|Two men stab each other to death|
|Written by By Belinda Kamberipa|
|Thursday, 22 September 2011 01:10|
A quarrel between two friends in Katutura’s Dolam location in the capital resulted in both stabbing each other viciously to death with sharp objects last after an alleged heavy drinking spree last Friday.|
According to an eye witness, the two men were reportedly drinking together since the early hours of Friday morning when a fight erupted between at Dolam shops. One apparently allegedly slapped his mother and the other reprimanded him.
The two were stabbing each other while holding on to their belts. One had a broken beer bottle and the other a knife. One died on the spot and the other about five hundred meters from the Dolam shops after he tried to flee, but bled to death with his knife still in his hand.
Upon further investigation, this reporter learnt that the two men had pending cases. One allegedly was out on bail for murder and housebreaking and the other was just released after he was sentenced for stabbing a female teenager on her breast in front of the same shops.
Dolam is one of the locations in Katutura known notoriously for crime and violence as a result of alcohol and drug abuse, which are readily available. “Most Shebeens in this vicinity still make alcohol available to under age teenagers and they even goes as far allowing them to enter inside their clubs. It has become a norm for some teenagers to spend most of their time in front of the Dolam shops as they have perhaps have nowhere else to go,” claims a residents, who asked her name to be mentioned for fear reprisal.
Liquor outlets in the vicinity operate until the early morning hours and this reportedly attributes to crimes committed in the location. “The liquor licenses to operate until four o’clock in the morning should be checked by the police and order their closure especially month-end weekends”, said the resident.
Residents have also cited the notorious teenage gang referred to as ‘nightwalkers’, who throw stones, smoke cannabis and break into houses. “We hardly sleep at night and this has gone far, we want the city police to at least make rounds more often in this area; we are not safe.”
(Belinda Kamberipa is a
community reporter in Windhoek)