A MAN repeatedly hit his pregnant girlfriend over the head with an axe before hanging himself.
The man, identified as Mbeumuna Kotjipati, 29, was reportedly found on Sunday hanging from tree with a wire around his neck near the roadblock between Windhoek and Okahandja hours after the brutal incident that took place on Saturday.
Police spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi confirmed the attack and suicide, adding that the incident happened around 20h20 on Rafindim Street, Marula location in Katutura.
The woman, 30-year-old Ningiree Katjingisiu was hacked on the head and body and lost a finger during the violent confrontation.
She is currently fighting for her life in Katutura State Hospital’s intensive care unit, but her family remains hopeful that she will make a full recovery.
The couple has been together for years and Katjingisiu was 3 months pregnant.
His car and the axe that was used in the assault was found in the vicinity of the tree where he committed suicide.
Police investigations continue.