Case of Rehoboth man accused of murder postponed to January

05 Dec 2018 17:00pm
REHOBOTH, 05 DEC (NAMPA) - A 25-year-old man arrested for the murder of 28-year-old Harold Rooi in Rehoboth on 12 November, made his second appearance in the Rehoboth Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
Sagaria Levi appeared before Acting Magistrate Lina Ishitile on a charge of murder and his case was postponed to 24 January for legal aid application and further police investigations.
It is alleged that Levi and his girlfriend were quarrelling. Rooi reportedly overheard the argument while he was passing by their house with his friend and decided to go in and try to intervene. Levi then allegedly stabbed him in the neck.
He was rushed to the St Mary’s Hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.
Public Prosecutor Victor Mutumbulwa who represented the State in the matter said Levi already has one other charge of murder against him, for which he was out on bail.
He said granting bail at this stage would not be in the public interest as fears exist that he will commit a similar offence.
Levi was remanded in custody until his next court appearance.