Four convicted in home invasion murder

WINDHOEK: Windhoek High Court Judge Dinah Usiku on Monday convicted four men and acquitted another, in connection with the murder of 50-year-old Hans-Jorg Möller and the attempted murder of his wife.

The incident occurred in June 2016 at the couple’s home in Walvis Bay in the Erongo Region. Panduleni Gotlieb, David Tashiya, David Shekundja and Elly Hinaivali face charges of murder, attempted murder, housebreaking with intent to rob and robbery with aggravating circumstances, conspiring to commit housebreaking and robbery, and possession of a firearm and ammunition without a licence.

The fifth suspect, Malakia Shiweda, was acquitted after the judge found that he was truthful in his testimony, in that he was not present at the Möller home at the time of the commission of the alleged crimes.

He further testified during the trial that he was however in Walvis Bay between 16 and 17 June 2016, and that he drove back to Windhoek with the suspects the following day. This, he said, was after the four suspects calle
d him for pick up.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency