Pangas, hammers and broken bottles

Another weekend and another routine wave of violence against women – with male perpetrators grabbing anything in their sight to inflict death on their partners.

03 November 2020 | Crime

ELLANIE SMIT







WINDHOEK

This weekend again showed how prevalent violent crimes against women are in Namibia, with men using pangas, hammers and even wine bottles as weapons against their female counterparts.

On Saturday in Wanaheda, a 28-year-old woman was hacked to death with a panga by a her 37-year-old boyfriend.

According to the police, the woman was hacked all over her body with the panga and died instantly. The suspect has been arrested.

In another incident at Wanaheda on Saturday, a 30-year-old woman was beaten to death with a hammer by her husband.

She was beaten with the tool on the back of the head, killing her instantly.

No arrest has been made yet as the suspect fled.

Stabbed to death

At Outjo, a 30-year-old woman was stabbed several times with a knife by her 43-year-old ex-boyfriend on Friday.

According to the police, after the woman was stabbed in the head several times, the suspected dragged her into the bushes. He has since been arrested.

In another incident at Kombat, a 19-year-old woman was assaulted with a wine bottle by her 21-year-old boyfriend at her house.

The suspect was arrested and the victim, who is a nursing student, was taken to the local clinic to be transported to Grootfontein State Hospital for further treatment.

Death at a wedding

Meanwhile at Epako in Gobabis, a 24-year-old man was allegedly murdered during a wedding on Saturday.

It is alleged that during the wedding celebration, the man was seen entering the yard, staggered and fell to the ground. Upon closer inspection, bystanders realised that he had been stabbed in his left chest. He died at the scene. There were no eyewitnesses.

At Kahenge in the Kavango West Region, a 12-year-old boy was struck by lightning on Saturday while he was on his way from the river. His body was transported to Bunya Health Centre Mortuary pending an autopsy.

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