Aresident of Orwetoveni area of Otjiwarongo, Christine Gases, is alleged to have been attacked with an axe and killed by her boyfriend, Israel Kapepu, for refusing to cook food for him.
According to a police statement prepared on the incident, the attack happened when the couple got home from a bar where they had been drinking.
Before heading home, according to Otjozondjupa Region Police Public Relations Officer, Maureen Mbeha, the couple were drinking at neighbour dinking spot called Lineekela Bar.
“The reason why they left the bar we understood was to go home to prepare food. Unfortunately when they got home, an argument broke out between the couple,” said Mbeha.
The argument, she said, stemmed from Gases’ refusal to prepare food for her partner despite leaving the bar for that reason.
“According to the report we got, the argument broke out when Gases refused to cook for her man. He then got angry because they had left the bar for her to come cook food for the family,” she said.
In the ensuing quarrel, Mbeha said, Kapepu went over to Gases’ brother’s house and got him an axe. “He got the axe and hit her with it at the back of the head and she died on the spot,” she said.
In the police incident report, the cohabiting couple had been together for five years and have three children. Kapepu, who is a welder by profession, was arrested and charged with murder CR 124/02/2015 and appeared in court last week Tuesday.