Keetmans Resident Stabbed, Stoned to Death

POLICE at Keetmanshoop have arrested five suspects for allegedly murdering a 20-year-old man.

Police deputy commissioner Rudolf Isaak identified the deceased as Elton Riekert.

According to Isaak, the suspects allegedly stabbed Riekert with an unknown object on the chest, chopped him with a panga all over his body and then stoned him, causing his death.

The incident happened at the town’s Sonop residential area during the early hours of Saturday.

Isaak could not say what had triggered the assault on Riekert.

Riekert was rushed to the Windhoek State Hospital after first being admitted to a local hospital, but succumbed to his injuries at Rehoboth, said Isaak.

The suspects are expected to each appear on a charge of murder in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court today.

Isaak further reported that a 19-year-old suspect was arrested for allegedly raping a woman at Seven Series in Rosh Pinah’s Tutungeni township.

Source : The Namibian

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