Weekend marred by murders

27 Nov 2017 21:00pm
WINDHOEK, 27 NOV (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police are investigating several murders over the past weekend.
The police said in its daily crime report issued on Monday that 21-year-old Ngatangwe Murangi died instantly after being stabbed twice in the neck and chest at about 22h00 on Sunday in 8ste Laan’s Kitunda Street in Windhoek.
Onlookers told police that Murangi and a 33-year-old man got into a fight after the suspect accused Murangi of wearing his missing shoes.
The suspect is in custody.
Another murder case was reported in Windhoek on the same day following the death of Mervin Immanuel, 24, at the Katutura State Hospital after he was stabbed in the chest with a knife at Six Bar, Shanghai Street in Shandumbala at about 21h57.
It is alleged that Immanuel was busy barbecuing meat when two men approached him. A fight ensued and Immanuel was stabbed. He died just a few minutes after arriving at the hospital.
Both suspects have been arrested and are expected to appear in court soon.
Another man, 31-year-old Samuel Tsei-Tsei, also succumbed to stab wounds to the neck following a fight between him and an unidentified man at around 11h00 in Hakahana’s Etetewe Street in the capital on Sunday.
Tsei-Tsei was rushed to the Katutura State Hospital but was declared dead upon arrival.
According to the report, the suspect is known but not yet arrested.
Meanwhile in the //Kharas Region, the body of a man was found hanging on a dam wall at Farm Swartbas West on Sunday.
It is alleged that the deceased, who has been identified as 29-year-old Hendrick Hermanus Rooi, walked from nearby Aroab to Swartbas West on the same day he allegedly hanged himself.
The body was discovered by a farmworker at about 06h00.
According to the report, no foul play is suspected and no suicide note was found.
In Bethanie, a 34-year-old man died on the spot after he was allegedly stabbed with a knife on Sunday at around 22h00 at Penehafo, a local shebeen.
A 24-year-old male suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder and is expected to appear in court soon.
In Walvis Bay, 43-year-old Filipus Mathias was found dead at a dumping site at about 08h00 on Sunday.
His body was taken to the local mortuary where a post mortem will be conducted.
Also in Windhoek, Ueyakoyao Uemena, 26, sustained serious injuries after he was shot in his back and lower abdomen with a pistol in a shebeen brawl on Sunday.
The incident happened at about 19h00 at a shebeen in Mamedi Street, Otjomuise.
The victim was admitted to the Katutura State Hospital and is said to be in a serious, but stable condition.
The suspect, a 47-year-old man, handed himself over to police and is expected to appear in court soon.
(NAMPA)
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