Keetmanshoop murder case to be heard in regional court

The Prosecutor General (PG)'s decision in a case of a 29-year-old man accused of murdering a 39-year-old man here in May last year, says the case must be heard in the Keetmanshoop Regional Court.

The accused, Benny Pieters on Monday made another court appearance before Magistrate Olivia van der Colff in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate's Court who postponed his case to 11 September this year for the accused to make his first appearance in the regional court.

The PG decision also indicated that Pieters will be charged with one count of murder.

Pieters is represented by legal aid lawyer, Quinton Haoseb while Marlon Adams represented the State.

During his second court appearance on 12 July 2018, Pieters was granted bail of N.dollars 2 500 by Magistrate Murray Shikongo on condition that he reports to the Bethanie Police Station every Friday between 09h00 and 17h00.

Pieters allegedly stabbed Moses Uapingathana in the chest with a knife at a shebeen in the TransNamib residential area on 12 May.

Uapingathana died on the spot.

Source: Namibia Press Agency