Final referral for investigation into Kalahari Desert murder
Katutura Magistrates’ Court authorized the state to complete its investigation into the case of a soldier accused of killing a civilian last September.
The accused, Mulele Darrel Nyambe, appeared in absentia before Magistrate Namwenyo Shikalepo due to the Covid-19 containment rules.
During the proceedings, the court was informed that the investigations into the case had not yet been completed; it would therefore be prudent to postpone the case.
The court then postponed the case until July 16, making it the last postponement until the investigation is fully investigated.
Nyambe, who is a member of the Namibian Defense Forces (NDF), is charged with murder for the death of Benisius Kalola, 32.
Nyambe reportedly shot Kalola in Katutura in September 2019.
Kalola died of injuries at a local hospital.
Police reports as Kalola was shot dead with an AK-47 in his back, a few yards from his family home near Single Quarters.
This happened after a relentless pursuit of Kalola by armed members of the NDF.
Nyambe was released on N $ 2,000 bail, which the court extended by warning him that if he does not appear in court on the due date, an arrest warrant will be issued for him.
In addition, the money from his surety will be confiscated for the benefit of the State.
Another soldier accused of murder, Gerson Nakale, is scheduled to appear in court on May 29. Nakale is accused of shooting and killing Zimbabwean national Fambauone Black on June 13, 2019 during Operation Kalahari Desert. He was also released on N $ 2,000 bail.