Pieter van der Westhuizen

Windhoek Observer
Notorious Swakopmund psychiatrist behind bars again
August 4, 2023
Niël TerbLanché

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Pieter van der Westhuizen, 67, a Swakopmund-based psychiatrist was arrested at the start of this week on Gender-Based Violence charges after he viciously attacked his wife in the Ocean View home on Sunday…

Van der Westhuizen appeared in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court earlier this week on charges related to Gender-Based Violence as read with the Domestic Violence Act.

He was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly assaulted his 52-year-old wife during an argument at their home in the Ocean View Neighbourhood of Swakopmund.

Inspector Ileni Shapumba, the head of the Community Affairs Division of the Namibian Police in the Erongo Region, confirmed the arrest of the psychiatrist earlier this week and added that the suspect also used pepper spray during the attack on his wife…

During his first appearance on the domestic violence charges, the court decided to deny Van der Westhuizen bail and he was remanded in the custody of the Namibian Police…

Pieter van der Westhuizen