Grootfontein murder suspect succumbs to injuries in hospital

The 48-year-old Francois Xoagub accused of the murder of his wife, at Grootfontein earlier this month, succumbed Friday afternoon to injuries he sustained in an alleged suicide attempt.

It is alleged that Xoagub murdered his wife, Lizelda Xoagus, 40, on 09 April 2024 at their house in Grootfontein’s Extension 5, where he stabbed her multiple times with a kitchen knife and poured acid on her body.

Xoagub thereafter, allegedly consumed some of the acid in an attempt to commit suicide.

At the time members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) arrived at the scene the same night, Xoagub was found in a critical condition and was taken to the Grootfontein State Hospital, from where he was later transferred to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital.

NamPol Commander for Community Affairs in the Otjozondjupa Region, Senior Inspector Maureen Mbeha on Friday said Xoagub died on Friday afternoon at the Windhoek Central Hospital under police guard.

His close relatives have been informed of his death.

Xoagub was self-e
mployed, while his wife was a radiographer at the Grootfontein State Hospital.

The couple leaves behind a minor daughter, Mbeha said.

Police investigations into the matter continue.

Source: Namibia Press Agency