Judgement in pastor-student killing on Tuesday

24 Jul 2017 12:40pm
WINDHOEK, 24 JUL (NAMPA) - A Windhoek resident accused of murdering his student pastor girlfriend by stabbing her to death three years ago, will hear his fate on Tuesday.
High Court Judge Naomi Shivute, who presides over the alleged murder trial, is scheduled to hand down verdict at about 10h00.
The 37-year-old Andre Fidel Dausab is on trial for the death of Motlamme Gotaone, 33.
Dausab will either be found guilty as charged or set free for the alleged murder at the United Lutheran Theological Seminary Paulinum Campus in Windhoek on 22 February 2014.
Dausab informed the court on 05 November 2016 that he had no intention to kill Gotaone. He also said he had no recollection of the incident that led to her death.
The former information technology technician said this as he testified in his evidence-in-chief during which he started crying uncontrollably.
He further told the court that he was unable to assist the deceased shortly after the stabbings, because he was confused.
A post-mortem showed that a broken knife was found stuck in the deceased’s back.
Dausab could only remember them wrestling over a knife that the deceased allegedly had in her possession.
The accused said he was suffering from temporary non-pathological insanity or criminal incapacity before and while committing the crime, and this is why he remembers nothing about the incident.
He pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder with direct intention to kill.
Dausab remains in police custody since his arrest on 22 February 2014.
Gotaone, originally from Botswana, was stabbed nine times with a sharp object and also sustained a cut to her throat.
When police arrived at the scene, Gotaone had already died.
Constance Moyo appears for the State while Brownell Uirab defends Dausab.