Swakopmund culpable homicide case sees another postponement

10 Jan 2019 14:30pm
SWAKOPMUND, 10 JAN (NAMPA) – The case of Natangwe Wilhelm, who stands accused of running over a toddler and causing his death in Swakopmund’s Mondesa residential area in December, has seen another postponement.
The case of the 25-year-old Wilhelm, who made his second appearance in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court on Thursday after a postponement on 11 December 2018, was postponed to allow for the finalisation of his legal aid application.
This was according to Magistrate Conchita Olivier, who presided over the matter.
Despite being denied bail on his first appearance, the accused, who was reportedly under the influence of alcohol during the time of the incident, is now out on bail after being granted the opportunity to apply for it before the second court date, with the provision that he has valid reasons for wanting to be released.
Wilhelm was driving a taxi when he allegedly ran over one-year-old Leonard Ukelo on 09 December 2018.
The toddlers was crossing the road near his home.
Prosecutor Dalon Quickfall represented the State.