The past weekend recorded four incidents of murder and two cases of rape, including a teacher from People’s Primary School in Katutura being arrested for the alleged repeated rape of a pupil at the school.
The 34-year-old teacher is expected to appear in the Katutura Magistrate Court today for raping a 13-year old girl between the period of May and October this year.
The rape allegations come hot on the heels of a public outcry over teacher/learner relationships. amplified by the killing of Cecilia Zembuu Kuaseua and her teenager sister Jacqueline by an Augustenium schoolteacher.
The two were reportedly murdered by the schoolteacher following a relationship he had with the teen.
And true to the saying by Jesus Christ that if you live by the sword you can expect to die by the sword, a biblical saying to the effect that if you use violence or other harsh means against other people you should expect those harsh means to be used against you, a young man died in a manner similar to his deeds. He was shot outside a bar in Eveline Street on Saturday morning and died on the spot.
The Namibian Police spokesperson Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi said it is alleged that a group of boys attempted to rob a man who was getting out of a taxi in front of a bar in Eveline Street, Katutura early on Saturday morning.
“The man allegedly drew his firearm, shot one of the robbers and fled. The victim died on the spot. The victim was not yet identified,” said Shikwambi.
She said the suspect was arrested yesterday morning at Okahao in Omusati Region.
She said that in the process, a commotion erupted where several shots were fired by an unknown person in the vicinity and some started throwing stones and bottles at random.
“Police vehicles were damaged and a police officer was shot in the leg. He is in a stable condition. A public member was also injured. He is in a stable condition,” stated the police chief inspector .
In another matter a group of four unknown suspects who robbed a man of his cellphone and fled turned against each and started arguing.
Shikwambi said that during the argument one of the suspects stabbed his friend in the chest and fled the scene. The deceased was identified as 24-year-old Lucas Nghishitile. She added that one of the three suspects has been arrested.
In Otjozondjupa Region, a 40-year-old man from Kalfeld was found dead with stab wounds in the chest and neck. Shikwambi said that Martin Doeseb allegedly left home on Saturday to buy his tobacco and unfortunately never returned home. She said no suspect was arrested and police investigations continue.
Police in Otjimbingwe, Erongo Region arrested a 17-year-old after he stabbed a 27-year-old with a knife in the neck. The deceased has been identified as Robert Micheal.
Shikwambi said it is alleged an argument erupted causing the suspect to stab the victim.
At Okahandja, a 19 year-old girl was raped by a known man who is on the run. The incident happened around 23:00 at Nau-Aib Secondary School sports ground.
Police in Kunene Region opened a case of hunting of protected game after a man shot and killed five lions with his pistol. The animals had allegedly killed his three cattle. Shikwambi said the suspect reported his actions to game guards.
“Some lion skins were found in his possession. The suspect is not yet arrested and police investigations continue,” she said yesterday.