A MAN from Windhoek’s Havana informal settlement area tragically lost his life early this morning after he was shot in the chest while trying to fend off a man who was attempting to rape his sister.
The Namibian Police said the deceased, 29-year-old Andy Kazekondjo, came to the rescue of his sister who was screaming when an intruder broke into her shack and attempted to force himself on her.
It is reported that the woman was sleeping in her shack with her boyfriend, when an unknown intruder broke in and held him at gunpoint.
The suspect has not yet been arrested and investigations continue.
The incident happened during the early hours of today, barely a week after a similar incident happened at the same neighbourhood.
In the previous incident, a 12-year-old was gang raped in front of her mother and 8-year-old younger sister after two men broke into their shack.
The suspects reportedly held the family at gunpoint and subsequently ran away with a phone worth N$1,200 and N$300 cash.