New Era (Windhoek)

Namibia: Security Guard in Court for Murder

The case in which a security guard at a local filling station who fired shots at two men who allegedly bought food without paying, faces one charge of murder and one of attempted murder was postponed to March 18 in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court last week Monday.

Petrus Valombola, who was granted bail in the amount of N$5 000 on July 7 last year is alleged to have shot and killed Zhaann Beukes and attempted to kill Zennon Jantze with a 9mm pistol between the hours of 02h00 and 03h00 on Sunday, April 15 2012.

According to earlier reports Beukes and Jantze accompanied by another man arrived at the filling station, took goods from the shop and left without paying. It was further reported that Beukes and Jantze took off on foot, while the third man jumped into a vehicle and drove off.

Valombola allegedly followed the two on foot and fired shots in their direction just as they were about to jump into a vehicle not far from the shop. It is said that one of the bullets struck the deceased in the head and another bullet the second man in his hip.

Beukes apparently died on the scene, while both Jantze and Valombola were arrested. The case was postponed pending the release of laboratory results.

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