24 Jun 2016 13:10pm
WINDHOEK, 24 JUN (NAMPA) - Otjomuise resident David Soroseb, who allegedly murdered his 20-year-old girlfriend here on Monday, has been denied bail.
Court documents availed to Nampa on Friday morning show that the 25-year-old suspect was denied bail when he made his first appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court along Mungunda Street in Katutura on Thursday afternoon.
Soroseb appeared on a charge of murder before Magistrate Bernedine Kubersky.
His case was postponed to 26 September this year to allow him to apply to the Justice Ministry's Directorate of Legal Aid for a State-funded defence lawyer to defend him during future court proceedings and when trial proper begins.
The case is dealt with by the court in accordance with the provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act of 2003, which calls for heavy punishment in respect of conviction.
Public Prosecutor Fillemon Nyau appeared for the State during Soroseb's appearance.
He remains in police custody and was informed to bring a formal bail application before court if he wants to be released on bail.
Soroseb handed himself over to the police in Tsumeb in the Oshikoto Region on Tuesday, and was subsequently arrested.
The late 20-year-old Janet Daniella !Haoses died a gruesome death on Monday this week, allegedly at the hands of Soroseb at Erf 1256, Beijing Street in the Otjomuise area.
It is reported that the suspect and deceased were in a relationship for more than six years.
!Haoses, employed as a security guard, was reportedly beaten to death with a hammer after an argument with the suspect, who then fled the scene.
The police found a hammer, knife and a substance believed to be poison in !Haoses's room.