Man killed over N.dollars 25 gambling winnings

01 Feb 2015 14:40pm
WINDHOEK, 01 FEB (NAMPA) - A 24-year-old man was stabbed to death with a knife after he allegedly won N.dollars 25 from a gambling machine at the Peace Garden Shebeen in Swakopmund's DRC informal settlement on Saturday.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol)'s Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi told a media briefing here on Sunday that the incident occurred between mid-night and 01h00.
According to Kanguatjivi, an argument broke out between the deceased, identified as Hesekiel Shanyengange and the suspect over who won the money from the gambling machine, which resulted in the stabbing.
The suspect fled the scene but was later arrested the same day between Karibib and Okahandja. He will make his first appearance in the Swakopmund Magistrate's Court on Monday.
In the Omaheke region, Martha Paulus, 55, was stabbed to death with a sharp object on her neck by a male suspect at Koppie Alleen village near Tallismanus.
The incident occurred at around midnight on Saturday.
The suspect, whose identity is known by the police, has not yet been arrested and is still at large.
Paulus' next of kin has been informed.
In the Schlip area in the Hardap region, a case of rape was reported to NamPol on Saturday afternoon.
A 32-year-old male allegedly raped a 67-year-old disabled pensioner.
The incident took place between 16h00 and 17h00 after the suspect allegedly entered the victim's house through a window and had sexual intercourse without her consent.
The suspect was arrested and charged with rape and is due to appear in the Rehoboth Magistrate's Court on Monday.
Meanwhile, in the //Karas region, two cases or rape were reported to NamPol.
In the Keetmanshoop area, a 17 year-old female was allegedly raped at the Black Stoney Hills near Kopieslaagte in the Tseiblaagte location.
A 31-year-old suspect allegedly grabbed a cell phone belonging to the victim.
The victim then followed him, begging to have her mobile phone back, but the suspect grabbed her and allegedly had sexual intercourse with her without her consent.
The suspect was arrested and is due to appear in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate's Court on Monday.
In Karasburg, an 18-year-old male was arrested in connection with the rape of a 19-year-old female resident of Noordoewer on Saturday.
The suspect and the victim were returning home from a night club when the suspect allegedly pushed the victim to the ground and had sexual intercourse without her consent.
The suspect was arrested and is due to appear in the Karasburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.
(NAMPA)
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