New twist in Wasserfall murder trial

The prosecution has indicated that more suspects may be added to the Shannon Wasserfall murder docket.

18 October 2021 | Justice

LEANDREA LOUW

WALVIS BAY

New information has come to light of the involvement of other possible suspects in the murder of Shannon Wasserfall.

This emerged after Azaan Madisia and her brother, Steven Mulundu, made another appearance before the Walvis Bay magistrate’s court.

Appearing before Magistrate Vicky Nicolaidis, the accused said they had applied for legal aid and were ready to plead.

Public prosecutor Maggy Shiyagaya said the State was not ready to proceed.

“New information has come to light regarding possible outstanding suspects. We will hopefully get confirmation thereof by mid-November.”

Magistrate Nicolaidis postponed the matter to 8 November.

Dennis Wasserfall, uncle of the late Shannon, stated in a Facebook post, “at the location Kandari was brutally murdered, unknown DNA was recently discovered, which raises the question, who else was involved?”

Dennis said it had been a year and four days since Azaan Madisia confessed to the murder.

“Slowly, as the story progresses, it seems that she keeps purposely leaving important details out. As a family, all we have wanted since 10 April 2020 is answers.”

He accused Azaan of lying and manipulating proceedings since the beginning of the case.

“There were times none of us as a family had hope and all we could do was rely on our faith. All we want is truthful answers from the perpetrators.

“They’ve taken our daughter away from us; the least they can do is tell us who the third person is. There will not be peace until we have our answers. There will not be silence.”

Madisia was the number one suspect implicated in the disappearance of Shannon Wasserfall (22), who went missing on 10 April 2020 from Kuisebmond.

Months later, on 6 October 2020, her remains were found in a shallow grave in Walvis Bay after the police had received a tip-off.

Mulundu was arrested in November 2020 after he surrendered himself to the police, confessing that he had helped Madisia to dispose of Shannon’s body.

Both accused have been in custody since last year.

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