Alleged killer gets bail at Keetmanshoop

08 Apr 2019 18:40pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 08 APR (NAMPA) - A 22-year-old man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend here in November last year, was on Monday granted bail of N.dollars 3 000 in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court.
Immanuel Petrus allegedly stabbed 28-year-old Engeline Rooi at a bar in the Tseiblaagte residential area on 03 November 2018.
Rooi was declared dead upon arrival at the Keetmanshoop State Hospital.
Petrus appeared before Magistrate Melissa Mungunda, who granted bail on the condition that the accused does not interfere with police investigations.
She also ordered Petrus to surrender all his travelling documents to the investigating officer and to not leave the Keetmanshoop district without informing the officer.
Bail was further granted on condition that the accused will report to the Keetmanshoop Police Station every Monday and Friday between 07h00 and 18h00 and will not commit any offences while out on bail.
Mungunda thereafter postponed the case to 26 June this year for further police investigations.
The State was represented by Frederick van der Colf.
During his first court appearance on 06 November 2018, Petrus was denied bail out of fear that he might interfere with police investigations, which were at an early stage. It was also not in the public interest for bail to be granted.
At the time, the accused informed the court that he wished to apply for legal aid and Stephen Coetzee was appointed to represent him in the matter.