The Namibian (Windhoek)

29 April 2013

Namibia: Police Worried About Alcohol-Related Crime

SIX people were killed in different parts of the country over the weekend, while three fatal car accidents and one rape were reported to the police.

Denver Manuel (28) was kicked and stoned by four suspects after a fight with his ex-girlfriend in Richardine Kloppers Street, Khomasdal, on Saturday at about 03h30. He was admitted to the Katutura State Hospital and died the following day. The four suspects, including a 17-year-old minor, were arrested and are expected to appear in the Magistrate's Court in Katutura today.

At Noaspoort School, which is between Groot Aub and Luiperdsvallei, Eben Afrikaner (21) died after he was stabbed by a 60-year-old pensioner after a quarrel. It was reported that the two were under the influence of alcohol. The suspect was arrested, and is expected to appear in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court today. In Henties Bay's Omundele location, Felix Uwu-Khaeb (33) died after he was stabbed during a quarrel. His 37-year-old girlfriend was arrested and is expected to appear in the Swakopmund Magistrate's Court today.

Tomas Shofi (30) died of head injuries sustained in a fight that started at Oushakeneno Bar in Kuisebmond, Walvis Bay. A suspect was arrested and is expected to appear in the Swakopmund Magistrate's Court today. At Keetmanshoop, Josef Claasen (36) died after he was stabbed in the Tseiblaagte location on Saturday afternoon. Claasen was apparently fighting with his two sisters when their brother (31) intervened and allegedly stabbed him. The suspect is expected to appear in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate's Court today.

Also in Tseiblaagte, Ernest Isaak (27) was stabbed to death early yesterday morning. Isaaks had allegedly tried to stop a fight between two female neighbours. A suspect was arrested and is expected to appear in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate's Court today.

Martin Kahingunga (26) died when a car he was travelling in overturned on a gravel road near Otjimbingwe. Five other people, including the driver, sustained serious injuries and were admitted to the Usakos State Hospital.

Chrispenis Hatzkin (28) died after he was hit by a BMW car in Keetmanshoop's Krönlein area at 04h00 on Saturday. The driver failed to stop but was later arrested in Karasburg and is expected to appear in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate's Court today.

On Friday at about 14h45, Claudius Tjiho (36) died when his Isuzu bakkie overturned at the Hosea Kutako International Airport's T-junction. Five adults and six children were injured and admitted to the Roman Catholic and Katutura hospitals. One of the children later died. The family was travelling from Walvis Bay to Aminuis for a funeral.

At Walvis Bay, a female security officer who was guarding a construction site was raped. A suspect was arrested and will appear in the Walvis Bay Magistrate's Court today. Josephat Subeb (28) was found hanging from the roof of his shack in Swakopmund's Mondesa area on Sunday. No suicide note was left but no foul play is suspected.

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