WINDHOEK – The Katutura Magistrate’s Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of man accused of the intentional killing of Tjaimi Ehrenfryd Ehrenst in 2016.
Magistrate Johannes Shuuveni issued a warrant of arrest against Mcdonald Mora Ndatemapo, 26, after he failed to make a mandatory court appearance.
Ndatemapo faces a charge of murder for what the prosecution deems the unlawful and intentional killing of Ehrenst. Ehrenst died from a stab wound to the left side of his chest on December 2, 2016 in Otto Schimming-Chase Street, Windhoek.
Having issued the warrant for the arrest of Ndatemapo, the court provisionally forfeited his bail money to the State. The accused was out on bail of N$5,000.
Ndatemapo’s case was on the court roll for further police investigations after the prosecutor general referred the docket back to the investigative officer with more instructions to be complied with.
During his formal bail hearing, Ndatemapo denied guilt. He claimed he had acted in self-defence when he stabbed Ehrenst.
He explained that he was walking in the street when Ehrenst approached and bumped into him. He further testified Ehrenst punched him in the face and they tussled. During the fight Ehrenst took out a knife.
In his defence he grabbed the knife from Ehrenst and stabbed him in the chest and went home.
He was allegedly informed of Ehrenst’s death days later. It is alleged that Ndatemapo was arrested nine days later when his sister informed the police of the incident.
According to the prosecution, Ndatemapo’s actions exceeded the bounds of self-defence that he is claiming.
The court postponed the case to August 17 with hopes that the accused will be in court.