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Doctor, teacher accused of attempted rape

2022-05-05  Festus Hamalwa

Doctor, teacher accused of attempted rape

The Oshakati Magistrate’s Court granted bail to a medical doctor and a teacher accused of attempting to rape a 23-year-old student teacher. 

Magistrate Jozanne Klazen granted bail of N$2 000 to each - Dr Franky Cloete (32) and Brian Kavungo (30) - when they made their first court appearance on Tuesday.

 It is alleged that Cloete and Kavungo sexually harassed Andreas Nghilifavali by inappropriately touching him and then trying to rape him at a flat in Ongwediva.

According to a police report, on that fateful day, Nghilifavali met Cloete, Kavungo and their female acquaintance, who is also a medical doctor, at a bar in Ongwediva.

They then started drinking together, but as the evening progressed, Cloete, Kavungo and their female companion invited Nghilifavali to a flat at Joe Archer Villa near the Ongwediva police station. At the flat, the group continued to drink, but their female friend passed out on a sofa. 

Cloete and Kavungo allegedly started to make sexual advances on Nghilifavali. But when he turned them down, “they became aggressive, telling him that they loved him and they wanted him to have sex with him”, said the police. 

It is alleged that the two men tried to forcefully remove his trousers, as they continued to fondle his private parts and kiss him. In an attempt to free himself, Nghilifavali allegedly tried to wake up the lady friend to come to his rescue, but she was fast asleep.

He later managed to get hold of a gate’s remote control and escaped. He ran to report the incident at the police station.

In a dramatic twist of events, the 27-year-old female doctor, who was in the company of Cloete and Kavungo, also arrived at the police station to open a case of attempted rape against Nghilifavali, just as he (Nghilifavali) was leaving the police station. 

The woman alleged that Nghilifavali touched her on her private parts. 

The young student was also arrested, and appeared in court on Tuesday. 

He was granted bail of N$1 000, and is being investigated for indecent assault. 

2022-05-05  Festus Hamalwa

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