Two accused in Rehoboth attempted murder case still at large

25 Feb 2019 18:20pm
REHOBOTH, 25 FEB (NAMPA) – The case of four men accused of attempted murder after allegedly assaulting and stabbing a man in Rehoboth last year, saw another postponement after two of the accused did not appear before court on Monday.
Wilfred Africa, Daniel Mouton, Nelson Dausab and Debra Kondo were set to appear before Magistrate Desmond Beukes in the Rehoboth Magistrate’s Court on a charge of attempted murder. The case was on the roll for the tracing of the two accused, Africa and Mouton, who failed to appear again for the second time.
It was then postponed to Tuesday for them to be traced and arrested, while Dausab and Kondo were warned to appear in court.
During their last appearance on 11 February, the four accused’s State-funded lawyer Winnie Christiaans informed the court that Mouton called and informed him that they were on their way to northern Namibia. However, Christiaans said at the time he has no objection to a warrant of arrest being issued against his two clients.
It is alleged that they assaulted a man with planks and stabbed him with a knife in Rehoboth’s Block G residential area on 16 April 2018.
The victim sustained serious injuries and was rushed to the Windhoek Central Hospital for treatment and has since recovered.
Prosecutor Victor Mutumbulwa appeared for the State.
The accused are out on bail of N.dollars 1 500 each, with Africa and Mouton’s bail withdrawn provisionally and the bail money forfeited to the State until their arrest, while Dausab and Kondo’s bail was extended until their next court appearance.