Poly student stabbed to death

08 Dec 2013 19:10pm
WINDHOEK, 08 DEC (NAMPA) - A 22-year-old Polytechnic of Namibia student died of a stab wound on his back upon arrival at the Katutura State Hospital in the early hours of Sunday.
The Head of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Public Relations Division, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi said at a media briefing here on Sunday the deceased was stabbed by unknown assailants and found lying near Monte Christo Road in the Katutura residential area.
The incident occurred between 01h30 and 02h00.
The deceased has been identified as Moses Pombili Kamanya.
Kanguatjivi said no one has been arrested in connection with the matter yet, and police investigations continue.
In an unrelated incident, the body of a young man was found next to the fence of the Lions Club in Rehoboth’s Block B on Friday.
A member of the public discovered the body between 23h00 and midnight.
According to unconfirmed reports, the member of the public saw a group of young people fighting and he wanted to intervene, but the group started throwing stones at his vehicle so he left.
He however returned to the scene and upon his return discovered the body of the young man, who had a bloody nose and scratch marks on his face.
The deceased has been identified as the 19-year-old Harley Human.
His next of kin have been informed and the police investigation continues.
Meanwhile, the 20-year-old Mike Lambert succumbed to his injuries in St Mary's Hospital at Rehoboth after he was allegedly found lying in the street by his uncle with a stab wound on the right side of his chest on Saturday.
The incident occurred in Rehoboth's Block E at around 04h30.
A 25-year-old suspect has been arrested in connection with the matter and is expected to appear in court on Monday.
In Windhoek, Constable Filemon Garuseb was shot in the right foot and admitted to the Katutura State Hospital on Saturday.
The incident, which occurred in Trinidad Street, Katutura, followed an argument between the constable and another man after a car accident.
It is alleged that Constable Garuseb and his companions followed the man to his house after the collision, and as the suspect was busy closing his gate, an argument erupted. That was when the suspect allegedly drew his firearm and shot Constable Garuseb in the right foot.
The constable and his companions managed to overpower the suspect and confiscate his firearm, but the man then allegedly went into his house and returned with a shotgun.
He then apparently shot at the constable's vehicle, causing substantial damage.
(NAMPA)
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