Farmer murder case postponed to early September

09 Aug 2019 17:20pm
WINDHOEK, 09 AUG (NAMPA) – The case of a farm worker on trial in the Windhoek High Court for allegedly killing a farmer in the Outjo area in 2017, was on Friday postponed to 03 September this year.
Johannes Katanga, 31, allegedly killed Outjo farmer Heinz Kossmann, 71, on 25 September 2017 by shooting him with a firearm at farm Aasvoelkrans in the Outjo district.
The case was postponed by Acting Judge Orben Sibeya after hearing the testimony of the deceased’s wife, Gesa Friederike Kossmann, who explained that she found blood stains on the floor of their house upon her return from a vacation on 27 September 2017.
The accused was arrested on the 26 September after he allegedly attacked and robbed the 71-year-old farmer at his farm and used a firearm that was in the garage to shoot Kossmann in the leg, and tied his hands behind his back during the attack.
Katanga made his first appearance on the 27 September 2017 in the Outjo Magistrate’s
Katanga pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder, a count of robbery with aggravating circumstances, and a charge of attempted robbery with aggravating circumstances.
He is remanded in custody at the Windhoek Correctional Facility.
Tangeni Iitula represented the State, while Kenneth Siambango represented the accused.