No arrest in Zambezi pensioner's murder

06 Mar 2016 14:10pm
KATIMA MULILO, 06 MAR (NAMPA) – There are still no suspects in the murder of pensioner Freddy Sinvula Kasungo, who was shot at Makolonga village in the Zambezi Region last week.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson at Katima Mulilo, warrant officer Kisco Sitali told Nampa on Sunday no one has been arrested for the murder of Kasungo.
He was shot dead outside his store at the village in the Masokotwani area.
Sitali said Kasungo was shot dead with his own rifle, following an ambush by suspected thieves who broke into his store shortly after midnight on Thursday. Kasungo was shot in his left shoulder.
The thieves entered the store and tampered with the jukebox. Nothing was however reported stolen.
“We suspect there was more than one person involved in the fatal attack on Kasungo. We have however not yet not yet arrested anyone for the crime. There are also no witnesses and the villagers did not hear the gunshot. There are no clues at the scene,” said Sitali.
Kasungo died while he was out on bail of N.dollars 10 000 granted in September 2015 by the Katima Mulilo Magistrate’s Court for a murder charge.
This was after he had allegedly shot and killed a man, identified as only Musipili, who was tracked down as one of the suspects who robbed his store on 26 September last year.
When Musipili noticed Kasungo was carrying a gun and fast approaching the two men, he allegedly jumped up to the accused with the intention to calm him down but was accidentally shot in the process.
Musipili died in the vehicle that was called to transport him to the Katima Mulilo Intermediate Hospital.
Kasungo was granted bail after his first appearance before Magistrate Karl Muyeghu.
His last appearance before court was 19 November. He was represented by Profyssen Muluti.
(NAMPA)
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