Man in brutal hospital stabbings says sorry

15 Aug 2017 15:20pm
WINDHOEK, 15 AUG (NAMPA) – A man charged with stabbing his 19-year-old girlfriend to death with a knife inside the Outjo State Hospital in late 2014, on Tuesday apologised to her family and Namibia.
Hendrick Nowoseb, 25, tendered his apology and asked for forgiveness a few minutes after he was found guilty on a charge of murder.
He told the court Tuesday he had no intention to kill Wilhelmina Tsauses and only wanted to injure her.
“I know jealousy and uncontrolled anger forced me to commit the offence. I am really sorry for what I caused to the deceased and her family,” said Nowoseb as he asked for forgiveness and for the court not to impose a long punishment.
He first stabbed Tsauses on her head, neck and left arm at around 23h00 on 06 December that year at her family house in Etoshapoort, injuring her severely. He fled the scene.
Nowoseb again stabbed Tsauses the following day while she lay in a hospital bed during visiting hours. Nurses found the deceased bleeding from a fresh and deep wound to the chest. She died shortly afterwards.
Nowoseb was arrested later that day while hiding in bushes behind Etoshapoort.
Employed as a construction worker in the Outjo Distict, Nowoseb grew up with his grandmother and attended school up to Grade 6.
He remains in police custody and returns to court on Wednesday for submission of evidence of mitigation and aggravation of sentence.
Natji Tjirera defends Nowoseb, while State Advocate Martino Olivier appears for prosecution.