Rape suspect resigns as nurse

09 September 2019 | Crime

A 35-year-old male nurse, who allegedly drugged and raped a 56-year-old TB patient at the Rundu state hospital late last year, has resigned.

This was confirmed by health executive director Ben Nangombe, who said Shintango Mbambi had resigned from the ministry.

“The nurse actually resigned. He is no longer an employee of the state,” Nangombe said. Mbambi was arrested on 14 December 2018, eight days after the alleged rape, following an internal investigation by the hospital's management.

The incident allegedly happened on 6 December in the hospital's TB ward.

It is alleged that Mbambi drugged the victim, who is said to be a chronic tuberculosis patient, before having sexual intercourse with her without her consent. The victim informed the hospital staff, resulting in an internal investigation, which led to the matter being taken to the police.

The police subsequently opened a case on behalf of the complainant.

Mbambi made his latest court appearance on 29 July in the Rundu's Magistrate's Court, where Magistrate Sonia Samupofu remanded the matter to 24 October, because of outstanding laboratory results and for further police investigations. Mbambi was also told to secure legal representation.

During his first court appearance on 18 December last year, he was denied bail.

The State opposed bail on the grounds that the matter is very serious and that it will not be in the interest of the administration of justice to grant him bail.

KENYA KAMBOWE

Similar News

 

'He decided to flee'

2 hours ago | Crime

Defence minister Penda Ya Ndakolo says Benisius Kalola (32), the second unarmed civilian killed during Operation Kalahari Desert this year, was shot when he fled...

280 cops deployed against poachers

2 hours ago | Crime

The Namibian police have deployed 280 members to assist in the fight against poaching.Inspector-general Sebastian Ndeitunga says these members, selected from across the country, are...

Stabbed to death over a piece of meat

1 day - 18 September 2019 | Crime

A man was stabbed to death on a farm near Gobabis, after a fight erupted over a piece of meat. The incident occurred...

Ahowe otashi ti ahowe

3 days ago - 16 September 2019 | Police And Crime

Sebastian Ndeitunga okwa popi kutya ahowe osha hala okutya ahowe na kape na we efatululo limwe li lipo.Ndeitunga okwa popi ngaaka pethimbo kwa patululwa pambelewa...

Rape: No means no

6 days ago - 13 September 2019 | Crime

Police chief Sebastian Ndeitunga yesterday underlined a woman's right to say no and urged Namibians to band together to end the epidemic of violence by...

Omukomeho gwombelewa yomupresidende a ponokelwa

1 week ago - 12 September 2019 | Crime

Opolisi yaNamibia otayi ningi omakonaakono moshipotha shonkambadhala yedhipago, konima sho oongangala dha homata dhayaha omukomeho gwombelewa yomupresidende, omunamimvo 51, Moses Pakote, sha ningilwa megumbo lye...

Manhunt after shooting, robbery

1 week ago - 11 September 2019 | Crime

The police are investigating a case of attempted murder, after armed robbers shot the executive director in the Office of the President, 51-year-old Moses Pakote,...

90 000 litres of fuel smuggled

1 week ago - 11 September 2019 | Crime

Acting economist in the petroleum directorate at the mines and energy ministry Abednego Ekandjo, said the ministry has an ongoing awareness campaign targeting illegal fuel...

Rapes, bloodshed mar weekend

1 week ago - 11 September 2019 | Crime

A string of rapes were reported over the weekend, the majority of which involved minors.A man also allegedly tried to suffocate his wife with a...

President's aide shot, robbed

1 week ago - 10 September 2019 | Crime

The executive director in the private office of President Hage Geingob, Moses Pakote, was shot last night during a robbery at his home by unknown...

Latest News

Roar young lions, roar!

2 hours ago | Columns

Youth without a consistent voice are inevitably excluded from the pockets of power that exist throughout societies.Youth who become praise-singers and imbongis, even when they...

Teko trio walk free

2 hours ago | Justice

Teckla Lameck, Jerobeam Mokaxwa and Chinese national Yang Fang, known as the Teko trio, have been found not guilty of all charges relating to a...

'He decided to flee'

2 hours ago | Crime

Defence minister Penda Ya Ndakolo says Benisius Kalola (32), the second unarmed civilian killed during Operation Kalahari Desert this year, was shot when he fled...

280 cops deployed against poachers

2 hours ago | Crime

The Namibian police have deployed 280 members to assist in the fight against poaching.Inspector-general Sebastian Ndeitunga says these members, selected from across the country, are...

Uanivi gets Warriors chance

2 hours ago | Sports

African Stars veteran defender Pat-Navin Uanivi has finally been selected for the national team after years of being omitted. Uanivi forms part of Brave Warriors...

Horn suspended for alleged doping

2 hours ago | Sports

South African women's 100m record holder Carina Horn has been suspended from competition over doping allegations.The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced on Monday: “The AIU...

'Hitman' faces tough brawl

2 hours ago | Sports

Former two-time world champion Paulus 'Hitman' Moses is set for tough night, as he not only faces Russia's Adlan Aburashidov, but also the home-ground advantage...

Loubser ready to get his...

2 hours ago | Sports

Four years ago, Cliven Loubser was inspired after watching his native Namibia score a try against New Zealand and earn their first Rugby World Cup...

Billionaire pushes oil deal

1 day - 18 September 2019 | Energy

Comsar, the proponent of a 250 megawatt power station, says the government is moving at snail's pace in getting the project off the ground.The company,...

Load More