An Oshitenda resident appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court last week on charges of assault. Hambeleleni Shinendima (45), was arrested on Valentine’s Day in 2013.
She appeared before Magistrate Conchita Olivier, Prosecutor Sirka Nangoro representing the State. On 7 May 2011, Shinendima allegedly got into a fight with another Katutura resident, whom she assaulted with her fists.
According to court documents, the fight between the two went as far as Shinendima biting the complainant, identified as Hilma Sheehama, on the left hand and assaulting her further by hitting her with cutlery.
Shinendima was charged with a count of assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Another altercation of crimen injuria between the two took place a year later when on 22 December 2012, Shinendima allegedly used obscene language against Sheehama by saying that she is HIV positive and will die.
When she first made her preliminary appearance in court, she was granted bail of N$300. The case has been postponed to 21 January next year for continuation of trial.