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Daughter attacks mother with machete

2023-09-05  Max Heinrich

Daughter attacks mother with machete

ONGWEDIVA - A 28-year-old Namibian female was arrested last Friday after allegedly attacking her biological mother with a panga, a weekend crime report shows. 

The suspect is from Ongudi village in Omungwelume.

It is alleged that at around 14h00, the suspect attacked the 63-year-old victim with a machete, leaving her with open cut wounds to the lips, chest and hands. 

She is being treated at Oshakati State hospital, and police investigations continue.

In another unrelated incident, on Friday at around 20h00 on the B1 road between Oshivelo and Omuthiya, near Omutsegonime village, an unlicensed driver of a Toyota Corolla lost control and bumped into an oncoming truck.

The vehicle, which was travelling from Ondangwa with three occupants, was avoiding some cattle, which were on the road. 

Two male passengers died, while one is receiving treatment at Onandjokwe hospital.

Meanwhile, at Uupopo location in Ondangwa, at around 11h00, it is alleged that a body of a 25-year-old Angolan male was found hanging from the roof of his sleeping room.

No suicide note was left behind and no foul play is suspected. Police investigations continue.

On Saturday, at around 03h40 at Omusaati Gwopoosa in Omaalala area, a 33-year-old man was bumped by a vehicle and died instantly in what is suspected to be an attempted hit-and-run.

According to Oshana police spokesperson Thomas Aiyambo, the driver fled the scene.

“After investigations, we found the vehicle [Polo] parked in the garage of a house in Ohakweenynga village. We arrested the 18-year-old and he had no driver’s licence,” said Aiyambo.

On Sunday at around 04h40 at Club Ace in Ongwediva, a 27-year-old who was allegedly causing havoc was shot in the stomach and knee by a security guard. He later died at the Oshakati State hospital.

“It is alleged the deceased was disturbing customers and tried to steal items from them in the club. The deceased was taken out of the club by the employees and security guard,” said Aiyambo.

It is alleged while outside, the deceased allegedly attacked the security guard with an Okapi knife. Retaliating, the security guard fired a warning shot on the ground, while the deceased proceeded to walk towards the guard with his knife.

“The security guard shot him in the stomach and knee. The guard went to hand himself over to the Ongwediva police station,” said Aiyambo.

2023-09-05  Max Heinrich

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