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Zim car crash victim identified in double murder case

Zim car crash victim identified in double murder case

Zorena Jantze


IF poetic justice is anything to go by, then some might argue that car crash victim, 50-year-old Bright Ndera, got exactly what he deserved as the Namibian police has identified him as the person behind a double murder involving a mother and baby.


According to the police, Ndera murdered his girlfriend and their seven-month-old baby girl before fleeing the murder scene along the B1 road between Okahandja and Otjiwarongo.


Few minutes later and about 15km away from the crime scene, Ndera was involved in a car accident and died on the spot when the car he was driving collided head on with a truck.


At the time of the accident around 00:40, Ndera was according to the police travelling in the vehicle with another girlfriend, 40-year-old Nyarayi Kamutando.


Kamutando, also a Zimbabwean, is currently recovering at the Otjiwarongo State hospital.


Maureen Mbeha, spokesperson of the Namibian Police from the Otjozondjupa Region, said that the mother and baby were murdered about 3km outside Otjiwarongo towards Okahandja, while the car accident happened 18km outside Otjiwarongo towards Okahandja.


The victims, both Zimbabwean nationals, although the seven-month-old baby was born in Namibia, have been identified as 32-year-old Clodin Mutsvairo and Mercy Hope Ndera.


Their lifeless bodies, both with visible head wounds, were found early yesterday morning by a cattle herder.


Police investigations continue.

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