Alleged boyfriend murderer back in court at Keetmanshoop

Police investigations in a case of a 37-year-old woman who was arrested for allegedly stabbing and killing her boyfriend here in June this year, are still outstanding.

This was made known to the accused, Rosina Basson when she made her second appearance before Magistrate Olivia Van der Colff, in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Olivia Van der Colff postponed her case to 12 December for further police investigations and for the accused to acquire a lawyer.

State representative Colleen Yisa informed the court that the Laboratory test results as well as a photo plan from the scene are not yet available.

Basson allegedly stabbed 34-year-old Selestinus Kawalu in the chest with a knife during an argument in the Tseiblaagte residential area on the night of 14 June 2018. Kawalu died on the spot.

During her first court appearance on 17 June 2019, Basson was denied bail because police investigations were at an early and sensitive stage and because it is not in the interest of the public for bail to be granted.

Bail was also denied because the accused faces a serious offence and it is not in the interest of the administration of justice for bail to be granted.

Also during the first court appearance the accused indicated to court that she wishes to apply for a legal aid lawyer, through the Ministry of Justice Legal Aid Department.

Basson was remanded in custody until her next court appearance.

Source: Namibia Press Agency