Okahandja murder accused bail hearing postponed

26 Jun 2017 16:10pm
WINDHOEK, 26 JUN (NAMPA) – The bail hearing of a farmer facing charges of murder and attempted murder after he allegedly killed a suspected poacher, will continue on Tuesday.
Kai Rust, 44, had his hearing postponed to Tuesday after the hearing was cut short on Monday in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court, as State Prosecutor Filemon Nyau was not feeling well.
This is Rust’s third attempt at bail.
Rust was arrested on 27 January 2016, following a shooting incident which claimed the life of 41-year-old Andreas Ukandanga.
The incident took place at a farm 30 kilometres outside Okahandja where the accused lives.
During the a bail hearing in the Okahandja Magistrate's Court in February last year, Rust informed the court that the fatal shooting took place while he and a farmworker were investigating the barking of dogs near a cattle post at the farm.
Rust testified that he fired shots, which presumably killed Ukandanga.
He further told the court that he found a dead dog and a partly skinned Kudu at the scene and then also saw a dead man lying on the ground.
He pleaded not guilty.
Rust on Monday appeared before Magistrate Alexis Diergaardt.
(NAMPA)
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