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Probe of neighbour’s alleged killer still underway

2019-06-03  Maria Amakali

Probe of neighbour’s alleged killer still underway

WINDHOEK – The Namibian police are still investigating what transpired the day a 32-year-old woman is alleged to have murdered her neighbour over alcohol in Otjomuise late last year.

According to the prosecutor Edel Upindi, investigations into the case of Holtensia Kamati, 32, are still not complete. 

Kamati faces a charge of murder for what the prosecution deems the unlawful and intentional killing of Johannes Kapewasha, 37, on November 16, 2018, in Otjomuise, Windhoek.

The court thus gave a final remand to have the police complete their investigations into the murder case. Magistrate Johannes Shuuveni gave a return date of September 10, 2019 – extending Kamati’s bail with a warning that should she fail to appear in court as scheduled, a warrant of arrest will be issued against her and bail money forfeited to the state. 

Furthemore, Kamati was ordered to report herself at Otjomuise police station once a week on Fridays.
Currently on bail of N$2 000, Kamati was arrested in November 2018 for allegedly fatally hitting Kapewasha on the head with a brick which caused him to die on the spot. 

According to police reports at the time, the fatal incident happened at a bar in 8ste Laan, Otjomuise where Kapewasha was employed as a security guard.

Kapewasha allegedly wanted to have a drink from Kamati’s jar of alcohol, which sparked a confrontation between the two.  

The suspect’s boyfriend then removed her from the bar and locked her inside their shack. However, she allegedly escaped without her partner’s knowledge. It is alleged that after escaping from the shack she sneaked up on Kapewasha from behind and hit him with a brick. 
Kapewasha died on the spot from the fatal blow to the head.

Witnesses at the scene said that Kamati and the deceased were quarrelling over alcohol before the tragic incident occurred.


2019-06-03  Maria Amakali

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