Rehoboth man's murder and attempted murder case postponed for bail application

08 Apr 2019 17:10pm
REHOBOTH, 08 APR (NAMPA) – The case of a 45-year-old man arrested on charges of murder and attempted murder last month, was on Monday postponed for a bail hearing at the Rehoboth’s Magistrate’s Court.
Manfred Mouton’s case was postponed to 15 April 2019, when he made his fourth appearance before magistrate Ilge Rheent.
He appeared on charges of the murder and attempted murder of 26-year-old Saul van Wyk and Clive Fredericks, 29, respectively.
It is alleged that Mouton stabbed Van Wyk in the chest and Fredericks in the chest and arm in an argument over N.dollars 10 last month at Rehoboth’s Sonderwater informal settlement.
Van Wyk died on the spot, while Fredericks was rushed to St. Mary’s Hospital in a serious condition.
Prosecutor Zibiho Munenze, representing the State in the matter, last month opposed bail on the grounds that the matter is still in the early stages and because the State’s evidence in the matter is strong, with a possibility of interference and absconding by the accused.
The court however indicated that bail would be considered once more information is availed during a formal application.
Mouton is being represented by Winnie Christiaan and is held at the Rehoboth Police Station holding cells.