Man stabbed during fight over cigarette

14 Jul 2016 15:20pm
OSHAKATI, 14 JUL (NAMPA) – A fight over a wet cigarette led to the death of a man at Okongo in the Ohangwena Region on Monday.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson for the Ohangwena Region, Abner Iitumba told Nampa on Thursday the incident took place at about 19h00 at the Omakangha cuca shops.
It is alleged that a man entered the cuca shop in which Ester Kashonga was working and bought a cigarette which fell into a bucket of water upon the exchange.
“The customer then demanded for another cigarette, but instead Kashonga opted to give him back his money, which he threw back at her. This led to a fight between the two as the customer kept forcing to enter behind the counter area,” Iitumba said.
Kashonga’s brother, Elikan Kashonga, 29, then intervened and questioned what was going on.
“The dissatisfied customer’s brother, who was also in the vicinity at the time, came out of nowhere and stabbed Elikan once on the left side of his chest, before he grabbed his brother and ran away,” Iitumba added.
The accused was arrested shortly thereafter and was expected to appear in the Eenhana Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.