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Man gets suspended sentence for R100m heist

2012-07-23 12:01

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.

Comments
  • johan.vanheerden.737 - 2012-07-23 12:25

    I think this was a fair sentence -seeing he has already spent more than 5 years in jail

      nosiphom.mazibuko - 2012-07-23 12:57

      So in practice he has served 6 years in the slammer without any priviledges afforded to convicted prisonors, and now he needs to behave for a further 5 years outside - I also think it is fair.

  • Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-07-23 12:38

    now he is going to enjoy the rest of money.

  • teddy.beer.319 - 2012-07-23 12:50

    Is this not the same chap who wanted to go to Iraq to fight Al Quaeda? His wish has been granted!

  • mina.moo.14 - 2012-07-23 13:05

    I would also hang around jail knowing there is still a little something stached away.

  • James - 2012-07-23 13:33

    Where are the usual commentators dribbling on about how the justice system favors whites?

      nosiphom.mazibuko - 2012-07-23 15:13

      He's a foreigner, James, according to the BEE act, foreigners aitn "black"!

  • tricia.sutherland1 - 2012-07-23 14:13

    deportation should be next

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