Mwilima sorry for loss of lives in Caprivi secession attack

WINDHOEK: A Windhoek resident who shot and killed his prison warden girlfriend here in September 2011, on Tuesday tendered an apology to the family of the deceased.

Gerhard Komeya was on 27 August this year found guilty in the Windhoek High Court of the murder of 42-year-old Kertu Maria Tunondjambi Sheehama at their home in Windhoek’s Hakahana residential area on 10 September 2011.

The 45-year-old Komeya tendered his apology to both the family members and friends of the deceased for the loss of life, as well to his own two minor children for taking away the life of their mother.

“I am very sorry for the accident that happened on 10 September 2011 that led to the death of my girlfriend. I am really sorry that I lost my girlfriend as a result of the accident that day. I regret what happened to the deceased whom I had stayed with for a long period of time…

“I feel very sorry for the loss of life. Kertu Sheehama was a very good person, a hard-working mother and a lovely and faithful woman,” he said on Tuesday morning in his evidence of mitigation before sentencing.