, brown trousers and blue and white Adidas slippers.
The skeleton was taken to the Okahao Police Mortuary. Police investigations continue.
In another incident, the Police in Rundu are investigating a case of attempted murder after Mathias Haufiku, 22, was stabbed three times in the abdomen at about 18h00 on Thursday at the Mutwegombahe village in the Kavango East.
The stabbing followed an argument over a horse which Haufiku borrowed from the suspect and brought back late.
The victim was admitted to the Rundu State Hospital in a critical condition.
The suspect was not yet arrested, and police investigations continue.