Man hacked with panga on head at Akazulu village: Police

A man is fighting for his life at the Onandjokwe Lutheran Church Hospital in a serious condition after another man hacked him with a panga on the forehead at Akazulu village in the Engoodi Constituency in Oshikoto Region over the weekend.

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in a crime report availed to Nampa on Monday said the alleged murder incident took place on Friday last week at about 13h00 at Akazulu village.

It is alleged that the suspect, 30, allegedly hacked the complainant, also 30, with a panga on the forehead and the victim sustained an open wound during a fighting incident that erupted when the complainant was defending his ex-girlfriend, the mother of his three children.

According to report, the suspect has also sustained head injuries after he was beaten by the complainant with a knobkerrie during the alleged fight.

The suspect, who also received medical treatment at the same hospital, was discharged from the hospital and arrested immediately.

He (suspect) has already appeared in the Tsumeb Magistrate' s Court on Monday morning.

A 30-year-old woman is also receiving medical treatment at the Katutura State Hospital after her boyfriend allegedly hacked her with a panga on the head and hands, causing multiple body injuries in the process.

The alleged attempted murder incident took place on Saturday at about 20h20 at Rafindim Street, Marura location, in Katutura.

It is not known at this stage as to what caused the incident.

The suspect allegedly also cut himself with the same panga before fleeing the scene in his car and committed suicide by hanging himself with a plastic rope in the bushes in the Okapuka area on the northern outskirts of Windhoek.

The victim's condition is reported being serious.

His car and the panga used to hack the victim were all found in the vicinity of the lifeless body in the Okapuka area.

The deceased' s next of kin were informed and police investigations continue.

In another related matter, the police at Ondobe in Ohangwena Region said Jason Shadjanale Shiweda, 25, died on Friday last week at Onheleiwa village near Okatope, in Ondobe Constituency, after another man, 26, allegedly stabbed him on the right side of his chest with Okapi pocket knife and the victim died on the spot.

Police investigations reveal that the two men (suspect and victim) fought against each other the previous day, on Thursday, at about 22h00 at Ilawalya business point in Okatope village.

It is alleged that the suspect was assaulted by the deceased with an empty beer bottle on the right cheek and he sustained serious injuries after which (suspect) he left the assault scene immediately and run to his house and collected the okapi knife before following the victim at his homestead, almost three kilometres away from suspect's house.

Then he allegedly stabbed the victim with the knife who died on the scene.

Police investigations to determine the exact circumstances of the fight and loss of life continue.

The Police at Walvis Bay in Erongo Region have arrested two men (ages 26 and 25) on Friday last week at about 21h00 at Standard Bank Business Centre in Nangolo Mbumba Drive after they were found in unlawful possession of protected wildlife products-one elephant tusk and one pangolin skin (value still to be determined) with the intention of selling the wildlife products.

Police investigations continue.

The Police at the northern border town of Oshikango are investigating a case of culpable homicide after Isabel Ndapanda Mbangula, six years old, was hit and injured by a passing Toyota Corolla sedan while she was crossing the road at about 10h50 at Omafo village along the Oshikango/Ondangwa main road.

Police investigations to establish the exact circumstances of the accident continue.

A 30-year-old woman was arrested on Friday at Kamanjab Location after being found in illegal possession of 43 ballies of pure cannabis (value of cannabis not mentioned) in her house and she has already appeared before the Kamanjab Magistrate' s Court on Monday.

The Wanaheda Police in Katutura are investigating an incident of baby dumping after a live newly-born-baby girl was found wrapped in a plastic bag by public members after they heard a baby crying in the river bed on Saturday at about 18h00 at Salt Spring Street in Greenwell Matongo informal settlement.

The baby was rushed to the Katutura State Hospital where she is currently admitted and reported to be in a stable condition. The suspected mother is not yet known.

Source: Namibia Press Agency