By Amanda Xoagus – Windhoek, Namibia, Monday, September 7, 2020.
A Namibian court, Thursday September 3, 2020, handed a 32-year jail term to a man for murdering his girlfriend in 2018.
The accused Hendrick Bock, 51, was sentenced on Thursday by the Windhoek High Court for stabbing and slitting his then girlfriend, Angela Anab’s throat at a small farming, near Gobabis.
He killed the girlfriend in a fit of rage after she revealed that she infected him with a sexually transmitted disease. The couple had been consuming alcohol on the fateful day.
Bock, who was working as a farm labourer prior to his arrest admitted guilt on a charge of murder, read with the provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act.
Bock during his arrest and court proceedings said that he was provoked by the words of his girlfriend and attacked her when she told him she had deliberately infected him with a sexually transmitted disease.
“She did not deserve the cruel death she suffered when Bock first stabbed her with a knife and then slit her throat as if she were an animal, Judge Claudia Claasen said during Bock’s sentencing on Thursday.
Claasen noted – as had been done on numerous occasions in Namibian courts in recent years – that the senseless killing of women by their romantic partners has become all too regular in Namibia.