Keetmans prison warden recovering from shooting

31 Dec 2013 11:50am
KEETMANSHOOP, 31 DEC (NAMPA) – The 24-year-old Tessa Christiaan, a prison warden from Keetmanshoop who survived multiple gunshots by her boyfriend last week, is still recovering in the Windhoek Central Hospital.
Chief Inspector Bennie Groenewald of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) here informed Nampa upon enquiry Tuesday that three bullets were removed from Christiaan’s body by doctors, but one still remains.
She was shot four times - twice in the stomach, and once in the neck and shoulder, respectively.
“One bullet is still stuck in the neck, it is still to be removed,” Groenewald said.
She was shot by her boyfriend Andries Hosea Tsei-tseimou, 41, who later turned the gun on himself. He died instantly from a bullet to the head.
NamPol’s Detective Sergeant Paulus Apollus told this news agency last week, that Tsei-Tseimou went for a tombstone unveiling at Berseba village, and while there he apparently received information from a friend that his girlfriend was with another man.
He allegedly called his girlfriend and threatened to shoot her and himself dead when he returns from Berseba.
“She informed her friend about the threats, and her friend advised her to alert the Police. From there, she went home and that is where she was found by the boyfriend,” Apollus had said.
The detective sergeant added that the couple reportedly had a history of fighting, and the deceased had threatened to shoot the girlfriend before.
Apollus said a few months ago, the couple fought and when the girlfriend ran away from the fight, the boyfriend fired a shot in her direction.
“She opened a case against her boyfriend for assault and shooting, but later withdrew it,” said the detective.
Tsei-tseimou, who is a former police officer, was working for the Roads Authority in Keetmanshoop.