Rehoboth man's alleged murder and attempted murder case postponed to August

11 Jul 2019 16:20pm
REHOBOTH, 11 JUL (NAMPA) - The case of a 45-year-old man arrested on charges of murder and attempted murder in February this year, was on Thursday postponed to 07 August at the Rehoboth’s Magistrate’s Court.
The accused, Manfred Mouton’s made his sixth appearance before magistrate Bernadine Kubersky who postponed the matter in order for the accused to finalise his legal aid application.
He appeared on charges of the murder and attempted murder of 26-year-old Saul van Wyk and Clive Fredericks, 29, respectively.
It is alleged that on 03 February 2019, Mouton stabbed Van Wyk in the chest and Fredericks in the chest and arm during an argument over N.dollars 10 at Rehoboth’s Sonderwater informal settlement.
Van Wyk died on the spot, while Fredericks was rushed to the St. Mary’s Hospital in a serious condition.
Representing the State, Prosecutor Abraham Abraham, opposed bail on the grounds that the matter is still being investigated, the State’s evidence in the matter is strong and for fear that the accused might interfere and abscond.
The court however indicated that bail would be considered once more information is availed during a formal application.
Mouton is being held at the Rehoboth Police Station holding cells.