Quarrel over bottle of Castello wine leads to stabbing and death

WINDHOEK; A young man died at Okapya village in the Omusati Region on Saturday after he was allegedly stabbed to death during a heated argument over a bottle of Castello ginger fizz wine.

The spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Sergeant Slogan Matheus told a media briefing here on Sunday that 21-year-old Sackeus Ndeshimona was allegedly stabbed with an Okapi pocket knife in the chest. He died on the spot.

It is alleged that the suspected killer, Oscar Matheus (also 21years old) and the victim (Ndeshimona) were drinking together at a shebeen at Ombutilo in Okapya village, when an argument erupted between the two young men.

According to the Police, the argument that led to the alleged stabbings and death started after both men (suspect and victim) put money together and bought a bottle of Castello wine.

It was alleged that Matheus decided to hold on to the bottle and refused to hand it over to Ndeshimona to drink. The refusal and accompanying insult apparently led to an argument, a fight and the subsequent fatal stabbing of Ndeshimona. Matheus was also injured in the fight and he is currently receiving medical attention at the Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital. Police investigations continue.

In the Zambezi Region, the Police reported that a 42-year-old man drowned in the Zambezi River on Friday after his canoe capsized.

It was reported that the deceased person – Matheus Martin – drowned while attempting to cross a channel of the Zambezi River at Libuta village.

His body was recovered by the Police from the river on Sunday.