Alleged murder back in court at Keetmanshoop

Police investigations in case of a 34-year-old man who allegedly stabbed and killed a 45-year-old man here in February this year are still incomplete.

The accused, Angula Immanuel Shaningilwe, appeared before Magistrate Olivia Van der Colff in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Van der Colff postponed his case to 12 September this year for further police investigations.

During his first court appearance on 15 February, Shaningilwe was denied bail because police investigations were at an early stage and because of fears that he might abscond as he also allegedly left the scene of the crime.

Bail was also denied because the granting of bail is not in the public interest and because of the seriousness of the offence.

Also during his first court appearance the accused indicated that he will apply for a legal aid lawyer and Stephen Coetzee was appointed to represent him.

Marlon Adams represented the State.

Shaningilwe stands accused of stabbing 45-year-old Joseph Johannes in the neck at a cuca shop in the Extension 7 informal settlement on 13 February.

Shaningilwe is remanded in custody at the Keetmanshoop Police holding cells pending his next court appearance.

Source: Namibia Press Agency