Two lovers face stock theft charge

03 Sep 2013 06:20
ONDANGWA, 03 SEP (NAMPA) – A young man and his lover, who are accused of stealing and killing the goat of a neighbour, made another brief appearance in the Ondangwa Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Court sources told Nampa on Monday that the two accused persons, Johannes Kamenye and Nangula Mushelenga, face charges of stealing and killing the goat.
The goat belonged to Jerry Ngwena of Oneputa village in the Oshikoto Region's Oniipa Constituency, and the alleged theft is said to have taken place last November.
Ngwena alleged that Kamenye stole his goat from the field and took it to his homestead where he killed it and then hid the dead goat inside one of their huts without skinning it.
Ngwena apparently conducted his own investigation and found that the two suspects had killed his goat and hid it for skinning.
Kamenye and Mushelenga were arrested on 22 November 2012, the day they allegedly stole the goat, after Ngwena reported them to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) office at Ondangwa in the Oshana Region.
Monday’s court appearance was their second time in court for this alleged offence. The couple is free on bail of N.dollars 500 each.
The court once again postponed their case to 21 August 2013 due to the unavailability of the prosecutor in the case, and their bail has been extended until their next court appearance.