Amadhila’s neighbour narrates ordeal which led to her death

WINDHOEK: The stabbing of 29-year-old Frieda Amadhila, who allegedly died at the hands of her 22-year-old ex-boyfriend early Monday at her residence in Windhoek’s Ballot Street, has left neighbours and loved ones shocked.

Narrating the ordeal to Namibian Police Force (NamPol) senior investigator Joseph Ndokosho and Nampa on Tuesday, Arno Steyn, a neighbour of the deceased, said he witnessed the alleged suspect arriving at the deceased’s flat around 21h15 on Sunday, knocking on her window.

Steyn informed the man that the light in Amadhila’s room had been on not long before that, not suspecting any danger ahead.

‘Around 00h48, I woke up from a loud knock on my door. I jumped out of bed and ran to the door as it was not locked. It is usually safe here and I sometimes don’t lock my door. I asked who it was and a man replied,’ he said.

Steyn was however reluctant to open the door as he did not know who it was.

He then told the man to move away from his door, locked the door and called the City Police, who arr
ived five to 10 minutes later.

The suspect, who is currently hospitalised under police surveillance, had by then allegedly driven Amadhila to Katutura State Hospital, where she was declared dead upon arrival at around 01h07.

According to Ndokosho, the suspect is in stable condition with a self-inflicted stab wound in his neck.

‘Observations indicate that the deceased’s door was broken open with a hard metal object. She was stabbed three times in the chest and on the arm with a kitchen knife and scissors,’ he said.

Steyn described Amadhila as a quiet, kind, and reserved person, who always joked with him whenever she helped him to open the gate.

Amadhila’s aunt, Connie Nepando, also described her as a quiet person, ‘with a golden heart.’

‘She is a daughter and a friend to my children and this news is very confusing for me, she was a lovely person and we can only remember her as such,’ said Nepando.

Nepando said she never met the suspect but was informed by her niece’s friends that the couple separated in

Richard Tjipepe, a former schoolmate of the deceased, said he will remember their long talks about the future, the Namibian economy, and the future of female leaders.

‘I will miss Frieda for her forward-thinking and challenging debates and conversations. She was very opinionated and could easily find challenges in any scenario and visualise a solution, she simply had clarity,’ said Tjipepe.

Police investigations into the matter are ongoing.

Source: Namibia Press Agency