WINDHOEK, 06 JUN – A man of unknown age appeared in the Opuwo Magistrate’s Court on Monday for attempted murder, Namibian Police Force crime investigations coordinator for the Kunene Region, Deputy Commissioner Rudolf Kanyetu said Tuesday.
It is alleged that Archelius Gawusab assaulted a 33-year-old woman with two empty beer bottles on the head with the intent to kill her after an argument broke out between them at a bar on Friday.
He then allegedly took a broken wine bottle with which he stabbed the victim in the face.
The incident, according to Kanyetu, happened at around 20h30 at Khowarib settlement in the Sesfontein Constituency.
The victim reportedly lost a lot of blood leading to her being admitted in the Sesfontein Health Centre from where she was later transferred to the Opuwo District Hospital.
Her condition was reported to be stable.
State Prosecutor Aubrey Ndlovu told Nampa that the accused has been denied bail because of the seriousness of the case and because he is not a first-time offender.
Magistrate Lazarus Amutse postponed the case to 10 September 2018 for further police investigations.