Six accused in municipal employee death entering pleas next week

01 Nov 2017 14:00pm
WINDHOEK, 01 NOV (NAMPA) - Six people arrested over the death of a Windhoek municipal worker in April 2015, are scheduled to plead to the charges against them in the High Court here next week.
Peter Muleke was found dead in the Goreangab Dam area on the western outskirts of Katutura on 31 March 2015. Muleke was found lying dead a few metres from his abandoned car. He was 36 years old at the time.
The accused are Muleke's wife - Annastacia Lubinda, 33; David Likando Matali, 45; Dave Kondjera, 32; Abiud Uazeua, 35; Donald Hindjou, 26; and the 27-year-old Dollam Tjitjahuma.
Their case was set to start before newly-appointed Acting High Court Judge Johanna Taatsu Salionga Wednesday morning, but could not proceed because one of the defence lawyers, Tuna Nhinda, was busy with another matter in the Windhoek Supreme Court.
The accused will now enter their pleas against their charges on 08 November 2017 in the presence of their respective defence lawyers - Mbanga Siyomuinji, Milton Engelbrecht, Brownwell Uirab, Miriam Kenaruzo, Trevor Brockerhoff and Nhinda.
State Advocate Martino Olivier is representing the prosecution in the trial.
The six appeared in the Katutura Magistrate's Court for the first time on 07 April 2015 and were denied bail on request by State representative Eric Naikaku due to the seriousness and complexity of the case.
They remain in police custody at the Windhoek Central Correctional Facility with no option to post bail until their next court appearance.