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11 dead over busy weekend

Mon, 1 July 2013 03:14
by Chris-Paul


at least 11 people died in a crime riddled weekend, with incidents ranging  from murder , suicide to culpable homicide, the Police reported yesterday.
Willem Diedrick (24) died on the spot in Aroab after being stabbed in the left side of the back during a quarrel.
A 17 year-old  suspect was arrested and will appear in the Aroab Magistrate court.
Another knife induced murder took place in Koes in which David Tities (18) was stabbed with an Okapi knife in the neck by a 24 year-old suspect.
He died on the spot and according to police reports, the deceased was trying to stop the suspect from arguing with another man over a woman.
Also, two rapes were reported of which one was a gang rape in the Hardap Region.
Also in Hardap at a deserted area near a dump site, two suspects attacked a minor and had sexual intercourse with her forcefully. The two suspects aged 20 and 23 years were arrested and expected to appear in court this week.
The other rape took place in Keetmanshoop at Tseiblagte near a Sports Bar involving a an 18 year-old.
The girl was reportedly beaten before the rape and the suspect has not been arrested.
In the three culpable homicide cases reported at the weekend, a Namibian Defence Force (NDF) van that was transporting oil collided with a Toyota pick-up and a sedan with an Angolan registration  number.
The driver of the van lost control and overturned, as a result the van caught fire and the lone driver burnt to ashes.
Cases of culpable homicide, drunken driving, driving a motor vehicle without a driving license have been opened against a driver who was driving a white Nissan pick-up on the main road between Okahao and Tsandi Constituency.  
The driver lost control on a sharp curve in Tsandi settlement and the vehicle, carrying seven passengers overturned. One passenger died shortly after arrival at Tsandi District Hospital while the other six sustained minor to serious injuries. See more news on crime on this page.