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Murder case of alleged repeat offender postponed to March

15 February 2019 Author  
A 25-year-old man arrested for the murder of 28-year-old Harold Rooi in Rehoboth on 12 November, made his fourth appearance in the Rehoboth Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
Sagaria Levi appeared before Magistrate Kandinawapa Nangombe on a charge of murder and his case was postponed to 07 March for further police investigations, with two witness statements and laboratory results outstanding.
It is alleged that on the fateful day Levi and his girlfriend were quarrelling. Rooi reportedly overheard the arguing while he was passing by their house with a friend and decided to go in and try to intervene. Levi then allegedly stabbed him in the neck.
He was rushed to St Mary’s Hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.
Levi already has one other charge of murder against him, for which he was out on bail.
Public prosecutor Victor Mutumbulwa who represented the State in the matter said granting bail at this stage would not be in the public interest as fears exist that the accused will commit a similar offence.
Levi was represented by lawyer Damian Vernon Esau appointed by the Directorate of Legal Aid and was remanded in custody until his next court appearance. -NAMPA

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