Investigations into Noordhoek murder case still pending

26 Jun 2019 08:40am
KEETMANSHOOP, 26 JUN (NAMPA) – Police investigations into the case of a 20 year-old man who stands accused of stabbing a 45-year-old man to death in June last year here, are still pending.
This was made known to the accused, Richard Swartz, when he made another court appearance before Magistrate Olivia Van der Colff in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
His case was postponed to 29 August this year for further police investigations.
The State was represented by Frederick van der Colf.
Swartz allegedly stabbed Moses Diba in the chest, causing his death at a bottle store in the Noordhoek residential area on the night of 29 June 2018.
He allegedly grabbed a knife from Diba, who was assaulting Swartz’s ex-girlfriend, and stabbed him. Diba died on the spot.
During his first court appearance on 02 July last year, Swartz indicated that he would apply for Legal Aid and Quinton Haoseb was appointed to represent him.
On the same day the accused was denied bail because police investigations were at an early and sensitive stage.
Swartz remains in custody at the police holding cells in Keetmanshoop until his next court appearance.