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Guard fires, wounds couple

by Chris-Paul

a Rundu drunken bar security guard last week shot and injured two people - one of them the woman who had spurned his advances in a popular bar.
The guard, Andreas Sikalepo, who works at Wizeni Tuhafeni Bar in Mururani, south of Rundu, shot 20-year old Renathe Sikalepo (not related) on the shoulder and Martin Angula, 22, on the neck.
Andreas was arrested and is currently in custody.
While Angula was treated and discharged from hospital, Rehathe is admitted in Rundu State Hospital fighting for her life.
Warrant Officer, Supe Simasiku confirmed that Andreas was drunk and had provoked the fight, “There isn’t a real good reason why he fired and it was just out of drunkenness that he reacted that way.”
Andreas’ friend, Mathews Mpengo, said his friend had been targeting Renathe for some time now until he caught up with her in the bar with Angula.
“Andreas has been trying to get her for some time and he had his eyes on her that night. He even said he bought her a drink,” said Mpengo.
Mpengo said although Andreas had been pestering the couple all night, it wasn’t until around one o’clock in the morning that the two men had a heated argument.
Andreas, Mpengo said, was drunk at the time and wanted to stay behind after Renathe and her boyfriend announced their departure, “He didn’t like the fact that Renathe was going home with Martin so he started a fight.”
He said a flurry of punches flew during the ensuing fight and Andreas was very much at the receiving end of Martin’s vicious punches, “He knew he would lose the fight, so he ran back for his shot gun. When he came back, he just started shooting at the two.”