35 Years imprisonment for KwaMashu robber

DURBAN – On 11 April 2022, the Ntuzuma Regional Court sentenced Mfanafuthi Mhlongo (28) to 35 years imprisonment for armed robbery with aggravating circumstances as well as unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.

On 4 November 2019 at 02:45, the complainant and his friends were inside a stationary vehicle at G Section in KwaMashu, when two armed men accosted them. At gunpoint, they were robbed of their cellphones and cash. A police vehicle, which was patrolling the area, was stopped and alerted about the incident. Police managed to apprehend one man and recovered a 9mm firearm.

Mhlongo was charged for robbery and unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition. He made several court appearances in the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court until he was sentenced.

Source: South African Police Service