Mariental police officer’s assault case postponed to November

24 Oct 2018 16:20pm
REHOBOTH, 24 OCT (NAMPA) - A police officer arrested in July for allegedly assaulting his pregnant girlfriend, made his fourth appearance in the Mariental Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
Samuel Jantze appeared before Magistrate Anna Kruger on a charge of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. The case was postponed to 29 November for further investigations and for his legal aid application to be finalised.
He is out on bail of N.dollars 1 000.
It is alleged that Jantze, a constable at the Mariental Police Station, on 28 July assaulted Eva Kisting at the Mariental State Hospital’s nurses home.
He allegedly hit Kisting, who was eight months pregnant at the time, with his fists and a belt before damaging property near her room.
Public Prosecutor Reinhardt Jacobs represented the State in the matter.