Argument and fight result in death at Omuntele

03 Jul 2016 11:00am
ONGWEDIVA, 03 JUL (NAMPA) – A 28-year-old man allegedly killed a 30-year-old man during an argument at Omuntele in the Oshikoto Region on Friday.
He was arrested by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) shortly after the incident.
Confirming the incident Saturday, NamPol's Oshikoto Region Coordinator of Crime Investigations, Deputy Commissioner Naomi Katjiua said the killing was the result of a fight between the duo at the Elonga cucashops in the region’s Omuntele Constituency.
The two were drinking 'tombo' (traditional brew) together when an argument broke out between them at about 20h20.
“The deceased pulled the suspect from the shebeen and they started fighting. In the process, the suspect allegedly took out a panga (machete) from his waist (pants) and hacked the deceased twice on the forehead and in the neck,” Katjiua said.
The deceased died on the spot. He was originally from Oshali village in the Ohangwena Region and was a cattle herder at Omuntele’s Okanyowa village.
The suspect is from the Okanyowa village.
The names of the two cannot not be disclosed because the next of kin of the deceased have not been informed, while the suspect is yet to appear in the magistrate’s court at Ondangwa on Monday.