PG’s decision not yet available in Keetmanshoop alleged murder case

23 Sep 2019 19:00pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 23 SEP (NAMPA) – The Prosecutor-General (PG)’s decision in a case of a 34-year-old man who stands accused of allegedly stabbing and killing his girlfriend here in December 2018, is not yet available.
The accused, Charles Awaseb made another appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court before magistrate Melissa Mungunda on Monday.
She postponed the case to 07 November 2019 to allow the PG to make a decision on the finalisation of the charges and on which court the case would be heard in.
During his first court appearance on 02 January this year, Awaseb was denied bail because police investigations were still at an early stage and it is not in the interest of the proper administration of justice to grant bail.
On 08 May 2019, the accused brought forth a bail application, which was however denied by Mungunda who at the time indicated that the court is not satisfied that it is in the interest of the administration of justice for Awaseb to be granted bail.
Also during his first court appearance, the accused indicated that he would apply for a legal aid lawyer and Stephen Coetzee was appointed to represent him.
The State was represented by Frederick van der Colf.
It is alleged that on 30 December 2018, Awaseb stabbed 35-year-old Juliana Isaaks with a knife who died on the spot.
Awaseb was remanded in custody at the Keetmanshoop police holding cells until his next court appearance.