Four Men Convicted in 2016 Walvis Bay Home Invasion and Murder Case

Windhoek – The Windhoek High Court delivered a verdict on Monday in the 2016 home invasion case that resulted in the murder of Hans-Jorg Möller and the attempted murder of his wife in Walvis Bay.

According to Namibia Press Agency, four of the five accused men—Panduleni Gotlieb, David Tashiya, David Shekundja, and Elly Hinaivali—were found guilty on multiple charges. These charges include murder, attempted murder, housebreaking with intent to rob, robbery with aggravating circumstances, conspiring to commit housebreaking and robbery, and possession of a firearm and ammunition without a license. The violent break-in, which tragically ended in the death of 50-year-old Möller and left his wife injured, occurred in June 2016.

The fifth suspect, Malakia Shiweda, was acquitted by the court. Judge Usiku noted that Shiweda’s testimony, which convincingly argued that he was not present at the Möller home during the crimes, contributed to his acquittal. He did admit to being in Walvis Bay during the time of the incident but clarified that his arrival was for the purpose of picking up the four convicted individuals the day after the crimes were committed.

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