Sibaga Josua (20), who was arrested on 9 January this year, appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court on a charge of attempted rape.
Josua, who lives in the Northern Industry, made his appearance before shortly afterwards. Although the deceased and the accused share a last Namibia, he was not charged under the Domestic Violence Act. The court documents likewise do not indicate what their relationship was, nor does it describe the events which led to the fatal stabbing.
In his last court appearance on 4 January, Vleermuis was still in police custody. However, the court has granted him the right to formally apply for bail Magistrate Hambeleleni Heita and Granny Paulus last week.
According to court documents, he had on 9 January 2016 while at a Northern Industry Unit Post allegedly attempted to rape a woman by pulling her into a duty room at his place of work, tearing off her and legal aid. After his legal rights were explained to him, he was told that he is to appear in court again on 23 March 2016.
Investigations continue, and the prosecution had initially requested that he be denied bail due to the seriousness of the alleged offence. He is currently in the holding cells at the Katutura police station. clothes and holding her legs down to rape her.
Court documents do not specify if the woman was unknown to him, or whether she was his colleague. The documents also do not specify what line of work the accused is in, but only that the event happened in a duty room.
He was charged under the Combating of Rape Act 8 of 2000 for attempted rape. He is currently still in police custody as the State has objected to him being granted bail. He has been read his rights to apply for legal aid.
The case was then postponed to 4 April this year for further investigations.