WINDHOEK - A 31-year-old man’s burned body was found in the early morning hours of Saturday in the vicinity of Otjomuise, according to Namibian Police Deputy Commissioner Sylvanus Nghishindimbwa.
The man, who has been identified as Eliakim Kandali Inane, a student at the International University of Management (IUM), was apparently driving the taxi of his cousin on Friday when unknown suspects who are still at large attacked him and burned the Toyota Corolla with him inside.
Nghishindimbwa said that the motive for the killing is still unknown since nothing was removed from the vehicle. The police believe that more than one person was involved in the murder.
A man who was looking for wood early the morning came upon the burned body a few metres away from where the car had also been torched. “When the police arrived they found fresh ash at the scene,” said the deputy commissioner.
In another incident, a man identified as Levy Khagab, age unknown, died in the early hours (around 05h00) of Saturday morning at Block E in Rehoboth, after he was stabbed with a sharp object at a shebeen.
The suspect has been taken into custody and is to appear in the Rehoboth Magistrate’s Court today.
The motive is unknown but it is suspected that the deceased may have quarrelled with the suspect.
Still in Rehoboth, an off-duty police officer was allegedly attacked and stabbed twice. The officer, who is said to have injured his assailant seriously in self-defence, is now facing a charge of attempted murder.
At Farm Uses, east of Rehoboth, 21-year-old Riaan Abraham was allegedly stabbed to death by his elder brother yesterday morning at around 02h00.
The suspect ran away but was finally arrested and will also appear in the Rehoboth Magistrate’s Court today. The two were apparently drinking together and an argument erupted leading to the fateful incident.
In Windhoek, a 12-year-old girl was raped at knife-point at Okahandja Park on Friday evening at around 21h00. The suspect is known but has not yet been apprehended.
Nghishindimbwa said several break-ins were reported in the capital, including a burglary at the Windhoek Central Hospital where thieves broke into doctors’ flats and got away with over N$51 000 worth of goods, including cash, cameras and laptops. The suspects are still at large.
In another incident in Greenwell Matongo, a would-be bridegroom had to be counselled by relatives after his luggage, including the bride-to-be’s wedding dress, wedding rings and other valuables were stolen from his vehicle parked in the yard.
The groom-to-be was planning to depart to the north for his wedding this coming weekend.