Angolan cattle herder killed for making noise

Tujoromajo Kasuto

A 40-year-old Angolan national, working as a cattle herder in Namibia, was killed last Friday at the Edhepa Cucashop in Okalonga village, after being stabbed with a knife by a 29-year-old man.

According to Namibian Police (NAMPOL) spokesperson Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, the suspect approached the victim and other patrons, who were having a conversation, and claimed that they were making noise.

The murder suspect began hitting them with a knife on their heads. The deceased intervened, telling the suspect that what he was doing was out of order after which an argument ensued between the suspect and the victim.

The victim fell in the process of them chasing each other. The suspect allegedly stabbed the cattle herder in the left eye and the heart, killing him on the spot.

The suspect was arrested and police investigation into the matter continues. Meanwhile, on Saturday at mid-day, at the Omaumba village in the Tsandi Constituency, a 22-year-old lady dumped her newborn baby girl and left her to die. She has been arrested, and the body of the newborn was transferred to the Okahao Police mortuary for a post-mortem.

Besides this, a man identified as Petrus Komonjila David, was shot and killed at Outjo on Saturday, as he was being rearrested. He escaped from Police holding cells on 24 December 2021 where he was detained for stock theft.

Also on Saturday, outside Trust Bar in Eenhana Town, a 25-year-old man was shot with a pistol through the back left shoulder, by a 46-year-old man.

The suspect was allegedly arguing with another person when he drew his revolver and fired it, striking the victim, who was sitting outside the bar with his cousin and friends. The victim was taken to Eenhana District State Hospital by his cousin and friends, where he received medical treatment before being transferred to Onandjokwe Hospital, where he remains in serious, but stable condition.

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