Man stabs ex to death, commits suicide

08 October 2019 | Crime

A 22-year-old man stabbed his ex-girlfriend five times before killing himself at Rehoboth on Friday, while at least five rapes were reported over the weekend.

According to the police Ruben Losper had two children with the victim, 22-year-old Bianca van Wyk.

Van Wyk was rushed to hospital, but died of her injuries upon arrival. The suspect's tracks were followed and Losper's body was found hanging from a tree later that night. According to the police the motive for the murder is not yet known.

In another incident on Saturday, a 36-year-old woman stabbed her three-year-old child twice in the back at Keetmanshoop.

The baby has been hospitalised and is in a stable condition.

The mother of the child has been arrested.

In Mondesa, a 21-year-old man allegedly raped a 41-year-old woman in an open area near the Mondesa cemetery on Friday. The woman was apparently on her way home when the man grabbed her. According to the police the man then took the woman to his home near the cemetery and raped her again. The suspect has been arrested.

In another incident at Witvlei on Saturday, a 26-year-old man allegedly raped a 37-year-old pregnant woman. It is alleged that the man followed the woman on her way home from a shebeen. An eyewitness called the police and the suspect was arrested.

At Tsumeb, a 30-year-old woman was raped on Saturday after she had asked a lift home from a local club. It is alleged that the suspect, instead of dropping off the woman at her home, drove to nearby bushes where he raped her. No arrest has been made.

In a separate incident at Okahandja on Saturday, a 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her 20-year-old neighbour. It is alleged that the man took the girl to his home where he raped her. The suspect has been arrested.

At Rundu a 24-year-old woman was raped on Saturday by a man who threatened to stab her if she resisted. The woman was apparently walking home after work when the man grabbed her and pulled her into a courtyard. At Wanaheda in Windhoek, a 24-year-old member of the Namibian navy was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly shot a 30-year-old member of the police's VIP Directorate in the arm during an argument at a bar.

According to the police the victim managed to take the firearm away from the suspect and took it to the Wanaheda police station. The firearm used is licensed in the name of the suspect. The victim is in a stable condition at the Katutura State Hospital.

In another incident on Friday at Omungwelume, a 43-year-old man was assaulted by two men aged 18 and 26.

The two suspects allegedly beat the man on the head with a stick and broke his left arm. The victim was admitted to the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital in a critical condition. The suspects were arrested.

At Oshivelo a 46-year-old man stabbed a 35-year-old man with a pocket knife during a fight on Friday. It is alleged that the two men were fighting over a woman. The victim was taken to Oshivelo Clinic and later transferred to Tsumeb Hospital in a critical condition. The suspect was arrested.

In another incident on Saturday on the road between Kapps Farm and Windhoek, a government bus allegedly collided with a cattle truck. The truck overturned after the collision. The bus was carrying 63 learners and two teachers from Hino Primary School in the Gobabis area. Eight learners sustained minor injuries whereas the truck driver was seriously injured Some of the cattle were killed or injured in the process.

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