Man accused of stabbing girlfriend to death back in court at Keetmanshoop

26 Jun 2019 14:20pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 26 JUN (NAMPA) – A 22-year-old man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend here last year, made another appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
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 Olivia van der Colff, who postponed the case to 28 August this year for further police investigations.
During his first court appearance on 06 November 2018, Petrus informed the court that he wanted to apply for legal aid and Stephen Coetzee was appointed to represent him.
He was granted bail of N.dollars 3 000 on 08 April this year by Magistrate Melissa Mungunda.
The State was represented by Frederick van der Colf.
In another case, a 41-year-old man arrested after being found in possession of 50 Mandrax tablets in February this year, made another court appearance before Magistrate Van der Colff on Wednesday.
Ludwig JonkerÂ’s case was postponed to 13 September 2019, while the results of laboratory tests conducted on the drugs, are pending.
Jonker was arrested on 05 February during a random search by the police in KeetmanshoopÂ’s Tseiblaagte residential area.
The tablets valued at N.dollars 5 000 were found under the driverÂ’s seat of his car.
He was released on bail of N.dollars 3 000 during his first appearance in February.
The accused was represented in court by privately-instructed defence lawyer, Percy McNally, while the State was represented by Marlon Adams.