RUNDU – A 32-year-old woman was hacked to death at Lilira village in the Ndonga Linena constituency of Kavango East on Wednesday evening.
The victim, who was identified as Bernadine Mudi Dyami, was brutally killed with a traditional axe allegedly by an in-law.
The suspect reportedly killed his girlfriend’s aunt after an argument after the victim had allegedly reported the suspect to the village headman for abusing his girlfriend. The suspect has also allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend on several occasions.
According to the police, the 25-year-old suspect was arrested yesterday after initially attempting to evade arrest.
“He was on the run since Wednesday night when he allegedly committed the awful crime of killing his girlfriend’s aunt at Lilira village. But we managed to arrest him today (yesterday),” said crime investigations coordinator in Kavango East, Deputy Commissioner Bonifatius Kanyetu.
“It is alleged the suspect hacked the victim on her head with an axe, and that led to her death on the spot. He used a traditional axe to chop her skull.”
The suspect, who has been charged with murder, is due to appear in court today.