Man gets suspended sentence for R100m heist

2012-07-23 12:01
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Johannesburg - Namibian national Uakereraije Maunda has received a suspended sentenced for his role in a R100m airport heist in 2006, according a report on Monday.

"It was tough being in jail and I don't want to see myself there ever again," Maunda told the Sowetan newspaper.

He was one of the nine people arrested and convicted for the R100m OR Tambo International Airport heist that took place in 2006. He was found in possession of US$19 000 of the stolen millions in cash.

His explanation in court was that he was given the money by his late uncle, Tjinduda Uakotoka, who had been arrested for the robbery but died soon afterwards.

Maunda was given a five-year suspended sentence. He has already spent six years in jail awaiting trial.

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