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No jail time for triple culpable homicide offender

No jail time for triple culpable homicide offender

Eba Kandovazu


MORNE Mouton, a the 23-year-old man who in a car crash killed three people, including a City police officer, is now a free man following a N$15,000 fine and a four years suspended prison term sentence.


The suspended four years are on condition that he is not convicted of similar charges for a period of five years.


Mouton was sentenced in the Windhoek Regional court by Magistrate Leopold Hangalo.

The Magistrate, in sentencing Mouton, said he should be shown some mercy.


He ran the deceased persons over at night as they were standing on the sidewalk along Sam Nujoma Drive in Hochland Park.


No jail triple culpable homicide offender Morne Mouton car crash killed City police officer
NO JAIL: Morne Mouton is a free man. Photo: File


The City police officer, Manfred Gaoseb, was on duty at the time of his death and him and a colleague were attending to a call about a house breaking incident and stopped to interrogate two people, Werner Simon and Joshua Ngenokesho on the side of the road, just minutes before the accident.

All three people were declared dead after Mouton drove into them.


The other city police officer survived the crash and was a witness in the matter.


She had previously told the court that the siren lights of the police vehicle were visibly flashing.


Mouton, however, argued that the lights were not on.


Mouton was coming from a get together with friends, according to state witnesses.


He denied wrongdoing and argued against claims that he was drunk on the night in question. He was subsequently found guilty for three counts of culpable homicide, but not guilty for reckless and drunken driving.


He was represented by Sisa Namandje.


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