Rehoboth murder accused pleads not guilty

27 Mar 2019 19:10pm
REHOBOTH, 27 MAR (NAMPA) - A 25-year-old man arrested for murder in Rehoboth on 12 November 2018 entered a not guilty plea when he made his fourth appearance in the Rehoboth Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
Sagaria Levi stands accused of stabbing the 28-year-old Harold Rooi to death.
Levi appeared before Magistrate Ilge Rheent on a charge of murder and his case was postponed to 25 April for a decision by the Prosecutor General.
It is alleged that Levi and his girlfriend were quarrelling. Rooi reportedly overheard the argument while he was passing by their house with a friend and decided to go in and try to intervene. Levi then allegedly stabbed him in the neck. Rooi was rushed to St Mary’s Hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.
Levi already has one other charge of murder against him, for which he was out on bail.
Public prosecutor Zibiho Munzenze, who represented the State in the matter, said granting bail at this stage would not be in the public interest as fears exist that the accused will commit a similar offence.
Levi was represented by lawyer Damian Vernon Esau, appointed by the Directorate of Legal Aid, and was remanded in custody until his next court appearance.
(NAMPA)
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