Lifeless body of lost SA citizen found

04 Aug 2013 11:00
WINDHOEK, 04 AUG (NAMPA) - The lifeless body of a 72-year-old South African citizen, Ivan Richard Thomas, was found on Saturday afternoon in the field of Farm Hohewarte situated along the Dordabis road.
Thomas was reported missing on 17 July 2013 from the same farm.
Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi of the Namibian Police Public Relations Division told the media on Sunday the body was discovered by farm workers at around 15h00, about six kilometres from the farm’s homestead.
The victim suffered from Alzheimer disease, and it is suspected that he may have died as a result of exhaustion, but the exact cause of death will be determined by an autopsy which will be conducted on Monday, said Kanguatjivi.
Meanwhile, the police have arrested 23-year-old Donovan Bostander in connection with the murder of 34-year-old Mona Veronica Potgieter.
Potgieter was murdered between 24 and 29 July this year at her house along Nile Street in the Wanaheda residential area.
Her lifeless body was discovered by her brother on 29 July 2013 at about 10h00, and he reported the matter to the police.
Bostander already appeared in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court on Friday, and no bail was granted.
His case was postponed to 05 November for further investigations.
In a separate incident, Jeffrey Derrick Meyer, 35, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his sleeping room on Farm Nabitzaus at Groot Aub.
It is alleged that he was experiencing relationship problems with his girlfriend.
No suicide note was left, and no foul play is suspected.
At the Orwetoveni location in Otjowarongo, four suspected robbers attacked a member of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) and robbed him of his properties, including N.dollars 800 cash, and ran away.
The victim then shot randomly in the direction of the fleeing robbers, and in the process shot one of them in the buttocks.
The suspect has since been transferred to the Windhoek Central Hospital for treatment.
The other suspects are still at large, and police investigations continue.
(NAMPA)
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