8 January 2013

Namibia: Councillor Sheehama to Launch Bail Application

Windhoek — The Chairperson of the Opuwo Town Council's Management Committee, Rex Sheehama who is in custody over the death of Quibeck Tjiwewe Kavetu is expected to launch an urgent bail application soon.

Sheehama appeared in the Opuwo Magistrate's Court before Liina Iyambo on January 4 and was denied bail. The matter was remanded to March 28, 2013 for further investigations and the councillor remains in police custody.

The Deputy Commander of the Kunene Police, Deputy Commissioner James Nderura told New Era yesterday that Sheehama was expected to launch an urgent bail application, but he first has to obtain the services of a lawyer. There are no lawyers in the area.

Sheehama was arrested on Thursday last week on a charge of murder, after he allegedly killed the 34-year-old Kavetu. In his defense, Sheehama said he was shooting at an eagle on his farm with his pistol when the bullet struck Kavetu who was walking in the bush, some 497 metres away, in the chest.

Sheehama was arrested after forensic results confirmed that the bullet that killed Kavetu came from his pistol.

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