Man who allegedly assaulted Pick n Pay employee granted bail

Samuel Shikale, who stands accused of assaulting a female employee of Pick n Pay on Sunday, has been granted bail of N.dollars 3 000.

Shikale was arrested Thursday morning at his residence in Windhoek and made his first court appearance on the same day in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court. He is charged with assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

His case was postponed to 02 September 2020 because police investigations are still in progress.

Bail was granted with conditions attached, amongst others that he should report to the investigating officer at the Windhoek Police Station in person every Monday between 08h00 and 17h00.

Shikale is also not allowed to leave the district of Windhoek without obtaining permission from the police and is not allowed to change his residential address without notifying the investigating officer of his new residential address seven days before or after such change takes effect.

He was further warned that if he fails to appear in court on time on 02 September, a warrant of arrest will be issued against him and the bail will be provisionally cancelled and the bail money provisionally forfeited to the State.

Shikale was arrested after his alleged victim, Hansletta Noarises, opened a case of common assault and crimen injuria against him. He allegedly punched and kicked her repeatedly at the Pick n Pay MegaCentre store in the capital on Sunday. Video footage of the incident has been circulating on social media.

Pick n Pay Managing Director Graeme Mouton on Tuesday said the customer and his accomplice, a woman, are no longer welcome at any of the Pick n Pay stores.

Source: Namibia Press Agency