Man who allegedly committed fratricide over cigarette back in court

KEETMANSHOOP, 05 DEC  – A man who allegedly stabbed his brother in the neck after an argument over a cigarette made another court appearance at the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court earlier today.

Medusalem Baisako, 30, allegedly stabbed his older brother Josef to death at Tses in the //Kharas Region in May this year.

The accused appeared before Assistant Magistrate Cornelius Cloete, and as Police investigations have not yet been completed, Cloete postponed the case to 13 February 2019 for further police investigations.

The State was represented by Frederick van der Colf

During his first appearance, the accused indicated that he would apply for legal aid and that Stephen Coetzee would represent him in the matter.

He was then denied bail as police investigations were at an early stage and it was feared that he might interfere with the State witnesses.

However, during his second appearance, Magistrate Melissa Mungunda advised that Baisako post a formal bail application.

During his bail application hearing on 12 September, the accused was granted bail of N$3 000 on condition that he report to the Tses Police Station every second Monday between 08h00 and 12h00.

The murder accused, however, remains in custody at the police holding cells in Keetmanshoop as his bail has not yet been paid. – NAMPA