Madisia expresses regret for actions in Wasserfall case

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Azaan Madisia expressed regret on Tuesday for not having called the police or an ambulance following the death of Shannon Wasserfall.

Madisia, 30, made her statement in the Windhoek High Court, where she stands accused of murder alongside her brother, 24-year-old Steven Malundu.

Wasserfall was reported missing on 10 April 2020, and her remains were found buried at the harbour town on 06 October 2020 after an anonymous text message was sent to the deceased’s father.

“I was in absolute shock, your honour. I never imagined a situation like this would present itself. I agree I should have been more logical-minded and called the ambulance or police. That would have been the right thing to do, but I did not, and I am ashamed and embarrassed,” she said.

Madisia, under cross-examination by defence lawyer Albert Titus, further informed the court that she feared arrest and going to prison

“In retrospect, if you look at it, Wasserfall died at my house. It was just the two of us. I thought no one would believe it was an accident. After the burial of the deceased, on my way home, it crossed my mind, but at that time, it was too late to turn back and fix it,” she said.

The accused apologised to the late Wasserfall’s family, saying it was not her intention and that she wished she had spoken up earlier.

“Nothing I say can change what happened or soothe their sorrow. To her boy, I do not know how I will be able to look into your eyes, and you are very close to my heart.”

Judge Christie Liebenberg is presiding over the case.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency