Walvis Bay resident Azaan Madisia and her brother and co-accused, Steven Mulundu, have been found not guilty of murdering the 21-year-old Shanon Wasserfall in April 2020.
The siblings were acquitted in the Windhoek High Court today, after judge Christie Liebenberg found that there is a reasonable possibility that Madisia’s version about the events that resulted in the death of Wasserfall on 10 April 2020 could be true, and that Madisia was not liable for Wasserfall’s death.
Madisia told the court during her and Mulundu’s trial that Wasserfall’s death was an accident.
According to Madisia, Wasserfall died after she had hit her head against a wall when she fell over a bed in Madisia’s flat, where the two of them had been involved in a physical altercation.
Madisia (31) and Mulundu (25) admitted that they removed Wasserfall’s body from Madisia’s flat after she had died and that they buried the body near Walvis Bay’s Dunes Mall in an attempt to hide her death.
Six months passed before Wasserfall’s skeletal remains were found in October 2020, after Madisia had sent cellphone text messages to the police and Wasserfall’s boyfriend in which she indicated where the remains had been buried.
Liebenberg found Madisia and Mulundu both guilty of defeating or obstructing the course of justice in connection with their attempt to hide Wasserfall’s death.
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