Ex-court sheriff sentenced to 38 years in jail for fraud

The Oudtshoorn regional court has sentenced former sheriff of the court Abraine Coericius to 38 years’ imprisonment for fraud and money laundering. In 2016, Coericius, 42, identified three vacant plots for the complainants to buy while he was a sheriff of the court. Coericius supplied the contracts and received deposits and purchase prices for plots […]

Palesa Madiba’s killer to be sentenced

Dumisani Mkhwanazi will learn his fate on Friday in the High Court in Johannesburg. Mkhwanazi was found guilty of killing University of Johannesburg (UJ) student Palesa Madiba in 2013. Madiba went missing in 2013. Her body was found two years later in a shallow grave at a house in Phiri. Mkhwanazi lived in a back […]

Man sentenced to 20 years for setting alight girlfriend

The Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court has sentenced Mpho Thobane to 20 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend, Viwe Dalingozi, in 2018. Thobane was found guilty of premeditated murder and arson after dousing Dalingozi with petrol and setting her alight in her flat in Johannesburg in November 2018. The murder caused an uproar, with […]

Mpho Thobane sentenced to 20 years for girlfriend’s murder

The man who killed Viwe Dalingozi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Mpho Thobane doused his girlfriend in petrol and set her alight in 2018. He has been found guilty of murder. The man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire and killing her could walk free due to a lack of evidence […]

Former police officer sentenced to 16 years for kidnapping and drugs

A former police official attached to the Protection and Security Services (PSS) unit, Moleboheng Precious Mohasoa, aged 29, and her co-accused appeared in the Bloemfontein Regional Court yesterday, 22 February 2021, for sentencing on drug-related and kidnapping charges. They were sentenced to 15 years on a count of kidnapping and 12 months for drug dealing. […]

Former cop sentenced to 17 years for girlfriend’s murder

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has hailed the “harsh sentencing” of former constable Xichavo Makamu for the murder of his girlfriend, Napsadi Thobejane. Makamu who was stationed at Welbekend police station was sentenced to 17 years following his appearance in the Johannesburg high court on Tuesday, 23 February. Ipid national spokesperson Ndileka Cola said […]

Cable thieves in Western Cape sentenced to 1 250 years in jail

Five thieves have been sentenced to an accumulative sentence of 1,250-years in the Western Cape on 19 February. National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, General Khehla Sitole has welcomed the tough sentence. In total there were seven suspects, two passed away during the course of the trial, they all pleaded not guilty. They […]

Man sentenced to 5 years in jail for breaking into brother’s house & stealing items worth R10K

A 22-year-old man was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for breaking into his brother’s house and stealing items worth R10,000. Police spokesperson Sergeant Sam Shibambo said that the accused Abram Swartz was seen breaking into his brother’s room on 27 December 2019 in the early hours of the morning. He stole electronic appliances from his […]

Mpumalanga man sentenced to life in jail for killing ex-girlfriend

The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Mpumalanga on Saturday welcomed the life imprisonment term handed down this week to a man convicted of killing his former girlfriend and mother of his four children about a year ago. Lucky Alfred Mhlanga, 34, was sentenced in the Mpumalanga Division of the High Court, sitting in Breyten, […]

Serial Limpopo rapist sentenced to 3 life terms

A 38-year-old man from Botlokwa convicted of rape has been sentenced to three life terms in prison and an additional 10 years in the Morebeng s.e.xual offences court in Limpopo. Ramoketse Letsepe Mokgolobotho was found guilty of threatening and raping four women, aged between 19 and 21, spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority in Limpopo […]