Alleged murder back in court at Keetmanshoop
11 Jul 2019 15:00pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 11 JUL (NAMPA) Police investigations in a case of a 34-year-old man who allegedly stabbed and killed a 45-year-old man here in February this year are still incomplete.
The accused, Angula Immanuel Shaningilwe, appeared before Magistrate Olivia van der Colff in the Keetmanshoop Magistrates Court on Thursday, when the magistrate postponed the matter to 12 September 2019 to allow for further police investigations.
During his first court appearance on 15 February, Shaningilwe was denied bail because police investigations were at an early stage and because of fear that he might abscond as he also allegedly left the scene of the crime.
Bail was also denied because it was not in the public interest and because of the seriousness of the offence.
Also during his first court appearance, the accused indicated that he will apply for a legal aid lawyer and Stephen Coetzee was appointed to represent him.
Marlon Adams represented the State.
Shaningilwe stands accused of stabbing 45-year-old Joseph Johannes in the neck at a bar in Extension 7 informal settlement on 13 February.
Shaningilwe is remanded in custody at the Keetmanshoop Police Holding Cells, pending his next court appearance.