Cape teenagers jailed

2011-12-09 20:24

Johannesburg - Police said on Friday that two teenagers convicted of robbery and murder had been jailed for 18 and 25 years by the Plettenberg Bay Regional Court.

Spokesperson Bernadine Steyn said: "Athenkosi Makazu, 18, was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for murder and 10 years for house robbery with aggravating circumstances and housebreaking and theft.

Sibongile Ndzelani, 19, was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for murder and 15 years for the other crimes."

They will serve their sentences concurrently.

They were sentenced for a murder and robbery they committed in Plettenberg Bay in November last year.

They had broken into the home of Richard Carr and his wife in Navesink Crescent in the early hours of the morning on November 2 2010. 

When police arrived on the scene, they found Carr, 57, dead in the bedroom of the house after he had been stabbed several times.

His wife, 42, was taken to hospital after being found with a stab wound in her right arm and several facial injuries.

Makazu and Ndzelani were arrested two days later and were found in possession of a lamp, wallet, cellular phone and simcard and other equipment taken from the house.

  • Grant - 2011-12-09 20:34

    The 18 year old will in all probability only spend 10 years in jail. He will then come out aged 28 with nothing to contribute to society and having received 10 years of intensive criminal exposure - who is he than going to murder? The death penalty is the only option to protect the public of the future, this also applies to the older - I have just used the younger to make my point.

  • jruppersberg - 2011-12-09 20:45

    Yes please! Two more scum removed from society.

  • Ben - 2011-12-09 21:10

    How about hard labour for the full period in jail. I believe that no criminal likes to work, especially not without compensation and this might keep others from comitting crime.

  • Sheik - 2011-12-09 21:44

    I'm all for the return of the rope.

  • The-Azanian - 2011-12-09 22:54

    first reason im heading to qatar...i will b bk some days wen teens in sa dare to dream instead of daring to throw the country into turm-oil

  • bruce.samu1 - 2011-12-10 05:17

    south african criminal justice is a circus, check wats happening in other countries. No bail for crimes like murder,rape and aggravated robbery. In south africa, criminal somehow get treated with kid gloves. why dont you just hang those criminals and purge that beautiful country. why do you want to respect the human rights of those crooks who dont even deserve to be called humans, especially that these crooks dont even respect the human right of their victims.

  • Arthur - 2011-12-10 12:48

    Life Should be Life

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