Investigations into Hochland fatal accident not yet complete
17 May 2016 12:30pm
WINDHOEK, 17 MAY (NAMPA) - Police investigations are still incomplete in the case of a young man accused of killing a police officer and two civilians while driving a motor vehicle, allegedly under the influence of alcohol.
Morne Mouton, who was 18-years-old on 04 July last year, was arrested by members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) shortly after the accident along Sam Nujoma Drive at about 04h00.
Mouton, now 19, made another appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court along Lüderitz Street on Tuesday when his case of culpable homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol was postponed until 22 August in order to allow investigations to be completed.
He appeared before Windhoek Magistrate Sebby Venatius Alweendo.
Tuesdays postponement was effected as per agreement reached between Mouton's defence lawyer Sisa Namandje and Public Prosecutor Erastus Hatutale.
Mouton's bail of N.dollars 6 000 was extended until his next court appearance.
He was apparently driving a Volkswagen sedan at a high speed and allegedly heavily intoxicated. He then allegedly hit the three men standing on the sidewalk.
The deceased persons identified as Werner Simon, 22; Joshua Ngenokesho, age unknown; and City Police officer Manfred Gaoseb, 35, were killed instantly, while another man and a female police officer were unharmed.