The Namibian (Windhoek)

28 January 2013

Namibia: Woman Stabbed Fifty Times

A WOMAN whose naked body was found in Katutura on Friday was stabbed 50 times all over her body. It is suspected that she was also sexually assaulted.

Superintendent Helena Mootseng, the City Police spokesperson, yesterday said that the woman's underwear was found next to her body. There was no sign of the rest of her clothes on the scene.

Her body was detected by passers-by in the bushes in Okuryangava at about 06h30.

By yesterday afternoon, she had not yet been identified.

Mootseng said a man who had suspected it was his daughter realised it was not her when he went to the police mortuary.

The woman is suspected to be between 20 and 25 years old.

It is understood that she has a missing tooth and a tattoo on her back.

No one has been arrested in connection with the killing.

On Thursday at about 23h00 at Okatumba cattle post in the Okahao constituency, a 24-year-old Angolan citizen was stabbed several times in the back and left arm with a pocket knife after an argument between him and the suspect.

He sustained serious injuries and was rushed to the Okahao State Hospital from where he was transferred to the Oshakati State Hospital.

According to Inspector Stephan Nuuyi, a police spokesperson, the suspect is still at large.

On Tuesday, at about 18h00 in the Oshitudha village in the Tsandi constituency, a one-year-old baby boy, Simeon Mwanyekange Kambungu, drowned in a bucket of water.

It is suspected that he was trying to drink some water and accidentally fell into the bucket. On Wednesday, a three-year-old girl, Marinango Tjiumbua, died after she and her grandmother were both bitten by a snake while sleeping in their homestead outside Opuwo.

The grandmother is in the Opuwo State Hospital in a stable condition.

Also on Tuesday, in the Mambangu village near Rundu, a two-year-old girl, Ihemba Aune Kinda, died after suffocating.

The police investigation continues.

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