Mouton guilty of culpable homicide

25 January 2021 | Justice

NAMPA

WINDHOEK

A Windhoek resident accused of killing a City Police officer and two civilians in an accident in Windhoek’s Sam Nujoma Drive in 2015, was found guilty as charged in the magistrate’s court on Friday.

Morné Mouton (23) was found guilty on the main charge of culpable homicide die causing the deaths of off-duty City Police officer Manfred Gaoseb (35), Werner Simon (22) and Joshua Ngenokesho (age unknown) on 04 July 2015.

Windhoek Magistrate Vanessa Stanley found Mouton not guilty on the other charges of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and negligent or reckless driving of a motor vehicle.

“The accused person did not apply the proper cautions when he approached Sam Nujoma Drive when he encountered the three deceased persons. Therefore, this court is satisfied that the prosecution has proved a case of culpable homicide beyond reasonable doubt against the accused person,” Magistrate Stanley said in her judgment.

Mouton was free on a warning and his warning was revoked immediately after his conviction.

His case was transferred to the Regional Court in Katutura for sentencing on 27 January 2021.

Ndeli Ndaitwah appeared for Mouton while public prosecutor Laura Mabuku handled the State's case.

The crash that killed the three people occurred along Sam Nujoma Drive in Hochland Park around 04:00 on 04 July 2015.

Mouton had denied causing the accident when his trial started on 24 July 2018.

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