Woman murdered with spade

04 June 2019 | Crime

A man allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend with a spade and assaulted her mother at Rehoboth early yesterday morning.

According to the police the incident occurred between 01:00 and 01:30 in the block E residential area.

It is alleged that the suspect followed the deceased, Wilfrieda Saron (40), who was walking home with her mother and daughter after a church service.

When they noticed that they were being followed, the grandmother told the girl to run and call her uncle.

The suspect allegedly caught up with the women, attacked them with a spade and ran away.

Saron died on the spot and her mother was rushed to St Mary's Hospital.

Saron had apparently ended her relationship with the suspect a week ago and was in a new relationship.

The suspect was arrested and the police investigation continues.

In another incident at Rehoboth, a man allegedly set his ex-wife's house on fire on Saturday after an argument over a cellphone.

The fire caused damage estimated at N$500 000 to the house in Block B. The suspect was arrested and the police investigation continues.

In another incident on Friday, an 18-year-old girl was raped and assaulted in the Kanaan location in Epako, Gobabis.

According to the police the girl was sleeping in her bedroom after she had been dropped off by friends and family. She was locked inside her bedroom because she was very drunk. It is further alleged that the suspect, who had been drinking with the victim, returned home and broke into the corrugated iron house and assaulted the victim.

It is further alleged that the victim ran to her parents' house and the suspect followed her, caught her and raped her. Thereafter the suspect ran away. He was later arrested.

Also on Friday a seven-year-old girl was raped by an adult man at Oshakati's Oshoopala location.

It is alleged that the man pulled the girl into his room, locked the door and had sexual intercourse with her. The incident was reported to the police on Saturday. No arrest has been made yet.

A 22-year-old woman was raped at Okahandja on Friday. A suspect has been arrested.

A 51-year-old man allegedly shot a 30-year-old man with a pistol in Windhoek's Havana informal settlement on Saturday.

It is alleged that the victim was arguing with a woman and the suspect tried to calm the victim down.

The victim allegedly took a bottle of beer and tried to hit the suspect with it. The suspect then apparently took a pistol and shot the victim in the right leg. His condition is stable.

The suspect was arrested after he turned himself in at the Havana mobile police station.

Meanwhile, at Sauyemwa in Rundu a 27-year-old man was arrested on Saturday after he was found to be in possession 630 grams of dagga valued at N$6 300 and a .303 rifle with an altered serial number.

In another incident on Friday at Okalale village in the Omusati Region, a 27-year-old man was hit over the head with a brick and sustained serious injuries. He was admitted to the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital and is in a stable condition. The suspect is known but has not been arrested.

In a separate incident on Saturday at Okahao in the Omusati Region, a man was hit in the face with an empty bottle and sustained serious injuries. He was admitted to the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital and his condition is stable. The suspect is not known and police investigations continue.


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