A MARTIAL arts performance during a traditional wedding yesterday resulted in the death of one of the performers, the 30-year-old Petrus Movilongo, after he was punched in the neck.
The deceased and suspect were reportedly performing the act during a wedding at the Ongolonongeyama village in the Ruacana Constituency.
Omusati Regional Commander Commissioner Titus Shikongo, said the incident occurred at 16h02.
Shikongo added that after he was punched, Movilongo collapsed on the floor, prompting the community to immediately summon the police.
“The deceased was transported by the Police from the scene in an unconscious state to the Omonawatjihozu Health Centre for treatment. However, he was declared dead by nurses upon arrival at the clinic,” he said.
Shikongo noted that a 22-year-old Angolan man, who is employed as a domestic worker, has been arrested and is expected to appear before the Outapi magistrate Court on murder charges.
The deceased body was transported to Okahao Police mortuary for post mortem.
Police investigations into the matter continue.