Soldier briefly appears for girlfriend's murder

06 March 2018 | Justice

The case against a member of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) based at the Osona military base near Okahandja, who allegedly shot his girlfriend in January, was yesterday briefly heard in the Katutura Magistrate's Court. The matter was postponed to 18 March for further investigation.

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.

FRED GOEIEMAN

Similar News

 

Hostel caretaker denies raping boys

1 day - 21 June 2018 | Justice

A former hostel caretaker at the Karundu Primary School in Otjiwarongo charged with the rape of ten boys at the school hostel over a period...

Teacher caught in alleged teen sex tryst

1 day - 21 June 2018 | Justice

A case in which a Keetmanshoop female teacher is being accused of abducting and committing an immoral act with a 15-year-old grade 9 schoolgirl has...

Zim MP's money woes halt Caprivi appeal

2 days ago - 20 June 2018 | Justice

Two Zimbabwean lawyers, Jonathan Samukange and Christopher Dube, employed by the directorate of legal aid, halted court proceedings when they did not appear for their...

Editors' forum celebrates spy case victory

2 days ago - 20 June 2018 | Justice

The Editors' Forum of Namibia (EFN) has welcomed the High Court's dismissal of an application by the Namibia Central Intelligence Service (NCIS) to bar The...

Court reins in spies

3 days ago - 19 June 2018 | Justice

The flimsy fig leaf of national security and secrecy, used by government, especially the Namibia Central Intelligence Service (NCIS), to withhold information in a constitutional...

Two in court after drug bust

3 days ago - 19 June 2018 | Justice

Two men arrested in connection with a drug bust at the port of Walvis Bay on Friday made their first court appearance yesterday. Grant Noble...

Wife killer possibly has brain damage

3 days ago - 19 June 2018 | Justice

A degree of organic brain damage was found in Willem Visagie Barnard, convicted of the murder of his wife, by a consultant clinical psychologist who...

Spy agency loses interdict bid

3 days ago - 18 June 2018 | Justice

The Namibia Central Intelligence Service (NCIS) has lost its bid to interdict the weekly The Patriot newspaper from publishing a story revealing details of property...

Human trafficking trial postponed

1 week ago - 15 June 2018 | Justice

The trial of a woman accused of trafficking a child for sexual exploitation at Okahandja has been put on hold until August this year.The trial...

Acquitted man gets his money back

1 week ago - 14 June 2018 | Justice

The Windhoek High Court has ordered the inspector-general of the Namibian Police to comply with an order of the Regional Court in Katutura and release...

Latest News

Ship-buying spree in the Bahamas...

2 hours ago | Economics

NDAMA NAKASHOLEOne of the most interesting statistics was unusually high import volumes from the Bahamas, an archipelago of about 700 tropical islands that is mainly...

Bank Windhoek finances Bel Esprit

2 hours ago | Economics

Bank Windhoek Corporate and Institutional Banking is proud to have financed of the newly built Bel Esprit Mental Health Clinic, a 69-bed mental healthcare facility...

Totem

2 hours ago | Economics

Quote of the day“South African maize farmers are expected to harvest in ‘full swing’ the next couple of weeks,” - Warren Langridge, Grain Option Market...

Skyrocketing World Cup prices hit...

2 hours ago | Health

About 200 medical students who were sponsored by the ministry of health to go and study in Russia claim the ministry is neglecting them, while...

Katrina reads riot act to...

2 hours ago | Education

Education minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa has rebuked school principals for expecting rewards for poor performance, saying some of them act like “very important persons (VIPs)”, while...

I am fine – Endjala

2 hours ago | Government

Omusati governor Erginus Endjala has played down his fainting spell yesterday morning while delivering his State of the Region Address at Outapi. Endjala, 49,...

Phosphate could leave thousands jobless

2 hours ago | Environment

Labour expert Herbert Jauch has waded into the phosphate debate, saying that the hundreds of jobs that could be created by this type of mining...

Coca-Cola Zim buckles under pressure...

2 hours ago | Economics

The Coca-Cola Company and Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited have bowed down to public pressure and has announced the re-introduction of popular cordial drinks that had their...

Bringing change everyday

2 hours ago | People

Gabby TjirozeEach long-serving Metropolitan employee has a story to tell about being at the company for more than 20 years. Metropolitan has been a major...

Load More