Bloody weekend for our women and girls

17 October 2017 | Crime

A 30-year-old man is behind bars after he allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend by hacking her to death in Kavango West on Sunday, while Kavango East police say at least nine cases of assault against women were reported to them over the weekend.

Police arrested the man in connection with the killing of Sindendere Paula Kandambo (24) at the Ou-Cordon location at Mururani on Sunday morning.

The police said Kandambo was “hacked on the neck and hands”.

The man's name has not yet been released.

No details of the nine reported cases of gender-based violence were made public, but NamPol's Kavango East crime investigations coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Bob Kanyetu, said alcohol was a factor in all these cases.

“Domestic violence is the biggest threat to a healthy society and to our women. This is something that we have to discourage,” Kanyetu told Nampa on Monday.

He said information on the issue will be shared with the police's GBV sub-division in Rundu to develop a programme that enhances the education of the community on GBV.

“People who love each other should not harm each other. It is not good,” he stressed.

The police also arrested a 38-year-old Angolan man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl at Onandjamba village in the Oshikoto Region.





The man, who was employed as a domestic worker at the homestead where the girl lives, is accused of entering her bedroom late on Saturday night and then raping the girl.

Charges of murder and assault were laid against a 34-year-old South African man, who allegedly killed another South African man (32) in a drunken argument in Windhoek on Sunday night.

The deceased was stabbed in the chest and back at a house in Naute Street, Goreangab location.

The suspect allegedly stabbed another man at the house too.

JANA-MARI SMITH

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