Woman remanded in custody for alleged murder of boyfriend

22 Oct 2013 14:50pm
OTJIWARONGO, 22 OCT (NAMPA) – A 27-year-old woman was remanded in custody on Monday for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend to death at Farm Penwood near the Osire Refugee Camp.
The Osire Refugee Camp is situated some 100 kilometres south of Otjiwarongo in the Otjozondjupa Region.
According to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjiwarongo Detective, Chief Inspector Deon Marais, Desiree Hoaes allegedly stabbed her boyfriend twice in the chest with a kitchen knife.
Issaskar Suxub, 26, died on the way to the Osire Refugee Camp State Clinic.
His family has been informed of his death.
Marais told Nampa in an interview on Tuesday it is alleged that Suxub had consumed traditionally brewed beer at a nearby farm on Saturday morning.
“Later that morning, the suspect followed him to the drinking places, apparently with the intention to collect him to go back home,” he said.
When the two arrived at Farm Penwood where the deceased worked as a general farm worker, a heated quarrel followed by a physical fight broke out between them.
This was allegedly when the suspect fetched a knife from the kitchen and stabbed Suxub twice.
Hoaes was arrested and made her first appearance in the Otjiwarongo Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
She appeared before Otjiwarongo Magistrate Theophelius Mayumbelo.
State Prosecutor Nelao Ndemuweda explained to Hoaes her legal right to engage a private lawyer; apply for a State-funded lawyer under the Ministry of Justice’s Directorate of Legal Aid, or defend herself in court.
She opted to apply for a Government-sponsored lawyer through the Legal Aid.
Her case was then postponed to 05 December 2013 to allow her to acquire a lawyer.
Police investigations into the matter continue.