Brutal murder shocks Swakopmund

A weekend of crime

23 December 2019 | Crime

Ileni Shapumba; Community affairs commander Erongo Region; “…the deceased was attacked and robbed of his wallet while he was sitting in a car.”

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A 38 year old man, Erasmus Nekonga was murdered in Swakopmund’s Mondesa township on Saturday morning while sitting in his car.

According to the community affairs commander of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Erongo Region, Warrant Officer Ileni Shapumba, the incident happened while Nekonga was waiting for his friend, Joseph Jonas who went to get assistance after the car ran out of fuel.

“It is further alleged that the deceased was attacked and robbed off his wallet while he was sitting in the car,” said Shapumba.

The vehicle’s rear left window was also damaged and there were dents in the vehicle left door believed to be caused by the stones that was found on the scene.

“The deceased was found lying next to the car with various stab wounds and covered in blood. Broken bottles were also found on the scene,” said Shapumpa.

He added that there were also two incidents of robberies reported in Tutaleni and Mondesa which he said is leading in terms of assault and alcohol related cases reported.

Two vehicles were reported stolen.

“The one in Henties Bay have not been recovered and another that went missing in Mondesa has been recovered. There were also four accidents reported over the weekend. One took place in Karibib, while another one occurred on the Usakos road from Swakopmund,” said Shapumba.

One accident involving three vehicles took place eight kilometres from Walvis Bay on the B2. Three people were critically injured in the incident.

“The driver of one of the vehicles was arrested for drunk and driving,” confirmed Shapumba.

There was also an accident which took place on Sunday morning in Walvis Bay, whereby a Run-X black taxi smashed into the wall in town.

The driver, who fled the scene, was charged for reckless and negligent driving, deserting the accident scene and failure to ascertain the nature of injuries at the scene.

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