Woman’s Body Found in Otjiwarongo

THE BODY of a 28-year-old Windhoek woman was found dumped near Otjiwarongo on Tuesday, after she was beaten to death, according to the police.

Otjozondjupa Regional Commander Commissioner Joseph Anghuwo confirmed the incident and said the body was identified as that of Magdalena Eixas. Anghuwo could not say how Eixas’ body was found.

“We suspect she was beaten up because of the head wound and bruises all over her body. When she was found she was covered in fresh blood. We are investigating,” Anghuwo said.

The police also said Eixas was living in Windhoek and was a sex worker.

They further said her friends, who are also sex workers, last saw her when she was picked up on Saturday evening in Windhoek by a white man driving a sedan vehicle.

Eixas’ body was found the same day the body of Zimbabwean Simphiwe Masuku (43), who was allegedly killed by her Namibian boyfriend Chabi Owaseb was found dumped between Windhoek and Okahandja.

Owaseb was found hanging in a shack in Havana on Tuesday. It is believed he committed suicide on Sunday.

Masuku is survived by two children she was living with. The children informed the police about their mother’s disappearance last Friday after she had left home in Owaseb’s company driving her employer’s car.

According to the Khomas Crime Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Sylvanus Nghishidimbwa, Musuku had a protection order against Owaseb.

“Unfortunately this protection order will not prevent you from harm or even getting killed. I am warning people that they should respect this order since it is from the courts. We are still waiting for Masuku’s post mortem report to establish how she was murdered,” Nghishidimbwa said.

Meanwhile, the police are still looking for the relatives of Charmaine Fredericks who died in hospital from wounds she sustained when she was shot at a Katutura bar on Wednesday last week.

Fredericks was allegedly shot by a businessman Sakarias ‘Sacky’ Mathias.

Police spokesperson Edwin Kanguatjivi said they are still waiting for Fredericks’ relatives to identify her body.

Eixas’ death brings the number of deaths related to gender-based violence to seven in six days.

Source : The Namibian