Rehoboth man’s alleged murder and attempted murder case postponed to August

The case of a 45-year-old man arrested on charges of murder and attempted murder in February this year, was on Thursday day postponed at the Rehoboth's Magistrate's Court.

Manfred Mouton's case was postponed to 07 August 2019, when he made his sixth appearance at the Rehoboth Magistrate Court before magistrate Bernadine Kubesrky.

He appeared on charges of the murder and attempted murder of 26-year-old Saul van Wyk and Clive Fredericks, 29, respectively.

It is alleged that on 03 February, Mouton stabbed Van Wyk in the chest and Fredericks in the chest and arm in an argument over N.dollars 10 at Rehoboth's Sonderwater informal settlement.

Van Wyk died on the spot, while Fredericks was rushed to St. Mary's Hospital in a serious condition.

Prosecutor Abraham Abraham, representing the State in the matter, opposed bail on the grounds that the matter is still investigated and because the State's evidence in the matter is strong, with a possibility of interference and absconding by the accused.

The court however indicated that bail would be considered once more information is availed during a formal application.

Mouton is being held at the Rehoboth Police Station holding cells.

Source: Namibia Press Agency