Two accused police officers remanded in custody following brief court appearance


Meanwhile, the Police Officers implicated in the death of Elleste Plaatjies were remanded in police custody following their brief court appearance in the Keetmanshoop magistrate's Court. 

The officers, attached to the Police Special Reserve Force, Bernard Mulisa and Wilbard Neshuku aged thirty-one and twenty-five years old respectively, were charged with murder and assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm. 

State Prosecutor Lewis Chigunwe opposed granting bail to the suspects. 

Residents of Keetmanshoop demands justice in killing of Elleste Plaatjies


Residents of Keetmanshoop joined by NEFF activist Michael Amushelelo marched to the Magistrates' Court to demand justice for 31-year-old Elleste Plaatjies, who was allegedly killed by police officers.

The protestors handed a petition over to the Magistrate's Control Prosecutor, Lewis Chigunwe opposing the granting of bail to two police officers arrested in connection with Plaatjies' murder. 

They maintain that if the police officers are released on bail, they may influence the ongoing police investigation into the murder case.