Man shot after being mistaken for jackal
Walking in the bush with a dog proved to be risky for a man in Kavango East last week.
11 January 2021 | Accidents
The police in the Kavango East Region are investigating a case of attempted murder after a 43-year-old man allegedly shot a 22-year-old man at a farm in the Ndonga Linena Constituency on Wednesday evening.
According to the police, the suspect was walking from a cattle post to the farmhouse carrying a shotgun when the incident happened at around 19:00.
The police report states that the suspect, who is a resident of Sisidjo village, situated in the same constituency, spotted what he thought to be a jackal and fired at it.
After pulling the trigger, he heard a dog barking and someone screaming for help, and discovered that he had shot a person who was walking with a dog.
The victim, identified as Shevekwa Shikukutu, from the same farm, was wounded in the abdomen and leg. His dog was also wounded.
Shikukutu was transported to the Nyangana hospital and he is reported to be in a stable condition.
The shotgun and empty cartridges were confiscated as evidence and the suspect was arrested for attempted murder.
He is expected to appear before the Rundu Magistrate's Court today.
In an unrelated matter, a 54-year-old man died in a car accident in the Tjova-Divayi area of the Mukwe Constituency in the Kavango East Region on Wednesday afternoon.
According to the police, the deceased was thrown out of a Toyota bakkie which crashed into another car at a T-junction on the Tjova-Divayi road along the Trans-Caprivi Highway.
The deceased's body was transported to the Andara mortuary and his next of kin are yet to be informed of his death.