Murder and attempted murder case at Rehoboth postponed

05 Feb 2019 17:10pm
REHOBOTH, 05 FEB (NAMPA) – A 45-year-old man arrested for the alleged murder of a 26-year-old man and attempted murder of another man at Rehoboth’s Sonderwater informal settlement, made his first appearance in court here on Monday.
Manfred Mouton appeared before Magistrate Bernadine Kubersky on charges of murder of Saul van Wyk and attempted murder of Clive Fredericks, 29.
His case was postponed to 27 February for further investigations and for him to get legal representation.
Mouton indicated that he will enlist the services of a private lawyer.
It is alleged that the accused stabbed Van Wyk on the left side of the chest with a knife and then also stabbed Fredericks on the left side of the chest and upper arm in a quarrel over N.dollars 10.
Van Wyk died on the spot while Fredericks was rushed in a serious condition to St. Mary’s Hospital.
Public prosecutor Zibiho Munenze representing the State in the matter opposed bail on the grounds that the matter is still in its infant stages and that the State’s evidence in the matter is quite strong, with a possibility of interference and absconding by the accused.
The court however indicated to the accused that bail will be considered when more information is availed during a formal application.
Mouton was remanded in custody at the Rehoboth Police Station holding cells.