Notorious Walvis-Swakop road claims another life
28 August 2020 | Accidents
The coastal community is once again reeling after a well-known businessman died in a vehicle accident on the notorious Walvis-Swakopmund road.
Pieter Myburgh (55), who was the manager at the Food Lover's Market in Swakopmund, died on Wednesday evening.
According to Erongo regional crime coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, Myburgh was travelling alone from Walvis Bay to Swakopmund at about 20:30 on Wednesday evening.
“He was travelling in a Toyota Quantum which belonged to Citi Producer from Walvis Bay. Near the Vierkantklip area on his way to Swakopmund, he allegedly lost control over the vehicle at a curve and it overturned. He died at the scene and his body was transported to the Swakopmund State Hospital, where he was declared dead by a medical doctor,” Iikuyu said.
His next of kin have been informed and investigations continue.
Meanwhile, an attempted murder case was also opened in Walvis Bay. According to Ikuyu, at about 19:00 on Tuesday in Meersig, a 38-year-old suspect hit a 46-year-old man over the head with a wooden plank.
“It is alleged that the two men were quarrelling and the suspect hit the victim over the head several times.
“The victim was taken to a local hospital and was later transferred to a Windhoek hospital in a critical condition. He sustained serious head injuries and a contracture on the brain.”
Gert Jacobus Jooste (46) was arrested in connection with the crime and appeared in the Walvis Bay Magistrate's Court yesterday. The case was postponed to 8 October for further investigations and Jooste was remanded in custody.