elvis Berry Kamanya, who was stabbed during a fight over his girlfriend in Eveline Street a little over a fortnight ago, died last week Thursday in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Central Hospital.
Kamanya, who was popularly known to his friend as Berry, had been fighting for his life since 28 July after sustaining serious stab wound during the fight.
Known for his love for the night life, Berry was at Masipiri Bar in Eveline Street with his girlfriend, known to Metro only as Nampa.
According to an eyewitness known to Berry, who asked not to be mentioned, the argument between the two men started after the suspect smacked Nampa’s buttocks.
“We were sitting inside Masipiri drinking and Nampa was dancing outside, she came in running and told Berry that there was a guy outside who touched her buttocks,” said the friend.
She said Berry stood up and went to confront the guy who was still outside and started arguing.
During the argument, the witness said, a fight broke out.
During the fight Berry was hit with a bottle of wine in the head by the man. He got up and this time he was bleeding heavily. Others tried to stop him, but he went on to the man to continue fighting” she said.
In the ensuing fight, she said, Berry was stabbed two times around the torso and he fell to the ground.
He was rushed to Katutura State Hospital and later transferred to Central Hospital where he spent four days in the ICU.
Berry died on 1 August and the suspect is still at large, but he is suspected to have fled to Luderitz.