Wasserfall murder accused secure legal representation

Crime

08 November 2021 | Crime

Maggy Shiyagaya; Prosecutor; “The state still opposes bail at this time...”

Walvis Bay • [email protected]

Azaan Madisia and Steven Mulundu, the duo accused of murdering Shannon Wasserfall, have managed to secure Legal Aid lawyers to represent them in the case.

The case has been postponed twice already due to the fact that they did not have lawyers. Madisia is represented by Albert Titus and Mulundu is represented by Tanya Klazen. Both Titus and Klazen indicated that the accused are ready to plea and have done their bail application submission. State prosecutor Maggy Shiyagaya stated that the state still opposes bail at this stage. “We have received the submission for bail. I am consulting with the deputy prosecutor general on a possible date, which will also depend on the court's availability, for the bail application.”

The case was thus postponed to 17 November for plea only. Magistrate Vicky Nicolaidis said that an earlier date is not possible for their bail application, as she is currently the only magistrate on duty. “My colleague is out of the district for work. We will deliberate on a suitable date for your bail application. You are to remain in custody.”

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

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