RUNDU, Feb. 12 – Namibians have been left in a state of shock two days before Valentine’s Day, after a 32 year old suspect from Tuhingireni location in Rundu, allegedly killed his girlfriend, and stashed her body in a shallow grave.
It is believed that on Saturday evening the suspect (name known and withheld) arrived at the deceased’s (name known and withheld ) flats in Divundu where a fight ensued between the two.
Friend’s of the deceased informed relatives that they had heard a quarrel in their friend’s room and by the time that they could go to investigate the issue the next day, her room was locked. Police who responded to an emergency call had to break down the door, and immediately noticed signs of struggle in the room upon their entry.
When called to explain what had happened, the suspect kept denying of having anything to do with the deceased’s whereabouts, but later revealed to the family that he had strangled her to death. After police were called to further interrogate the suspect, he then explained that he had killed her between late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
Contents of her phone are believed to be the source of the quarrel, and thereafter the suspect over powered and killed the victim, and then loaded her body in his BMW. The suspect is believed to have collected a shovel at his house and transported the corpse of his victim to an industrial area, where he dug a shallow grave and buried her.
Investigators dug the half-naked victim from the grave, and police are conducting further investigations to assess if he had any accomplices.
The suspect and his victim were involved in an on-off relationship, though a witness mentioned that the suspect had been dumped and was persistent in trying to win her back.
The victim was a female teacher at Martin Ndumba Combined School, and graduated from the University of Namibia last year, securing her first job as a teacher only last month. She was awaiting her first employee pay check, a payment that will arrive a week after her sudden death. The suspect is an employee for the Ministry of, Agriculture, Water and Forestry. The suspect is expected to appear in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court tomorrow – NDN Staffer