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Kareedouw man jailed for robbing woman

Oct 25, 2018
Kareedouw man jailed for robbing woman

The sterling work conducted by detectives from SAPS Kareedouw ensured that a convicted robber was removed from the local community. 

According to police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart, on 8 July 2018, the 34-year-old accused, Phumzile Ndzengu, stabbed and robbed a 44-year-old woman in the Gwava Juice area in Kareedouw of R150 cash and her cellphone. 

"Commitment from a dedicated team of police officials led them to the successful apprehension of the suspect soon after the crime was committed," she described.

"On Tuesday, Phumzile Ndzengu was sentenced to 12-years imprisonment by the Kareedouw Regional Court on a charge of robbery under aggravating circumstances." 

Sentence welcomed by police 

The Humansdorp Cluster Commander, Brigadier John Lebok, commended the investigating officer for the effective and efficient manner in which he performed his investigations.

"This conviction and lengthy sentence meted out by our courts are as a result of thorough investigations by our detectives, who gathered all relevant evidence to successfully identify and link the offender to the crime," he said.

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