Alleged murder suspect Basson to hear trial date in August

09 Jul 2013 08:00
WINDHOEK, 09 JUL (NAMPA) ? A Khorixas resident who allegedly killed his wife by stabbing her to death in September 2009 during a heated argument, will hear the trial date of his alleged murder case next month.
The 43-year-old 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 Nicolaas Ndou on Tuesday.
He was informed that his alleged murder case was to be put on hold until 12 August this year for the fixing of the trial date.
The case was on Tuesday remanded until 12 August this year as per an agreement reached by State representative, Advocate Jack Eixab and Government-appointed defence lawyer Titus Mbaeva.
Basson is free on bail of N.dollars 3 000, which was also extended until his next court appearance.
A summary of substantial facts contained in the charge sheet had it that he 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.