Chinese Man Butchered At Rundu

A CHINESE man was brutally murdered at his home in Rundu by unidentified assailants presumably on Tuesday evening.

Police acting crime investigations coordinator, Detective Chief Inspector Chrispin Mubebo, told reporters at the scene of the murder that the deceased was found tied-up with sellotape in a pool of blood in his bathroom on Wednesday morning.

The suspects allegedly forced their way into the house at the newly-created Rundu Rainbow Village residential area by cutting the burglar bars of the bathroom window.

Mubebo said the motive of the burglary could have been to steal and rob, but the deceased must have fought them when they entered the building and they killed him.

The police officer described the incident as gruesome, as most belongings inside the house were scattered all over.

Bloodstains could also be seen all over the house – from the kitchen into the living room, the corridors as well as the bedrooms.

Mubebo said the police have not yet established what transpired, as the deceased must have been alone when the burglary and murder happened.

He said no arrests had been made yet, but police are working hard on leads to nab the suspects.

The Chinese national owned several retail shops in the town of Rundu cannot be identified as his next of kin have not yet been informed.

Several local authority councillors in Rundu visited the horrific murder scene.

The chairperson of the Rundu Town Council’s Management Committee Johannes Murenga condemned the murder and said the suspects should be apprehended to face the full wrath of the law.

He said such incidents scared away tourists from the town of Rundu – which is known to be peaceful – while discouraging investors from doing business in an area viewed as being prone to criminal activities.

Meanwhile on Tuesday at around 16h30, a Chinese national was allegedly robbed of his personal items and cash valued at N$32 000 at the Shitemo village east of Rundu.

The victim, 55-year-old Dai Zhang, was robbed of N$10 000 cash, N$9 000 worth of MTC recharge vouchers, a Samsung laptop and eight cellphones.

Mubebo requested the public to forward information and to report any criminal activities.


Source : The Namibian