Salute Boxing Academy has expressed concern over boxer, Willberforce ‘Black Mamba’ Shihepo’s accident saga which took place over the weekend.
Addressing a media briefing yesterday, Salute Boxing Academy Chairman Kriata Kamanya said; “We would like to express our deepest and heartfelt condolences over the loss of innocent lives caused by our boxer Shihepo. We are trying to make efforts to get in touch with the family to convey our sympathy.”
Shihepo was denied bail earlier this week in the Okahandja Magistrate’s Court. His unregistered Jaguar sedan is believed to have rammed into another sedan which resulted in the death of the deceased persons. It is alleged that the boxer fled the scene after the incident.
Shihepo faces charges of culpable homicide, fleeing a crime scene and failing to report the accident with the police. The light heavyweight boxer was remanded in prison until his next appearance on 27 November.
Speaking at same occasion, Public Relations Officer, Armas Shivhute said; “We, as Salute Boxing Academy, condemn anyone who abuse traffic rules. However, we are not entirely briefed on the kind of charges he committed, but we are aware of where it is heading. We are afraid that these charges might change from culpable homicide to murder as the investigation proceeds.”
Salute Boxing Academy has however, made it clear that given these heavy circumstances, they are not going to neglect Shihepo as their boxer but one thing that is clear is that, “we always tell our boxers to respect the public, the management and themselves even if they are not on duty.
We are like a parent in the house and at the end of the day we take responsibilities,” narrated Shivhute.
It is alleged that Shihepo left the accident scene and went to the Okahandja Police Station on claiming that his car was stolen and was not the responsible party.