Man will buy knives to stab wife

The Windhoek Magistrate’s Court heard a domestic violence case last week, where a man had threatened to stab his wife to death in December last year. Douglas Snyders (44), who lives in Okuryangava with his wife, was picked up by the Namibian Police on 5 January this year after he had spent two days assaulting his wife. On 12 December last year, he allegedly hit his wife with a bottle over the head, causing her to sustain head injuries. Then two days later, he came back and told his wife that he will specifically buy two new knives to stab her to death with them. The woman was fearful for her life, and alerted the police of the assault. The accused was thus picked up just after new year this year. He was charged with common assault for hitting the woman with a bottle, and also with assault by threat for threatening to buy knives to stab her. He was charged under the Domestic Violence Act 4 of 2003. He was still in police custody when he appeared in court last week, and his case has been postponed to 7 April for further investigations.