Murder-suicide at Hochfeld farm

11 Feb 2017 16:10pm
OTJIWARONGO, 11 FEB (NAMPA) - A 30-year-old woman died on Friday after allegedly being attacked by her boyfriend at Farm Hortensia in the Otjozondjupa Region’s Hochfeld district.
The deceased has been identified as Ivondia Mungendje, who was beaten with a stick by her boyfriend, the 31-year-old Joe Brown Handura.
Handura then committed suicide by hanging himself after the alleged attack.
Both of the deceased lived on the farm situated some 70 kilometres northwest of Hochfeld.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Head of Operations in the Otjozondjupa Region, Deputy Commissioner Moses Khairabeb said the incident occurred between 16h00 and 17h00 on Friday.
“Their relatives have been informed,” Khairabeb said.
An inquest has been opened at the Hochfeld Police Station.