Submissions of evidence in aggravation of sentence in case of two men found guilty of robbing and murdering a German flight instructor set for May

WINDHOEK: Submissions of evidence in mitigation and aggravation of sentence in the case of two men found guilty of robbing and murdering a German flight instructor here in 2005, are set for May this year.

Dumingu Zuzee da Costa, 41, and 34-year-old Joseph Wasuka Nunda were found guilty on 16 August 2013 by High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo of robbing and murdering flight instructor Ralph Kohnke in Windhoek on 26 December 2005.

The duo made another appearance before Ndauendapo this morning, during which their case was postponed to 19 May this year for the submissions of evidence in mitigation and aggravation of sentence by both the defence team and the State representative.

The date for the submissions, which are set to run until 21 May this year, was decided on today, because defence lawyer Christiaan Nambahu has been sick over the past two months, and this delayed the case.

The case was adjourned as per agreement reached between the convicts’ defence lawyers – Advocate Wiennie Christiaans and Nambahu – and State Advocate Innocentia Nyoni in court this morning.

Both men were found guilty of murder with a direct intent to kill, robbery with aggravating circumstances and defeating or obstructing the course of justice, alternatively violating a dead human body by setting the deceased’s body alight shortly after the killing incident.

SOURCE: NAMPA