Man, Accomplices Batter Woman

AN UNIDENTIFIED woman was severely battered by her ex-boyfriend yesterday morning on her way to work in Windhoek’s Cimbebasia area.

Eyewitnesses said the woman was discovered by pupils from the Cimbebasia Primary School lying in a pool of blood and unconscious in a riverbed.

A teacher at the school told The Namibian that the pupils notified the staff that there was a woman lying in the riverbed.

“I rushed to the scene where I found the ambulance and paramedics attending to her,” said the teacher.

Eyewitnesses said the woman’s body was badly “bruised and injured”, since she suffered multiple stab wounds and an open wound to her head.

“The sight was very disturbing and paramedics had to wrap her in a blanket to protect her from peering eyes,” said one eyewitness.

According to another witness, who declined to be named, the woman told police and paramedics that she arrived with the early-morning municipal bus to report for work at a house where she is employed as a cleaner, when her ex-boyfriend and two accomplices grabbed her and pulled her into the nearby bushes and assaulted her.

“Blood was literally flowing from her mouth as she related to us what had happened. She probably suffered internal bleeding as well,” said the witness.

Police officer Asser Munango confirmed that they received a call at around 07h00 about a woman who had been brutalised in the Cimbebasia area.

“When we arrived at the scene, she informed us that her ex-boyfriend was responsible for the assault, along with two other unknown suspects,” said Munango.

He said when the woman got off the public bus, her ex-boyfriend and his ‘gang’ were hiding and waiting for her in the nearby bushes grabbed and attacked their victim, and left her for dead in the riverbed.

“They probably thought she was dead,” said Munango, adding that she was rushed to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital where she is receiving treatment.

The officer said she is in a critical condition.

Police yesterday said there are four suspects linked to the incident and they are yet to make arrests, while investigations continue.

Source : The Namibian