Farmworker stabbed dead during argument over tobacco

11 Nov 2017 10:10am
OTJIWARONGO, 11 NOV (NAMPA) - A 48-year-old man died on his way to the Otjiwarongo State Hospital, where he was taken shortly after being stabbed in the chest with a knife during an argument over tobacco at Farm Omukandi on Friday.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force in the region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha confirmed the incident to Nampa on Friday afternoon, saying the stabbing incident occurred at about 01h30 on the farm situated approximately 90 kilometres west of Otjiwarongo in the Otjozondjupa Region.
The deceased, whose relatives are yet to be informed, was a worker at the farm.
He and a 33-year-old worker from another farm had an argument over tobacco, said Mbeha.
“It was during this argument that the suspect allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed him once in the chest at his residence on the farm,” she added.
Shortly after the stabbing, the deceased was taken to the Otjiwarongo State Hospital where he was declared dead upon arrival.
The suspect was arrested that same morning on a charge of murder and is expected to appear in the Otjiwarongo Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Police investigations continue.