Man Arrested for Raping Wife

THE issue of domestic violence took a new twist when a 54-year-old man was arrested earlier this month for allegedly raping his wife in Omaruru.

According to court records, Jacobus de Klerk, who has applied for bail and is expected to appear before magistrate Masule Kwizi tomorrow, has allegedly also threatened to kill his wife if he is released on bail.

De Klerk’s wife originally came from the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to a court source, De Klerk has been abusing his wife who did not know where to go for help.

“It could be that it (the abuse) went out of hand because he would sometimes sodomise her. According to the victim, the abuse had been going on for a long time. With deaths blamed on gender-based violence being highlighted in the media, she had decided to report him,” the source said. De Klerk who has two children with his estranged wife, faces charges of rape read with a provision of the domestic violence act.

Source : The Namibian