Club reveller killed and shop looted in Katutura

March 2, 2015, 7:31am

Club reveller killed and shop looted in Katutura

CLUB Pamodzi in Windhoek was the scene of a murder and looting after a security guard shot a reveller out of self-defence during the early hours of Saturday morning.
Windhoek City Police senior superintendent, Gerry Shikesho, told Nampa at the scene that the crowd was instructed by the security guard to leave the premises as it was already past closing time.
The deceased allegedly drew a firearm and shot at the guard, who in return fired back and wounded the man.
“The deceased fired two shots at the security guard, who out of self-defence returned the fire and shot the deceased,” said Shekisho.
The 28 year-old man died on his way to hospital.
When Nampa arrived at the scene around 08h54, bloodstains, broken liquor bottles and other items like sugar, toilet paper, bread, washing powder, sweets and other groceries were scattered all over the floor, while employees of the club, security guards and police officers were standing around trying to make sense of the event of the night.
What dazzles the police and community is that the crowd immediately turned the situation into chaos and broke into a nearby shop, looting and destroying everything in their way.
“They broke into the little shop nearby, and took whatever they wanted. This behaviour is not Namibian and very strange,” said Shikesho.
Shikesho also confirmed that four suspects that could shed more light on the situation were arrested soon after the incident.
“The problem here is the so-called special liquor trading licences that authorise club owners to trade after midnight, and in this case the bar (Club Pamodzi) has a licence that allows them to trade until 04h00 in the morning”, said Shikesho.
He added these kind of licences are a problem to the law-enforcement agencies, the public and the residents of the area as many of the revellers do not go into the club, but stay outside and drink liquor that they bought somewhere else.
It could not be established if the guard was arrested. Police investigations into the matter continue. - Nampa
 

The Namibian