Windhoek — POLICE in the Ohangwena Region are looking for a man who allegedly brutally assaulted his mother-in-law at Ongonga village on December 1.
Martha Rymund (78) is being treated for her injuries in the Oshakati State Hospital.
Her jaw and left arm were broken in the assault, and her left ear was cut with a panga.
Rymund told The Namibian that her daughter came to live with her in the village to escape from her allegedly abusive husband.
The husband turned up at Rymund's homestead on the evening of December 1, looking for his wife.
Rymund's daughter and other young people living with them fled, leaving the elderly woman alone at the mercy of her son-in-law.
After allegedly beating and kicking the old woman, he hacked half her ear off with a panga, tore off her clothes and left her naked and unconscious.
A neighbour called the Police and Rymund was taken to hospital.
Another woman, Laurentia Ndatoolewe Nangolo (39) from Omundaungilo village in the Ohangwena Region, also had to be rushed to hospital after her husband allegedly chopped off her hand on December 5.
Her husband, Levi Ndafelaim, has been charged with attempted murder.