Massacre suspect under observation

31 May 2019 | Justice

The case against Rundu massacre suspect, 21-year-old Jesaya Gabriel Chuhunda, has been postponed until late next month, as the court is still waiting for a mental observation report.

Chuhunda is accused of murdering five of his family members at Rundu's Ndama location in July last year.

He was expected to appear in the Rundu Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, but was not brought to court because he is still under mental observation in Windhoek.

Magistrate Sonia Samupofu postponed the matter to 27 June.

Chuhunda was arrested on 1 July last year after allegedly killing his grandmother, Ndongo Ntumba (77), his mother Ndara Elizabeth Mpande (46) and his three nephews Musenge Petrus Muruti (six), Hausiku Daniel Kapumburu (four) and Musenge Elias Tjingelesu (three).

According to the police, Chuhunda went berserk when his sister refused to give him money.

“The motive behind the suspect's actions is allegedly that he demanded to be given money earlier during the day. However, the money was not given to him and as a result he assaulted the sister. The sister went to report the matter to the police and that agitated the suspect, who then assaulted his family, killing them instantly with a stick,” the crime report said at the time.

It was further alleged that Chuhunda is a drug user and could be mentally challenged.

The case also resulted in two senior police officers, then station commander Chief Inspector Andreas Mushongo Haingura, and Chief Inspector Eberhard Muyambo, being found guilty of negligence, after the police did not respond adequately prior to the killings.

It was alleged that Chuhunda's sister called the police shortly before the killings, but they did not respond as there was no transport available. It was on this basis that an internal investigation was carried out.

Haingura and Muyambo were fined N$1 500 each, while Haingura was redeployed to the Kavango East regional police headquarters.

KENYA KAMBOWE

Similar News

 

'Councillor punched me till I coughed blood'

3 days ago - 01 July 2020 | Justice

KENYA KAMBOWERUNDUKristine Tjarura Likakatere (63), who was allegedly assaulted by her cousin, Rundu Rural constituency councillor Michael Shikongo, says she was slapped and punched in...

Fishcor's Nghipunya denied bail

3 days ago - 01 July 2020 | Justice

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKMike Nghipunya, the suspended CEO of the National Fishing Corporation of Namibia (Fishcor), was denied bail by the Windhoek Magistrate's Court yesterday.He is implicated...

Babi and follower charged with bribery

4 days ago - 30 June 2020 | Justice

FRANCOISE STEYNBERG WINDHOEKAccused rhino poacher Jackson Babi (30) and one of his followers, Ananias Ananias, appeared on two corruption charges before the Windhoek Magistrate's Court...

Chinese murder suspects to plead in August

4 days ago - 30 June 2020 | Justice

KENYA KAMBOWERUNDUTwo Chinese shop owners, Xuefeng Chen (30) and Zhenhai Zhou (32), who allegedly killed an employee at Andara village in the Kavango East by...

Rape accused denied bail at Mariental

1 week ago - 25 June 2020 | Justice

NAMPAMARIENTALA 39-year-old man who was arrested this past Saturday for allegedly raping of a 21-year-old woman in Mariental's Ombili informal settlement made his first court...

Lack of magistrates frustrates lawyers

1 week ago - 24 June 2020 | Justice

ILENI NANDJATO OSHAKATI A lack of magistrates in northern courts is frustrating lawyers operating in this area. They say there is...

Kora dirty laundry to be aired in September

1 week ago - 23 June 2020 | Justice

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe Kora All-Africa Music Awards scandal, in which N$23 million was paid from government coffers for an event that never took place, will play...

Covid-19 fugitive can't appear in court

1 week ago - 22 June 2020 | Justice

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKImmanuel David, a Namibian-born South African passport holder who entered the country illegally by crossing the Orange River in a canoe, is yet to...

G4S sued for N$1m by security guard

2 weeks ago - 17 June 2020 | Justice

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKA security guard is suing G4s Security Services and a senior manager there for N$1 million for an alleged death threat made during an...

No arrest warrant for fugitive Fishrot lawyer

2 weeks ago - 16 June 2020 | Justice

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKThere is still no warrant of arrest out for fugitive lawyer Marén de Klerk, wanted in connection with N$90 million paid out in dubious...

Latest News

Big honour for Air Namibia’s...

1 day - 03 July 2020 | People

MICHELLINE NAWATISES Victor Nghifindaka, who hails from the Ondobe-yeno village in the Ohangwena Region, has been appointed as a member of the International Air...

Swapo exposes Nujoma to attacks...

1 day - 03 July 2020 | Politics

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKFormer youth minister Kazenambo Kazenambo says Swapo must take the blame for founding president Sam Nujoma being called a 'thug and liar' in parliament...

Mask-less Iipumbu spat on me:...

1 day - 03 July 2020 | Politics

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKSwapo MP Natangwe Iithete says he shoved Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) counterpart Kalimbo Iipumbu in the National Assembly on Wednesday because the opposition...

Conquering the logistics world every...

1 day - 03 July 2020 | People

Michelline Nawatises Oscar Kanovengi was born in Windhoek on 17 September 1978, the year in which the Herero Paramount Chief Clemence Kapuuo was assassinated....

Child marriage still prevalent

1 day - 03 July 2020 | Cultural

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKA total of 7% of girls in Namibia are married before the age of 18 and 2% are married before their 15th birthday.Although the...

Reconciliation too loose a concept

1 day - 03 July 2020 | Opinion

Reconciliation has become a buzzword lately in the National Assembly, but this has only solicited insults and physical scuffles.Part of the problem is that the...

Mayana community demonstrates over land

1 day - 03 July 2020 | Economics

The community of Mayana in the Kavango East region held a demonstration against what they termed “illegal land grabbing” by the Mayana Small Scale Irrigation...

Harnessing curiosity

1 day - 03 July 2020 | Banking

Mariselle Stofberg The diverse and ambitious Marion Scheün advises young individuals to find something that they are passionate about and cultivate that into a career....

Quarantine options under stage four

1 day - 03 July 2020 | Health

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKPeople who do not want to commit themselves to quarantine facilities funded by the state will have the option to do so once the...

Load More