Mother of twins accused of stealing juice remains in custody

Mother of twins accused of stealing juice remains in custody

A Rundu woman, who allegedly stole a bottle of juice and escaped police custody, remains in jail almost a week after her arrest.
Since NBC News broke her story last week, there has been an outpouring of sympathy, with many Namibians concerned about the well-being of her children.
Natalia Ngoma, the mother of nine-month-old twins, was arrested last Tuesday after she took a bottle of juice in a grocery store and fed it to her baby before she drank some of it.
She was arrested for stealing the juice but allegedly ran away from the police station on the same day.
At the time a police officer told NBC News that the woman ran away as she was apparently concerned about her other child who was at home.
The breastfeeding mother was rearrested last Thursday and charged with escaping from police custody.
She spent last Thursday night in police custody with her children.
She first appeared in the Rundu Magistrates court last Friday and the case was postpone to Monday.
On Monday, she was denied bail with her case remanded to 10 August (Thursday) for continuation of trial.
The charge is said to be serious and is an offence that comes with no fine.
On Monday, the children were with their father.