Councillor Likuwa’s assault case postponed

30 April 2020 | Justice

KENYA KAMBOWE

RUNDU

The Rundu Magistrate’s Court last week postponed the domestic violence case against Swapo Party’s Ndiyona Constituency councillor Eugen Likuwa to next month.

Magistrate Sonia Samupofu postponed the matter to 26 May for plea and trial.

Likuwa, who is out on bail of N$5 000, stands accused of assaulting his wife, Clementine Mpande, during a Christmas get-together at Arevesheneka village in Kavango East.

According to the police he slapped and punched Mpande in full view of partygoers at a local shebeen.

He faces a count of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and another count of assault by threat for allegedly threatening to kill his wife.

Both Likuwa and Mpande were arrested at the time.

Mpande was arrested after her sister-in-law, with whom she had a confrontation at the party, opened a case of assault against her.

Mpande was allegedly unhappy with the way her husband interacted with other women at the party.

While the couple were arguing, the sister-in-law joined the fracas, which allegedly earned her a slap in the face from Mpande.

Likuwa then allegedly lost his temper and assaulted his wife, after which he drove off and went home alone.

Upon learning that her sister-in-law had opened a case against her, Mpande decided to press charges against her husband.

Mpande was released on warning.

During bail proceedings in January, it was revealed in court that Mpande had withdrawn her statement to the police in the hope that her husband would be released and the matter would be struck from the roll.

However, the court kept the matter on the roll and postponed it for plea and trial.

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