MARIENTAL: Two girls aged 16 and 19 were allegedly raped at Aranos in the Hardap Region on Saturday.
The 16-year-old victim was reportedly raped by a 23-year-old man behind the soccer field in Aranos, while the 19-year-old was raped by a 24-year-old man at the same village.
Aranos is located about 143 kilometres east of Mariental.
Deputy Regional Commander of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Deputy Commissioner Josua Kuduva on Monday said both suspects were arrested over the weekend and were expected to appear in court at Aranos on Monday.
He added that not one of the victims were in involved in intimidate relationship with the suspects.
In a separate incident, a 46-year-old man died Saturday after being run over on the B1 road between Kalkrand and Rehoboth.
The deceased, Johan Jurie Stangenberg had apparently been walking on the road when he was knocked down by the side mirror of a passing Volkswagen Kombi. Before he could get up, a Mazda bakkie driving behind the Kombi apparently drove over him, causing him to die on the sport.
A case of culpable homicide has been opened against the two drivers.