03 Sep 2017 17:20pm
WINDHOEK, 03 SEP (NAMPA) - Police at Outapi in the Omusati Region are investigating circumstances that led to the death of a trial-awaiting pensioner in court on Thursday.
Police in their crime report availed to Nampa on Sunday said Romanus Korbinian, 67, was in the dock at the Outapi Magistrates Court when he suddenly collapsed, and was immediately taken to the Outapi district hospital where he died shortly upon arrival.
Korbinian from the Eembumba village in the Oshikuku Constituency of the Omusati Region, was in court for allegedly pointing a firearm at another person.
It was reported that the deceased was a hypertension patient.
An autopsy is now being conducted to establish the cause of death.
His next of kin were informed.
In a separate matter, a 51-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly shot and killed an Angolan woman on Friday at about 18h25 at the Onheleiwa village, Etayi Constituency in the Omusati Region.
The deceased, Martha Ndaposhisho Pedro Naimbangu, 30, was a resident of the Namakunde district in Angola and was reportedly mentally-challenged.
It is alleged that Naimbangu broke the gate of a house belonging to Likius Amutenya, entered the yard and jumped on the car which was parked inside the yard.
She then start shouting and threatening a domestic worker who was with two minors in the house.
The domestic worker called Amutenya, who was at Omuthiya in Oshikoto Region, and he in turn called his brother and requested him to go to his house to attend to the problem.
The brother allegedly found the deceased driving cattle away from the kraal.
He then approached the woman, who apparently tried to attack him with two sticks. In the process, he pulled out a pistol and fired a single shot which struck the deceased in the stomach.
Naimbangu died on the spot and her next of kin have been informed.
The suspect will appear before the Outapi Magistrates Court on Monday to answer to a charge of murder.
Police investigations continue.