DESPITE intensive sensitisation campaigns spearheaded by politicians, traditional leaders, churches and law enforcement agencies, the phenomenon of passion killings refuses to go away from the Namibian landscape.
Yet another intimate relationship ended in a brutal murder in the Omusati Region Sunday evening when 35-year-old Hambeleleni Ndahafa Absalom was hacked to death and her 72-year-old mother Lovisa Amutenya – who tried to rescue her daughter from the alleged murderer – was also attacked with a panga sustaining serious injuries and was rushed to the Oshakati intermediate hospital where her condition is said to be critical.
According to the police, Absalom died on the spot after she was hacked several times by her boyfriend.
The incident occurred in Amutenya’s homestead in the Okashopashopa village in the Etayi constituency at around 21:30 on Sunday.
The 48-year-old suspect, who is from Ondjengo village in the Ohangwena Region, surrendered himself at the Omungwelume police station and was promptly arrested.
He is expected to appear in the Magistrate’s court at Outapi on Tuesday.
That was the second time this year that a suspected murderer surrendered himself at the Omungwelume police station.
Erastus Jesaja, the accused murderer of the principal of Okambebe Combined School Lazarus Kapiye also surrendered himself at Omungwelume immediately after committing the barbaric act.