Policeman Kills Son Over Messages On Girlfriend’s Phone

A GOBABIS police constable was arrested on Friday after he stabbed his two minor sons, injuring one and killing the other, when he allegedly discovered that his girlfriend was cheating.

The suspect was arrested for murder and attempted murder and will appear in the Gobabis Magistrate’s Court today.

The suspect had allegedly detected an exchange of love messages between his girlfriend and another man and threatened to kill her, the suspected lover and his sons.

The girlfriend was at work at the time the threats were made.

According to police spokesperson Edwin Kanguatjivi, the suspect came to the house, erf 99 in what is known as Tswana section of Epako location, around 19h00.

He apparently found his children at home with two other children whom he chased away. Two ran way and he remained with his sons, a four-year-old and a seven-year-old, whom he stabbed.

The deceased was identified as Gregory Ogrady Swartz.

He stabbed the elder son four times in the head and once on the neck resulting in his death, while the younger son was stabbed once in the head and on the back. He is currently hospitalised at Katutura State Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Police investigations continue.

Source : The Namibian