Bail hearing of Keetmanshoop murder accused starting next week

The bail hearing of a 34-year-old man accused of stabbing another man to death here in February this year, is set to be heard in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate's Court next week.

Angula Immanuel Shaningilwe made another court appearance before Magistrate Olivia van der Colff, who postponed his case to 17 September for a bail hearing application.

On the 29 of May this year the accused brought forth a bail application however at the time he was advice to wait for a legal representative to assist him with the bail application.

During his first court appearance on 15 February, Shaningilwe informed the court that he would apply for a legal aid lawyer and Stephen Coetzee was appointed to represent him.

Also during first court appearance on the accused 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.

The State was represented by Marlon Adams.

The accused was then remanded in custody at the Keetmanshoop Police holding cells until his next court appearance.

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

Source: Namibia Press Agency