OSHAKATI: The 32-year-old man, who is accused of brutally killing his two girlfriends in the Oshana Region between Sunday and Monday, appeared briefly in the magistrate’s court here on Friday.
Martin Taati Amweenye appeared before magistrate Alpha Haihambo for two counts of murder. He was not asked to plead and Haihambo postponed the case to 13 September this year for further Police investigations.
Amweenye told the court that he prefers to appear in own-defence. He is accused of killing Frieda Shikongo,22, at the Kandjengedi informal settlement in Oshakati and 23-year-old Basilia Shikesho at Okaukamasheshe village.
He is also from Okaukamasheshe, where the Police arrested him from his mother’s homestead last Tuesday.
The Police found Amweenye unconscious during the arrest, allegedly for drinking methylated spirit in his attempt to commit suicide.
Amweenye murdered Shikongo by severely slitting her throat with a panga inside his living quarters at Kandjengedi, while on the other hand killed Shikesho in the field at Okaukamasheshe by stabbing her with a knife 27 times over the body.
Shikongo’s death was discovered on Monday evening at that settlement, before the Police could arrest Amweenye at Okaukamasheshe on Tuesday morning.
Shikesho was discovered dead only on Thursday. Her body was found lying in the field at Okaukamasheshe village with multiple wounds over her body. She reportedly went missing from that village on Sunday afternoon.
Public Prosecutor Mutafela Likando is prosecuting in Amweenye’s case.