Soldier briefly appears for girlfriend's murder
06 March 2018 | Justice
Johannes Neuaka, 39, allegedly shot Shane Rittman in the head at her mother's house in Katutura on 21 January. The motive of the killing is not yet known.
He fled in a car, but later that same day handed himself over at the Katutura police station.
Prosecutor Muriel van Zyl yesterday informed Magistrate Bernedine Michelle Kubersky that the investigation into the matter was incomplete, as several witness statements were outstanding.
“There are a number of witnesses and they are not staying in Windhoek so police had to travel to get their statements and ballistic laboratory results are outstanding. This is a very serious case, it's not one of those cases were investigations take one month and we apply for a postponement,” Van Zyl submitted.