Eba Kandovazu & Marthina Mutanga
TWO men are currently being held by police officers for questioning in a matter in which an 11-year-old girl was raped in full view of her mother and younger sister, barely a fortnight ago.
Confirming this, Nampol Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga said the two men have been pinpointed as persons of interest in the matter and a firearm has also been confiscated.
Ndeitunga made these remarks this afternoon when be visited the victim and her mother at their home in Havana, alongside a delegation of ministers spearheaded by Safety Minister Frans Kapofi. The delegation, according to Kapofi was sent by President Hage Geingob.
The two suspects in the matter allegedly held the family at gunpoint.
The victim’s mother explained to Informanté that the suspects initially wanted to rape her but stopped when they realized that she was on her period. According to the woman, the perpetrators covered her head with a blanket, pointed a gun at her head, and undressed her.
They then turned to her oldest daughter, who she says was begging them to not harm her mother.
The government delegation proceeded to the house of the 29-year-old Andy Kazekondjo, who was fatally shot last Saturday by a man who was attempting to rape his sister after breaking into her shack.
Ndeitunga announced that the police will in the next two days offer a cash reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest of Kazekondjo’s killer.
He has also informed the family that one of the two men currently being questioned in relation to the rape of the minor is also suspected to be behind the killing of Kazekondjo.
He is set to be buried on Saturday at Omongua Village in the Omaheke Region.