WINDHOEK: Submissions for judgment in the case of a Windhoek resident charged with the murder of his mother in 2006 will be heard before court at the end of November.
As per agreement reached by both the defence lawyer, attorney Jan Wessels and State Advocate Ed Marondedze, the presentation of the submissions in the case of Natangwe Ipinge Ngatjizeko, who is charged with the alleged murder of his biological mother, will be heard before High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo on 26 November this year.
The presentation of the submissions is scheduled to run until 27 November, said Marondedze as he asked Judge Ndauendapo for a postponement until the afore-mentioned date.
Marondedze represented State Advocate Constance Moyo in the case, as she was reportedly attending a conference in the capital.
On 05 June this year, the 31-year-old Ngatjizeko refused to give evidence in connection with the alleged murder of his mother, following the closing of the State’s case.
He elected not to testify in court, and did not state his reasons for refusing to do so.
Through his State-appointed defence lawyer, Wessels, Ngatjizeko told presiding High Court Judge Ndauendapo that he would also not call any witnesses to testify on his behalf.
In the matter, Ngatjizeko faces charges that emanated from the alleged brutal murder of his mother, Fenny Ipinge, who was stabbed 27 times with a knife.
The incident took place between 17 and 18 December 2006 at her house in Katutura’s Ovambo location. Neighbours found the 58-year-old Ipinge’s body lying in a pool of blood at around 17h30 on a Sunday afternoon, and called the police.
Ngatjizeko was arrested and charged with his mother’s murder on 18 December 2006, shortly after the police found him in the Babylon informal settlement in Katutura.
After his arrest, he was taken to a local hospital for the treatment of burn wounds that were suspected to have been caused by hot water.
The late Ipinge was a retired employee of State House, where she served as a special aide to former First Lady Kovambo Nujoma for 12 years.
She retired in 2004 at the age of 56 due to medical reasons.
Ngatjizeko was once again remanded in police custody at the Windhoek Central Prison’s holding cells on Tuesday, pending the presentation of the submissions at the end of November this year.