Teacher in court over alleged rape of learner

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A teacher from the People’s Primary School in Katutura, who stands accused of raping a 13-year-old girl between May and October this year, appeared in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court yesterday facing a charge of rape.

When the accused Patrick Geingob, 34, appeared in the A-Court it was packed to the rafters as curious members of the public turned up to get a glimpse of the accused and follow proceedings.

Geingob was arrested last week. New Era learned that he was called to the police station by the Katutura Police Station commander, Chief Inspector Ishmael Basson, who questioned him about the rape allegations, and he was subsequently arrested.

The prosecutor Granny Paulus said the State objected to Geingob being granted bail because of the statement the victim made.

Garth Joseph, Geingob’s defence lawyer, responded that there were no facts before the court yet, but his client was to remain in custody.

Paulus said that the rights of the victim had to be protected and that details could not be disclosed at this sensitive stage of the case. She requested that the matter be remanded to December 11. Geingob was informed that he could bring a formal bail application.

Magistrate Hambeleleni Heita presided.
Geingob appeared in court two weeks after an Augustineum Senior Secondary School teacher was accused of killing two sisters in Windhoek.

The teacher Ananias Kamati, 32, died in the Katutura hospital last week.
Kamati was receiving treatment after he allegedly drank battery acid in an attempt to end his life. He was first treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) but was later moved to a different ward.

The Otjiherero language teacher was charged with the murder of Jacqueline Panna Kuaseua – his student until her death – and her elder sister Cecilia Kuaseua.

Jacqueline and Kamati were reportedly in a relationship. Kamati was allegedly stalking Jacqueline after she ended their relationship a month ago and reportedly started dating a fellow learner.

The bodies of the two deceased women were found in the bush behind Elim Primary School in Khomasdal at about 15h30 on October 9.

His matter was due to appear in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court on November 2, but it was remanded in his absence this week because he was still in hospital.

Jacqueline was stabbed twice – in the chest and head – while her older sister also suffered multiple stab wounds. Kamati had left behind a suicide note, but survived the attempt to kill himself. The content of the suicide note has not been disclosed.

Cecilia had accompanied her younger sister to the school on the day of the incident. Kamati had grabbed Jacqueline’s cellphone earlier that day, just after the 18-year-old learner had finished writing her examinations.