Wasserfall murder accused in need of a lawyer

Case postponed

31 August 2021 | Crime

Walvis Bay • [email protected]

Azaan Madisia and her brother Steven Mulundu who are charged with the murder of Shannon Wasserfall, made a brief appearance in the Walvis Bay magistrate’s court on Tuesday morning.

Their case was again postponed – this time to 11 October – to allow the duo to obtain the services of a legal aid lawyer. The case was initially postponed for the same reason during a previous court appearance in July 2021.

Gilroy Kasper represented the two previously.

Mulundu and Madisia had also set their bail application for 21 – 23 June. However, this did not materialise due to the absence of their lawyer.

Madisia said that they have applied for legal aid and are waiting for an answer.

Prosecutor Annakleta Kandjimi represented the State, while John Sindano was the magistrate at the latest court proceedings.

Today, Madisia appeared with a new hairstyle as she was ordered to remove her long braids, which pose a safety risk. Community affairs unit commander Inspector Ileni Shapumba stated that “it is something we are concerned about; we already directed her to remove the braids due to safety concerns”.

Madisia was the number one suspect implicated in the disappearance of Shannon Wasserfall (22), who went missing from Kuisebmond on 10 April 2020. Her remains were found in a shallow grave in Walvis Bay after the police received a tip off months later, on 6 October 2020.

Wasserfall’s disappearance sparked countrywide protests demanding justice for her under the #JusticeForShannon campaign.

Mulundu was arrested in November 2020 after he surrendered himself to the police, stating that he allegedly assisted Madisia in disposing of Wasserfall’s body.

Both accused have been in custody since last year.

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