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Noa’s case still under investigation 

2021-10-01  Maria Amakali

Noa’s case still under investigation 
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The police are still busy investigating a case involving medical intern Dennis Noa who is accused of sexually violating an incapacitated patient at the Katutura Intermediate Hospital in April. 

During an appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court yesterday, Noa (26) was informed the State was still investigating the matter. 

According to prosecutor Michael Munika, only five witness statements have been obtained, while the prosecution is yet to obtain laboratory results. Magistrate Niinja Hochobes postponed the case to 15 December for laboratory results, making it a final remand. 

The court further extended Noa’s N$10 000 bail. The prosecution has charged Noa with a count of rape for allegedly sexually violating an 18-year-old male patient on 11 April, while he was stationed at the Katutura Intermediate Hospital as a medical intern. 

He has since denied the allegation. During his bail application, he testified the allegations against him are defamatory and malicious. He informed the court that on the date in question, while on duty, there was an unresponsive patient due to a head injury he had sustained in a car accident. 

 He tried to “locate a hospital porter but failed.” However, the investigating officer dealing with his case, Esther Kawiwa, testified they could not identify nor locate a person matching the description of the hospital porter as indicated by Noa.

Kawiwa further testified that according to the laboratory results obtained, no semen was found. 

She informed the court that despite the results being negative for semen, it does not exonerate Noa. She testified the absence of semen does not necessarily mean that rape did not occur.

2021-10-01  Maria Amakali

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