15 January 2013

Namibia: Khomasdal Teen Stabbed to Death

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy was stabbed to death in Khomasdal on Sunday.

Deputy Commissioner Silvanus Nghishidimbwa yesterday said that Fransisco Abrao died after he and a neighbour (28) attacked each other in Garnet Street.

Although the fight took place at about 18h00, the incident was only reported to the police at 22h00 when the boy succumbed to his wounds in the Katutura State Hospital.

Nghishidimbwa said the 28-year-old neighbour had to undergo surgery. He is being treated in the Katutura State Hospital.

The police at Ndiyona in the Kavango Region are investigating a murder case after Frans Kandondo Ndimbi (36) was killed.

On January 4, at about 18h00, the suspect, Phillipus Sinkanda (45), allegedly assaulted Ndimbi, his brother, with a stick. Sinkanda was allegedly under the influence of alcohol. Ndimbi later died in hospital.

A day after Thomas Ntinda (30) went missing from Onandjokwe village in the Oshito Region, his body was found hanging from a tree. He apparently had committed suicide. No suicide note was left behind.

A pedestrian died after he was hit by a car on the road between Okatope and Omuthiya on January 6. The deceased has not been identified yet. A case of culpable homicide is being investigated.

The police at Okondjatu are looking for a suspect, Tjono Makono (18), who escaped from custody on January 11. He was arrested late last year in connection with cases of rape and robbery.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is requested to contact the nearest police station.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested at Rehoboth on January 9 after he allegedly beat Pombili Twelimangulula Shakelange (23) to death.

The suspect and the deceased were allegedly drinking together in the Block E residential area when they started quarrelling and then started fighting. The suspect then allegedly beat Shakelange with a knobkierie.

According to the police, the suspect then stole the deceased's firearm, two cellphones and a pair of shoes.

Another case of murder is being investigated at Rehoboth after the body of Gert Bikeur (34) was found next to a shop in the town's Block B residential area on January 9.

The police say his body was found in a pool of blood with a stab wound in his neck.

It is alleged that he was followed by a white Isuzu bakkie with three men inside. The men allegedly beat and stabbed Bikeur and left his semi-naked body behind. No arrests have yet been made.

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