WINDHOEK: The continuation of the trial of alleged double murder suspect Julius ‘Namab’ Dausab resumes in the High Court here at the beginning of next year (2013).
Dausab stands accused of killing two women at Okandjira Post in the Ovitoto communal area in 2009.
The continuation of his alleged double murder trial is now scheduled to resume before High Court Judge Alfred Siboleka on 15 January 2013, and runs until 25 January 2013.
The trial will again resume on 04 March 2013 until 15 March 2013, as per agreement reached by both State Advocate Eric Moyo and Dausab’s State-appointed defence lawyer Bradley Basson.
The dates for the continuation of Dausab’s trial was decided upon by the defence and prosecution in court today (Thursday) following the accused person’s release from the Katutura State Hospital’s TB (tuberculosis) Isolation Ward where he has been undergoing medical treatment since early May this year.
According to a report by a State medical practitioner from the Katutura State Hospital’s TB Isolation Ward, Dausab was suffering from a very contagious TB illness and was not allow to mix with other people until his TB condition improves.
He underwent a three-months’ TB treatment and was release from hospital over the past few weeks after he was declared fit and health to mix with other people.
The 43-year-old Dausab is alleged to have been involved in a shooting rampage that resulted in the death of two women in the Ovitoto communal area during June 2009.
He stands accused of killing his late girlfriend Paulina Kenamuni, 28, and her mother Elfrieda Kenamuni, 44, by allegedly shooting them with a hunting rifle on that fateful day at the Okandjira Post in the Ovitoto area of the Otjozondjupa Region.
The younger woman, who used to live with Dausab in Otjiwarongo, is said to have ended her relationship with the accused before moving back to Ovitoto, and this allegedly triggered the events that led to the tragedy.
The accused is said to have driven from Otjiwarongo to the home of his girlfriend’s parents at Okandjira in an apparent attempt at reconciliation.
At around midnight on that fateful day, according to police and family members, Dausab knocked at the door of the shack and his girlfriend’s mother went to open the door.
At that point, Dausab allegedly pointed the barrel of a .308 hunting rifle through a hole in the door and shot his girlfriend’s mother in the chest.
It was later discovered that Paulina had by that time already been shot dead with the same gun.
She had also been severely beaten.
Shortly after he allegedly killed the two women, Dausab drove back to Otjiwarongo, but the police arrested him before he reached the town.
Dausab is free on a bail of N.dollars 30 000, which was granted after he brought a successful formal bail application in March this year before Judge Siboleka.