Teacher who allegedly killed daughter, appears in court

20 May 2014 13:30pm
OSHAKATI, 20 MAY (NAMPA) – A teacher who allegedly killed her disabled daughter and burned her remains to ashes recently, made a brief appearance in the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Hildegard Iiyambo, 49, appeared before magistrate Abel Simataa Sankwasa. Public prosecutor Anna Adriaanse represented the State.
Iiyambo, who is employed at the Shapwa Primary School in Ongwediva, pleaded not guilty.
Sankwasa then adjourned the case until 08 July this year for Iiyambo to acquire a lawyer.
Iiyambo is accused of killing her 26-year-old wheelchair-bound daughter by allegedly chopping her with a panga and burning her remains on a barbeque stand at their family house in Ongwediva a week ago.
The daughter has been identified as Magdalena Amunyoko.
Iiyambo remained in the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital to be medically observed, after Police officials reported that she made senseless statements during her arrest at Ongwediva on 10 May.
Amunyoko was laid to rest on 13 May at her home village of Okaku Kaumbi in the Okalongo Constituency of the Omusati Region.