Basson's trial starting Thursday

02 Jul 2013 11:10
WINDHOEK, 02 JUL (NAMPA) - A Khorixas resident who killed his wife by stabbing her to death in September 2009 during a heated argument is scheduled to begin in the High Court here on Thursday.
Fanie Basson, who stands accused of killing his wife Johanna Basson at the Donkerhoek informal settlement in Khorixas in the Kunene Region on 26 September 2009, made a brief appearance before High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo on Tuesday, when he was informed that his alleged murder case will begin on Thursday.
The start of the case was put on hold until Thursday this week as per an agreement reached by prosecution representative, State Advocate Jack Eixab and Basson's Government-appointed defence lawyer Titus Mbaeva.
A summary of substantial facts contained in the charge sheet had it that Basson allegedly unlawfully and intentionally killed his wife by stabbing her about five times with a knife on the body and the neck at their house in the Donkerhoek informal settlement, and the victim died on the spot.
They had allegedly been involved in a heated argument over their relationship.
Basson will be tried as per the provisions of the Combating of the Violence Act (Act Four) of 2003, which warrants severe punishment in case of conviction.
He is free on bail of N.dollars 3 000 and his bail was also on Tuesday extended until the start of his murder trial on Thursday.