Alleged killers appear before court at Keetmanshoop

26 Mar 2019 15:20pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 26 MAR (NAMPA) - A 34-year-old man who allegedly stabbed and killed a 45-year-old man here in February this year made his second court appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
The accused, Angula Immanuel Shaningilwe, appeared before Magistrate Philanda Christiaan, who postponed his case to 29 May this year to allow for further police investigations and for the accused to acquire legal representation through the Ministry of Justice’s legal aid department.
During his first court appearance on 15 February, Shaningilwe was denied bail because police investigations were at an early stage and because of fears that he might abscond as he also allegedly 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.
Shaningilwe stands accused of stabbing 45-year-old Joseph Johannes in the neck at a cuca shop in the Extension 7 informal settlement on 13 February.
In another case, a 34-year-old man accused of stabbing and killing his girlfriend here in December last year, also made a brief appearance before Christiaan.
The accused, Charles Awaseb’s case was postponed to 15 April 2019 for further police investigations and legal aid application.
Awaseb was denied bail during his first appearance on 02 January 2019 because police investigations were still at an early stage and it is not in the interest of the proper administration of justice to grant bail.
Awaseb allegedly stabbed 35-year-old Juliana Isaaks with a knife in the neck on 30 December 2018.
Isaaks died on the spot.
The State was represented by Marlon Adams in both matters.
Awaseb and Shaningilwe were remanded in custody at the Keetmanshoop Police holding cells until their next court appearance.