Murder accused appear before court

01 Jan 2019 15:40pm
WINDHOEK, 01 JAN (NAMPA) – Three men accused of murdering Josef Mulandji in Windhoek in December made their first appearance in the Katutura Magistrate's Court on Monday.
King Iipinge, 24; Patrick Betswana, 23; and Amon Tangi, 19; appeared before Magistrate Antonius Shapumba who postponed the case to 29 April 2019 to allow for further police investigations.
They were remanded in custody at the Katutura Police Station until their next court appearance.
It is alleged that Mulandji was having drinks with a colleague at a bar in the Mix informal settlement when a fight broke out between the deceased and the accused around 23h00 on 21 December 2018.
There was a power cut for about 10 minutes and during this time Mulandji was stabbed in the back.
He succumbed to his injuries on Sunday and the trio was arrested the same day.
During their court appearance, Shapumba advised the accused to be cautious about what they say regarding the trial while in custody as it can be used against them during trial.
The prosecutor on duty was Menencia Hinda.
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