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Port Elizabeth gangsters sent to jail for various crimes

Aug 5, 2017
Port Elizabeth gangsters sent to jail for various crimes

Relentless efforts made by Port Elizabeth police officers and investigators in arresting gang affiliates and securing convictions in the Northern areas are proving to be successful. As a result, on Thursday, the Eastern Cape Provincial Gang Investigation Unit and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) secured convictions in four cases.

"Shane Jordaan, a member of the Spotbouer Gang, was found guilty of possession of a firearm and ammunition and was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for possession of firearm and three years of for possession of ammunition," described police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu. 

"Effectively, he will serve 10 years imprisonment."

She said that in another case, Chivago Mapoe, of the Kakdaler Gang, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for attempted murder, five years for possession of a firearm and three years for possession of ammunition.

"Counts two and three will run concurrently, so effectively he will serve 15 years in prison," explained Col Naidu.

"Mapoe shot a 22-year-old victim in September 2016 while he was walking in Chamois Street in Helenvale, Port Elizabeth."

Also on Thursday, accused, Jerry Lamont, was convicted for dealing in drugs and was sentenced to five years imprisonment suspended for three years.

"Accused, Patrick Louwskitter, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs and was fined R2 000 or 18 months in prison," said Col Naidu.

The Cluster Commander, Mount Road Cluster, Maj Gen Funeka Siganga, has welcomed these sentencings and added that; "It is through thorough investigation of the cases and the integrated partnership with the prosecuting authority that we, the SAPS, can enhance our strategy of achieving our goal of building a society where law abiding citizens in the Northern areas ARE and FEEL safe."