Karasburg businessman dies after attack

10 Jun 2016 17:20pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 10 JUN (NAMPA) – Karasburg businessman Tilian Walters who was attacked and robbed by four suspects at his home late last month, died in a Kimberley Hospital on Friday morning.
The 63-year-old Walters was rushed to the hospital in neighbouring South Africa after he was found unconscious in his house following the attack.
It was initially reported that the robbers made off with around N.dollars 200 000, a pistol and the deceased’s car.
On Friday however, Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesman for the //Kharas Region Deputy Commissioner Rudolf Isaak informed Nampa that the reported amount was discovered untouched in a safe at the Walters home.
“It appears as if they only stole the earnings of the businessman for that day,” Isaak said.
Walters owned a liquor outlet and butchery at Karasburg.
The stolen vehicle was recovered by police 25 kilometres outside Keetmanshoop where it was abandoned.
Two suspects were arrested while two are still at large.
The suspects will now be charged for murder in addition to the charges of robbery and theft.
Daniel Nauyoma, 45, and Desmond Vries, 32, appeared briefly in the Karasburg Magistrate’s Court on 30 May. They are detained at the Karasburg police holding cells pending further investigations and will next appear on 27 July.
Vries was an employee of Walters and was free on bail pending another trial on a charge of murder.
The Namibian newspaper reported that Vries allegedly murdered a six-year-old child who was the son of his girlfriend in November 2013. He reportedly beat and strangled the boy to death in a fit of jealousy.
Isaak said the police were in pursuit of the other two suspects.
(NAMPA)
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