Last week, a 24 year old woman, Vivian Kgobetsi, appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate Court before Magistrate Gerrit Brandt van Pletzen on charges of murder.
Kgobetsi was charged with one count of murder after she allegedly stabbed Samuel Jetta with a sharp object in the chest which led to his death on 26 April 2014. She was arrested the following day on the 27th.
Kgobetsi pleaded not guilty to the charge and has maintained her innocence since then. She is on bail of N$2000. The case was postponed to 12 January next year while the court awaits the PG’s decision.
In a similar yet unrelated case, 28 year old Brando Gariseb appeared before Magistrate Alexis Diergaardt for a murder he is accused of committing in 2008.
It is alleged that on 20 September of that year, Gariseb stabbed Mantz Uirab to death with a knife in the chest somewhere along the Monte Cristo road.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge, admitting that he was at the scene of the crime but did not commit it. He informed the court that he has an array of witnesses who will confirm this fact. Court documents indicated that the police received a tip that Gariseb had committed the murder and where to find him.
After he was informed that he was a person of interest in the case, Gariseb turned himself over to the Wanaheda Police station and subsequently arrested on 21 October, a month after the murder took place.
He has been out on N$2000 bail and the case was postponed to 8 December this year because some of the witnesses were not available.