Pensioner accused of double murder appears in court

18 Aug 2017 19:00pm
ONGWEDIVA, 18 AUG (NAMPA) – A pensioner arrested Tuesday on a charge of double murder in the Omusati Region’s Okahao Constituency, made a brief first appearance in the Okahao Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
Sergeant Anna Kunga of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Public Relations Unit in the region on Friday confirmed Johannes Ambondo David’s court appearance.
He remains in police custody until his next court appearance on 24 November 2017. The case was postponed for police investigations.
Kunga said 61-year-old David allegedly stabbed his pregnant ex-lover, Ndapanda Nekwaya, with a knife four times in the stomach at the Okeeholongo village’s Ondumbo location on Monday evening.
David on the same night allegedly also stabbed 25-year-old Johannes Taapopi Uukongo, once in the chest. He died on the spot.
The next of kin of both deceased persons have been informed.
Kunga said David fled from the scene but was arrested while hiding in the bush at the Ukuuvu village in the same constituency.
David is from Etunda village, also in the Omusati Region.
“Nekwaya is an auntie to Uukongo,” Kunga noted, adding he was stabbed when allegedly attempting to prevent David from assaulting his aunt with the knife.
It is unclear what caused David to assault Nekwaya, who was rushed to the Okahao District Hospital and transferred to the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital, where she died the same day.
Kunga told Nampa Nekwaya was pregnant with another man's baby.