RUNDU – The Rundu Magistrate’s Court has denied a 38-year-old man bail following his appearance on charges of assault and attempted murder.
Willem Hamatwi was denied bail by Rundu magistrate Barry Mufana on Monday for allegedly hitting his wife with a hoe handle on the head. The incident happened on Thursday evening at the Murayi village in Kavango West region.
The victim was transported to Rundu state hospital with serious injuries. Hamatwi appeared on a charge of attempted murder read with the Domestic Violence Act 4 of 2003.
After his rights to legal representation were made clear to him, the accused opted to conduct his own defence. Public prosecutor Rauna Shihwandu objected to bail. The case was remanded to 10 June for further police investigations.