Det Cnst Mondli Khuzwayo was assigned to the case and ensured that the accused face the full wrath of the law.
Tongaat police officer, Det Cnst Mondli Khuzwayo has reason to be acknowledged after he successfully secured three business robbery convictions, recently.
The accused, Lucky Manqele, William Phiri and Vumani Mduduzi Blose were found guilty and sentenced to 23 years behind bars for the crime committed in Sitaram.
On September 14, the accused entered a tuck-shop in the area and threatened the victims, who were in the shop, with firearms.
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The victims were forced to lie down on the floor.
One victim was assaulted and sustained an open wound to his head.
The accused ransacked the tuck-shop before demanding cash.
According to police reports, an amount of R8000, 00, two cellphones, a tablet and a vehicle were stolen.
The culprits were found and later arrested in possession of the victim’s stolen vehicle and the firearms used during the robbery.
Det Cnst Khuzwayo was assigned to the business robbery docket to conduct the investigation. The dedicated detective arranged for the identification parade and positively identified the accused, before charging them accordingly.
The devoted and committed police officer managed to trace the state witnesses and secured their attendance in court to give evidence.
He also gathered all necessary evidence and presented his case in court to the best of his ability. His perseverance and dedication led to the conviction of all three accused.
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Station commander of Tongaat SAPS, Col Santha Moodley commended Det Cnst Khuzwayo for his commitment and dedication that led to the conviction of all the accused.
“I am well pleased with the sentence handed down to the accused and I believe that this sentence will serve as a strong warning to the perpetrators of crime,” Col Moodley said. The super-sleuth officer was also praised by his branch commander, Lt N Ndlazi for the outstanding work.
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