28 Dec 2018 15:40pm
WINDHOEK, 28 DEC (NAMPA) Five men appeared in the Katutura Magistrates Court on Thursday in connection with murders committed since last Friday.
Magistrate Antonius Shapumba postponed the cases to next year due to various reasons.
Petrus Kondjeni appeared in court for the first time for the death of Seun Tjonzongoro.
He allegedly stabbed Tjonzongoro in the chest at Herero Mall last Friday.
Prosecutor Victoria Thompson recommended that bail be denied because the accused might interfere with State witnesses.
She further explained that Kondjeni faces serious charges and should therefore remain in custody.
Kondjeni's case was postponed to 28 March 2019.
On the same day at Otjomuise, Trevor Hubeb allegedly stabbed Engelbecht Malnia while attempting to rob him.
Hubebs case was postponed to 20 March 2019 for further police investigation. He remains in custody at the Otjomuise Police Station.
Meanwhile, Matheus Shipingana stands accused of killing Johannes Lapindja on Sunday.
He remains in custody at the Wanaheda Police Station until his next appearance on 27 March 2019.
In another case Enrico van Rooi stands accused of stabbing Rudy Gertse to death on Monday.
Van Rooi, who remains in custody in the Dordabis Police Station, said he understands the charges and allegations against him.
During his prosecution the court noticed scratches which the accused person sustained during the incident, but which were not recorded. The defence indicated that it is essential to record the scratches as it will play a pivotal role during the trial and bail application, which is to be presented on 22 February 2019.
John Mukongo, who also appeared for the first time on Thursday for allegedly murdering Moses Enice on Christmas Day, remains in custody at the Wanaheda Police Station.
His case could not be processed because he does not understand English and an interpreter was not available.
Mukongo was set to appear in court again on Friday.