Murder accused denied bail at Keetmanshoop

18 Feb 2019 11:20am
KEETMANSHOOP, 18 FEB (NAMPA) – A 34-year-old man who allegedly stabbed another man to death last week, was denied bail in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
The accused, Angula Immanuel Shaningilwe, made his first court appearance before Magistrate Philanda Christiaan.
Christiaan postponed the case to 26 March this year to allow for further police investigations and for Shaningilwe’s legal aid application.
Shaningilwe was denied bail because police investigations are at an early stage and because of fears that he might abscond as he also left the scene of the crime.
Bail was also denied because the granting of bail is not in the public interest and because of the seriousness of the offence.
The State was represented by Joas Neemwatya.
Shaningilwe stands accused of stabbing 45-year-old Joseph Johannes in the neck at a cuca shop in the Extension 7 informal settlement last Wednesday.
He is being held at the Keetmanshoop Police Station’s holding cells until his next court appearance.