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Two Port Elizabeth gangsters handed lengthy jail sentences

Jul 12, 2017
Two Port Elizabeth gangsters handed lengthy jail sentences

Thorough investigation and close collaboration between investigators and the prosecuting authority ensured that two alleged gangsters will remain behind bars for many years after they were convicted by the Port Elizabeth Regional Court.

According to police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu, on Monday, the Provincial Gang Investigation Unit secured a 10-year jail sentence for an alleged gang affiliate, Denzil Hall (25).

"He was convicted for attempted murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison following an incident that took place in August 2016 in Glendenning Road in Shauderville, Port Elizabeth," she said.

Col Naidu said that Hall was also convicted for possession of firearm and possession of ammunition of which he was sentenced to 5 years.

"The sentences will run concurrently - effectively the accused will serve 10 years in prison," she said. 

In an unrelated case, the Provincial Gang Investigation Unit secured a 7-year jail sentence for another alleged gang member, Sherwyn Leander (25), who was convicted for possession of firearm, for which he was handed 7 years and possession of ammunition - 2 years.

"The sentences will run concurrently, which means effectively the accused will serve 7 years imprisonment," she said.

Leander was arrested in November 2016 when the accused was arrested in Anita Drive in Gelvandale, Poirt Elizabeth.

The sentences were welcomed by the Cluster Commander for Mount Road Cluster, Maj Gen Funeka Siganga.

"We will continue to recover and seize of firearms as well as arrest suspects in order to  ensure that illegal and unlicensed firearms are taken out of circulation and out of the hands of criminal elements," added Maj Gen Siganga.