PG’s decision not yet available in Keetmanshoop alleged murder case

The Prosecutor-General (PG) decision in a case of a 34-year-old man, who stands accused of allegedly stabbing and killing his girlfriend here in December 2018,is not yet available.

The accused Charles Awaseb made another appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate's Court before Magistrate Melissa Mungunda on Monday.

Mungunda postponed the case to 07 November 2019 to allow the Prosecutor-General to make a decision on the finalisation of the charges and on which court the case would be heard in.

During his first court appearance on 02 January this year Awaseb was denied bail because police investigations were still at an early stage and it is not in the interest of the proper administration of justice to grant bail.

On the 08 May 2019 the accused brought forth a bail application, however, at the end of his bail hearing Awaseb was denied bail as Magistrate Mungunda said the court is not satisfied that it is in the interest of the administration of justice for Awaseb to be granted bail.

Also during his first court appearance the accused indicated that he will apply for a legal aid lawyer and Stephen Coetzee was appointed to represent him.

The State was represented by Frederick van der Colf.

It is alleged that Awaseb stabbed 35-year-old Juliana Isaaks with a knife in the neck on 30 December.

Isaaks died on the spot.

Awaseb was remanded in custody at the Keetmanshoop Police holding cells until his next court appearance.

Source: Namibia Press Agency