Valombola denies wrongdoing in Kalimbo's death

06 Jul 2017 11:40am
OSHAKATI, 06 JUL (NAMPA) - Omusati businessman, Maurus Valombola in his testimony before the High Court at Oshakati this week denied being responsible for the death of Benhard Kalimbo on 06 February 2013.
Testifying before Judge Werner Januarie here on Wednesday, Valombola denied running the then 32-year-old Kalimbo over with his car at the Okeeke village in the Omusati Region, following a scuffle between the two earlier that day.
He was testifying on Tuesday and Wednesday after the Magistrate’s Court proceedings of his case were ruled inadmissible.
Court documents indicate Valombola and the 32-year-old Kalimbo were involved in a squabble. The quarrel is said to have started at Valombola’s business place in the same village and continued to the nearby bushes.
Valombola is accused of severely injuring Kalimbo and leaving him unconscious in the bush.
Kalimbo was found by passers-by, who called the police.
He was taken to the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital, where he died the same day.
Valombola, 58, was arrested three days later after handing himself over to the police at Ogongo. He has been in custody ever since.
Valombola on Wednesday continued to deny any wrong doing. He also declined to explain when State Advocate Licius Matota asked him why so many witnesses testified against him in court.
Judge Januarie postponed the case to Friday to call Valombola’s first witness.
He is being represented by Pieter Greyling of Greyling & Associates in Oshakati.