Man hacked with panga on head at Akazulu village: Police

09 Sep 2019 17:30pm
WINDHOEK, 09 SEP (NAMPA)- A man is fighting for his life at the Onandjokwe Lutheran Church Hospital in a serious condition after another man hacked him with a panga on the forehead at Akazulu village in the Engoodi Constituency in Oshikoto Region over the weekend.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in a crime report availed to Nampa on Monday said the alleged attempted murder incident took place on Friday last week at about 13h00 at Akazulu village.
It is alleged that the suspect, 30, allegedly hacked the victim, also 30, with a panga on the forehead and the victim sustained an open wound during a fighting that erupted when the victim was allegedly defending his ex-girlfriend.
According to the report, the suspect also sustained head injuries after he was beaten by the victim with a knobkerrie during the fight.
The suspect, who also received medical treatment at the same hospital, was discharged from the hospital and arrested immediately thereafter.
The suspect already appeared in the Tsumeb Magistrate's Court on Monday morning.
In a separate incident, a 30-year-old woman is also receiving medical treatment at the Katutura State Hospital after her boyfriend allegedly hacked her with a panga on the head and hands, causing multiple injuries.
The alleged attempted murder incident took place on Saturday at about 20h20 in Katutura.
It is not known at this stage as to what caused the incident.
The suspect allegedly also cut himself with the same panga before fleeing the scene in his car and committed suicide by hanging himself with a plastic rope in the bushes in the Okapuka area on the northern outskirts of Windhoek.
The victim's condition is reported being serious.
His vehicle and the panga used to hack the victim were all found in the vicinity of the lifeless body in the Okapuka area.
The deceased's next of kin were informed and police investigations continue.
In a separate but similar matter, the police at Ondobe in Ohangwena Region said Jason Shadjanale Shiweda, 25, died on Friday last week at Onheleiwa village near Okatope, in Ondobe Constituency, after another man, 26, allegedly stabbed him on the right side of his chest with Okapi pocket knife and the victim died on the sport.
Police investigations reveal that the two men were involved in an altercation on Thursday at about 22h00 at Ilawalya business point in Okatope village.
Police investigations continue.
The Police at Walvis Bay in Erongo Region arrested two men (ages 26 and 25) on Friday at about 21h00 at Standard Bank Business Centre in Nangolo Mbumba Drive after they were found in unlawful possession of protected wildlife products -one elephant tusk and one pangolin skin - with the intention of selling the wildlife products. The value of the products is as yet unknown.
Police investigations continue.
The Police at the northern border town of Oshikango are investigating a case of culpable homicide after Isabel Ndapanda Mbangula, six-years-old, was hit and injured by a passing Toyota Corolla sedan while she was crossing the road at about 10h50 at Omafo village along the Oshikango/Ondangwa main road.
Police investigations to establish the exact circumstances of the accident continue.
In another incident, a 30-year-old woman was arrested on Friday at Kamanjab after being found in illegal possession of 43 parcels of pure cannabis in her house and she has already appeared before the Kamanjab Magistrate's Court on Monday. The value of the cannabis is yet to be established.
In another matter, the police at Wanaheda in Katutura is investigating an incident of baby dumping after a live new-born baby girl was found wrapped in a plastic bag by members of the public at about 18h00 at Salt Spring Street in Greenwell Matongo informal settlement.
The baby was rushed to the Katutura State Hospital, where she is currently admitted and is reported to be in a stable condition. The suspected mother is not yet known.