Cain and Abel relived in Tsumeb

31 August 2020 | Crime



A man stabbed his own brother to death this past Friday at Nomtsoub in Tsumeb.

According to the police crime report that was released yesterday, the incident happened at around 19:00, when the suspect stabbed his brother with an okapi knife for unknown reasons.

The victim was taken to hospital, but succumbed to his injuries. Police investigations continue. Meanwhile, a 79-year-old was stabbed to death at Noordoewer over oryx horns.

An argument ensued after the victim came out of his house with the horns. He was stabbed twice in the chest by the suspect, who has been arrested.


A case of robbery with aggravated circumstances and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm was reported in Oshakati, after a 34-year-old businessman was attacked while asleep in his home.

Three suspects managed to rob the victim of his vehicle, cellphone and cash to the value of N$22 000.

A 27-year-old suspect has been arrested, while two others are on the run.

Tied up

A case of housebreaking with intent to rob and armed robbery was registered in Klein Windhoek, after a 40-year-old man was accosted by three unknown suspects who gained entry into his flat by cutting through the burglar bars. The victim was tied up and the suspects made off with a laptop and cellphone.


Two rape cases were reported in Zambezi, involving 15-year-old and 27-year-old victims.

In the first incident, which occurred at the Choto Compound, the teenager was raped after her boyfriend was attacked and beaten unconscious by a group of unknown suspects. The victim tried to flee, but one of the suspects caught up with her, stabbed her in the neck with a knife and dragged her into bushes nearby, where he raped her.

No arrests have yet been made and police investigations continue. At Nepara village, the 27-year-old woman was raped after a 23-year-old man entered the house she was sleeping in. The suspect was arrested and police investigations continue.

Culpable homicide

A case of culpable homicide was registered in Aroab after a car overturned, resulting in the death of one of the passengers. The driver and three other passengers sustained slight injuries and were transported to the Keetmanshoop State Hospital.

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