Eldorado park Johannesburg
The National Commissioner of Police, General Khehla John Sitole welcomed the lengthy sentence handed down to a murderer and gangster, and at the same time applauded the two Gauteng detectives for the sterling work they have done to ensure the successful prosecution of the gangster.
Faldeen Marks also known as Saampie (33), a known Cape Town gangster, was sentenced to 275 years imprisonment on multiple charges including several counts of murder.
Between 2016 and 2017, Marks murdered four people in Westbury and in September 2017 he murdered a fifth person in Eldorado Park. In October 2017, Marks was arrested with a semi-automatic pistol.
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After being charged on 23 counts including the five murders, he was taken through the criminal justice process. On Friday, August 30, the Johannesburg High Court Judge sent Marks to prison for a very welcome 275 years.
The National Commissioner has praised the police and prosecution team including Crime Intelligence, Forensic Experts, detectives and prosecutors saying: “The conviction and sentencing of the ruthless criminal will certainly help our cause a great deal to successfully combat gangsterism and reduce the murder rate in our country”.
The sentencing is indeed encouraging in that it will instil confidence in potential whistle-blowers to come forward as well as serve as a deterrent to future gang-related crimes,” added General Sitole. Story credit: Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo, the spokesperson for the National Commissioner.
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