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Man bludgeoned to death with a rock

Man bludgeoned to death with a rock

Niël Terblanché

THE 54-year-old Philipus Gawaseb from Uis died after he was attacked and bludgeoned to death with a rock by another man during a fight that erupted after they spent the day drinking at the bars in town.
According to the incident report provided by the Erongo Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, the fight between the two men started after they arrived at the house of the suspect’s sister.

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“It is alleged that the men arrived home at about 22:00 on Saturday evening. An argument erupted between the two men about the suspect’s sister that stayed behind at one of the bars.”
According to the incident report at one stage during the fight the deceased person used a knife to stab the 45-year-old Immanuel Awiseb in his arm and in his leg. Awiseb retaliated and hit Gawaseb with a rock against the head. The suspect continued hitting the deceased person with the rock until he was unconscious.
“When Awiseb’s sister returned home during the early hours of the morning she discovered Gawaseb’s lifeless body where he fell in front of Awiseb’s room and she called the police.”
The suspect was arrested shortly afterwards and he was charged with murder.

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