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Judge appointed for Outjo murder trial

2021-04-26  Roland Routh

Judge appointed for Outjo murder trial

The murder trial of a 23-year-old man from Outjo, accused of killing his 19-year-old girlfriend in a fit of jealousy, will be presided over by Windhoek High Court judge Naomi Shivute.

After deputy prosecutor general Antonia Verhoef confirmed to Judge Christie Liebenberg that the trial is ready for allocation, he allocated it to Judge Shivute and ordered it should be postponed to 6 May for determination of trial dates.

Robert Useb is charged with killing Selma Khamuxas by stabbing her at least five times all over her body on 29 March 2019 at a bar in the Soweto location of Outjo. It is alleged by the State that during the period in question, the accused and victim were involved in an intimate relationship. 

According to the indictment on the night in question, they were socialising at a bar and the victim was talking to other men and also requested her ex-boyfriend to buy her some alcohol. 

This enraged the accused and he took out a knife and started stabbing the victim all over her body, it is alleged. 

The indictment further reads that the victim then tried to run away but the accused chased her and continued stabbing her. 

It is further alleged that after Useb stabbed the victim at least five times, other patrons at the bar came to her rescue and subdued the accused. 

She died due to hypovolemic shock due to multiple stab wounds whilst being transported to a nearby hospital.

Useb is represented by legal aid lawyer Loretha Muvangha. 

2021-04-26  Roland Routh

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