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Omaheke police investigates culpable homicide

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A 23-year-old Gobabis resident, Denzil Davids, appeared in the Gobabis Magistrate's Court, charged with the murder of Yolande McCallum, the mother of a man with whom he previously fought.

Davids was denied bail, and his case was postponed to February 12, 2024.

It is alleged that Davids followed McCallum's son to her house following a fight between them earlier on Saturday evening in the Epako residential area.

He reportedly found his rival standing with his mother next to a parked car and allegedly rammed his vehicle into them.

Zambian national run over at Kanono Village

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The police in the Zambezi Region are investigating a case of culpable homicide in which a Zambian national was allegedly run over by a government car belonging to the Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism near Kanono Village.

Police regional spokesperson in Zambezi, Inspector Kisco Sitali, said the deceased, whose age is unknown, was identified as Chester Libita from Silowa Village in Zambia. He had been with his wife, Sonia Thomas, just prior to the accident, and the couple came to Namibia in search of work.

WEEKEND CRIME REPORT

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Robberies, theft, murder, suicide, culpable homicide, and possession of harmful substances were crimes reported by the Police this past weekend.

Three deaths by suicide were recorded, the first being Mashadia Marques, a resident of Windhoek's Dorado Valley.

She hanged herself at home, allegedly following an argument with her husband.

Sem Johannes from Windhoek's Wanaheda also hanged himself, while an Okahao resident identified only as Mapenzi also took his own life by hanging.

NamPol appeals public for patience with investigations of Inspector General case

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The Namibian Police Force has urged the public to be patient and allow for thorough investigations into the culpable homicide case involving the Inspector General, Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo.

This follows a social media post alleging a cover-up in the investigation of the accident involving Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo, which occurred in the northern region in late December.

Three people died during the accident.

A case of culpable homicide or reckless or negligent driving was immediately opened on the day of the incident.