We lost our sister and mother

24 August 2017 | Justice

Family members of a woman who was allegedly killed by her boyfriend almost a month ago, protested outside the magistrate’s court in Rehoboth last week in an effort to prevent the perpetrator from receiving bail.

Colleen Uirab was allegedly shot by her boyfriend of five years, Prince Langendorf, after a quarrel.

Members of her family gathered outside the court with placards reading, “Stop killing women, enough is enough,” and “No bail, we are still hurting.”

According to the family spokesperson, Lourencia Narimas, the State should not grant Langendorf bail as they are still mourning and coming to terms with their sister's death.

“We have lost our sister and mother to four children because of this man, therefore the State should oppose granting him bail,” an emotional Narimas said.

She said it would be unfair for him to be free while the family is suffering, adding that the court should send a strong message to would-be offenders to refrain from such violent misconduct. “Violence against women is getting out of hand and people lose loved ones through violence committed by men,” Narimas said.

The accused is represented by State-funded lawyer Winnie Christiaans. Langendorf remains in custody and his next court appearance is today. Prosecutor Leonard Mateus appears for the State. - Nampa

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