Mariental attempted murder case withdrawn

31 Jan 2019 10:40am
REHOBOTH, 31 JAN (NAMPA) – A 23-year-old man arrested for attempted murder after allegedly stabbing his cousin in the head with a screwdriver on 27 October in Mariental, was released after the victim withdrew the matter on Wednesday.
Deon Swartbooi made his third appearance at the Magistrate’s Court in Mariental before Magistrate Vincent Nzaca on a charge of attempted murder of Jacques Fritz, after which his case was withdrawn.
He has been detained at the Mariental Police holding cells.
It is alleged that Swartbooi stabbed Fritz with the screwdriver in the head after an argument at home.
Swartbooi was warned by the court that offences such as that would not be tolerated and that he will face the wrath of the law if he repeats the offence again.
Public Prosecutor Romeo Dimitri |Gôagoseb represented the State in the matter.