Man accused of murder seeks bail at Keetmanshoop

29 May 2019 14:40pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 29 MAY (NAMPA) – A 34-year-old man accused of stabbing another man to death here in February this year, brought a formal bail application before the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
Angula Immanuel Shaningilwe brought the application when he made his third court appearance before Magistrate Olivia van der Colff, who postponed his case to 31 May for a bail hearing application.
He stands accused of stabbing 45-year-old Joseph Johannes in the neck at a cucashop in the Extension 7 informal settlement on 13 February.
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.
The State was represented by Lewis Chigunwe.
The accused was then remanded in custody at the Keetmanshoop Police holding cells until his next court appearance.