Rehoboth man arrested murder and attempted murder

04 Feb 2019 10:10am
REHOBOTH, 04 FEB (NAMPA) – A 45-year-old man was arrested for alleged murder of a 26-year-old man and attempted murder of another man in Rehoboth in the early hours of Sunday at Sonderwater informal Settlement of the town.

The Namibian Police Force's crime investigations coordinator for the Hardap Region, Deputy Commissioner Eric Clay, told Nampa on Sunday that the incident happened at around 05h00 at Erf 02 in Block E.

“It is alleged that the suspect stabbed the deceased on the left side of the chest with a knife and that he died on the spot. Thereafter, he also stabbed another man twice on the left side of the chest and upper -arm after a quarrel over N.dollars 10,” Clay said.

He said the second victim, a 29-year-old man, was then rushed in a serious condition to the St. Mary’s Hospital.

The deceased was identified as Saul van Wyk and his next of kin was informed of his death. The other victim was identified as Clive Fredericks.

The suspect was arrested and investigations into the matter continue.

In a separate incident in Mariental, a 25-year-old man was arrested and his alleged accomplice is still at large after they overpowered and raped a 34-year-old woman on Saturday.

Clay told Nampa on Sunday that the incident happened at around 22h50 in Aimablaagte location of the southern town.

“A 34-year-old lady reported that she was drinking tombo at a certain house in Aimablaagte and later when she left, two men who were also at the same place followed her to the side of the graveyard and they overpowered her, removed her underwear and raped [her] by giving each other changes,” Clay said.

One of the suspects, whose name is withheld as he is yet to appear in court, was arrested and the second suspect is still at large.

Police investigations continue.