KEETMANSHOOP, 20 AUG – A 29-year-old man accused of murdering a 39-year-old man here in May this year, made his third appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court today.
The accused, Benny Pieters appeared before Magistrate Frans Anderson who postponed the case to 26 September 2018 for further police investigations and for Pieters to finalise his legal representation.
During his second court appearance, Pieters was granted bail of N$2 500 by Magistrate Murray Shikongo, on condition that he reports himself to the investigating officer at the Keetmanshoop Police Station every Friday between 09h00 and 17h00.
During the court hearing, Pieters requested that the court change the conditions of the bail so that he can report to a sergeant at the Bethanie Police Station as he now resides there.
Anderson then told the accused to report to that police station every Friday between 09h00 and 17h00. If he fails to do so, a warrant of arrest will be issued.
The State was represented by Marlon Adams.
Pieters is accused of stabbing Moses Uapingathana in the chest with an okapi knife at a shebeen in the TransNamib residential area in Keetmanshoop on the night of 12 May. Uapingathana died on the spot.