Man arrested in connection with suspected Khomasdal murders

10 Oct 2015 13:50pm
WINDHOEK, 10 OCT (NAMPA) – A suspect linked to the murder of the two women whose bodies were found in a riverbed in Khomasdal on Friday, was arrested late last night.
The Head of Media Relations at the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi confirmed the arrest on Saturday morning, stating that the suspect was arrested on the premises of Augustineum Secondary School while attempting to commit suicide between 23h00 and midnight.
He is reported to be a teacher at the school.
“The suspect is currently under the supervision of NamPol, and so far he is the only suspect connected to the case as investigations are still pending,” she said.
Shikwambi added that the deceased are reported to be sisters, but details of what relationship they had with the suspect are still under investigation.
The two women’s lifeless bodies were discovered behind the Elim Primary School.
One of the deceased was dressed in an Augustineum Secondary School uniform and the other was just described as “older”.
Two used condoms were apparently also found on the scene.
Deputy chief inspector Jackson Kamwangha of the Namibian Police Force told members of the media at the scene on Friday they could not confirm that the women were raped.
“We are investigating a case of murder of the two bodies that were found. Nobody has enough information yet as to what really transpired. Although it seemed that the two were also raped, it is too early to confirm,” he said.
Also present at the crime scene was Vice Chairperson of the National Council, Margaret Mensah-Williams, who condemned the murder, saying nobody has the right to murder someone.
“It’s so sad because the parents or family members of the deceased might still be waiting for their children at home and now they have to see or hear that their loved ones have been murdered,” she said.
Large numbers of people had gathered at the scene, which was cordoned off by the police.
Mensah-Williams urged young people not to share such sensitive content on social media and to allow the authorities to deal with the matter.
A concerned resident of Khomasdal, Eric Fisch shared his grievance, saying, “Enough is enough, the death penalty should be reinstated. We cannot tolerate any more murders of young girls in this country.”