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King Williams Town police welcome the jailing of three robbers

Jul 24, 2019
King Williams Town police welcome the jailing of three robbers

Port Elizabeth - Police in King Williams Town have welcomed the successful convictions of three suspects for robbery and murder.

"Detective Sergeant Melumzi Pita of Ndevana who worked on this cases since 2018 made sure no stone is left unturned," said police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa.

"The suspects were arrested in Ndevana and appeared several times at Zwelistha Magistrate’s Court.

"They were granted bail, two robbery suspects were granted bail of R500 each and the murder suspect R1 000."

She said that on 5 July and on 11 July 2019, the trio was found guilty and sentenced at Zwelitsha Magistrate's Court as follows:

  • Aphelele Dumani (22): seven years imprisonment for robbery,
  • Thembelani Mbambo (23): 10 years imprisonment for robbery, and
  • Lundi Mbekwa (37): 12 years imprisonment for murder.

King William’s Town SAPS Cluster Commander, Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga, welcomed the sentences handed down to the suspects.

He thanked the Investigating Officer for thorough and sterling investigation ensuring the perpetrators are put behind bars.

“This shows great sense of the SAPS mandate to bring justice to the communities and create a safer environment for all,” he added.

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