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No docket hinders Gawanab court appearance

No docket hinders Gawanab court appearance

No docket hinders Gawanab court appearance

Sexual Predator: Garwin Gawanab. __Photo: Contributed

No docket hinders Gawanab court appearance

Eba Kandovazu

THE two dockets of a man who two months ago made headlines for mutilating and raping a ten-year-old girl were missing when he made his second appearance in court last week.

Garvin Gawanab’s other docket, still in a rape matter, emanating from April 2017, in which he is also accused of raping a minor, was also not before the court when the matter was scheduled for lab results. In that matter, Gawanab was granted N$1 500 bail.

Roaming the streets freely, Gawanab in October mutilated his ten-year-old cousin’s genitals before raping her. He then reportedly ran and hid into the mountains after the gruesome attack at farm Satan locht in the Khomas Region.

It is alleged that the victim and another child were left in his care and he threatened to harm the children with a knife. The other child managed to escape.

Residents found the minor assaulted and rushed her to the hospital. Four days later, Gawanab was found by police in a shack in Havana. His bail has since been cancelled.

Gawanab faces a string of other sexual cases and has been on the wrong side of the law since he was 15-years-old. Now at 22, he also faces two attempted rape charges from 2013 and 2014. In the latter charge, witnesses failed to show up and the charge was subsequently withdrawn.

Another charge of assault by threat, from 2016, was opened against him, but was later withdrawn due to a lack of incomplete forensic investigations. Court records indicate that he also faces other charges, ranging from assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and housebreaking.

Still appearing without a lawyer, Gawanab is expected to return to court on 18 January before Magistrate Loide Amwaandangi. Victoria Thompson is prosecuting.

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