By Lylie Happiness
Grootfontein, Otjozondjupa Region, 23 July 2023: A distressing incident involving a 19-year-old Namibian male and an 18-year-old Namibian female has resulted in their arrest on charges related to abortion. The incident took place at Herero Location, sparking concern and leading to police action.
According to reports, the young couple, who are in a romantic relationship, allegedly conspired to terminate the pregnancy for reasons that remain unknown. The 18-year-old girlfriend was reportedly six months pregnant at the time of the incident.
It is alleged that the boyfriend provided abortion pills to his girlfriend, who then inserted them into her private part, ultimately leading to the termination of the pregnancy. Tragically, the process resulted in the girlfriend experiencing severe abdomen cramps, requiring her admission to a hospital. Thankfully, she was discharged the following day after receiving medical attention.
The arrest of the couple underscores the gravity of the situation and the importance of adhering to the country’s laws regarding abortion and reproductive health.
The suspects are expected to appear in the Otjiwarongo magistrates’ court on Monday, 24 July 2023, where the legal process will commence. As the investigation continues, the authorities will work diligently to gather all relevant information and evidence related to the case.