Three armed robbers who had become a menace to the Mthatha community have had their reign of terror cut short after they were sentenced to a combined 45 years in jail, police reported.
Sabelo Malgas (36) and Mncedi Mondliwa (33), were sentenced to 30 years direct imprisonment each whilst Andile Maguma (39) was sentenced to 15 years direct imprisonment on Friday the 07 February 2020 by Mthatha Regional court for a string of 10 armed robberies.
“The trio launched a string of attacks in and around Mthatha from January until their arrests in March 2010, terrorising business people and committed violent house robberies. During their arrest they were arrested and were found in possession of three illegal 9mm pistols and ammunition.,”
The case has been on the roll for 10 years. Community members welcomed the judgment.