Mariental attempted murder suspect denied bail

25 Feb 2019 18:00pm
REHOBOTH, 25 FEB (NAMPA) – The 50-year-old man arrested after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend with a panga, was refused bail during his first appearance in the Mariental Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Eligius Shaningwa appeared before Magistrate Anna Katrina Kruger on a charge of attempted murder and his case was postponed to 27 March for legal aid application and to allow for further investigations.
It is alleged that Shaningwa, the boyfriend of the 31-year-old victim, struck her several times over the head in the Oshiwana Penduka informal settlement on Saturday, after he accused her of cheating on him.
She sustained serious injuries.
The victim was rushed to the Mariental State Hospital and was then transferred to Windhoek for further medical attention.