WINDHOEK, 19 OCT (NAMPA) -
A Windhoek teacher arrested in connection with the murder of two sisters on 09 October 2015, did not appear in court on Monday as scheduled. He is still receiving treatment in the Katutura State Hospital for drinking battery acid in an apparent attempt to end his life that same Friday.
The suspect was Monday scheduled to make his first appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court in Katutura for the murder of sisters - Jacqueline Kuaseua, 18, and Cecilia Kambuu Kuaseua, 30.
The 32-year-old suspect is a teacher at the Augustineum Secondary School, where Jacqueline was a learner. His identity, although known to this agency, cannot be made public at this time as he is yet to appear before court.
"The accused is still receiving medical attention in the Katutura Hospital. He cannot appear before this court today because he is still not feeling well," said Public Prosecutor, Granny Paulus as she asked the court for the case to be postponed to 02 November this year.
Presiding Magistrate, Hambeleleni Heita then remanded the case to that date. The accused is expected to face two charges of murder, which will be dealt with in terms of the provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act of 2003.
The bodies of the two deceased women were found in the bushes behind Elim Primary School in Khomasdal at about 15h30 on 09 October 2015. The sisters were laid to rest at their home village of Orupupa in the Omaruru area of the Erongo Region on Saturday.