Paroled killer held for robbery

2012-01-12 14:18
Johannesburg - A paroled murderer used a screwdriver to try and rob a woman in Quigney, East London, on Thursday said Eastern Cape police.

The 49-year-old man was taken into police custody around 07:30, after a colleague of the woman made a citizen's arrest, said Lieutenant-Colonel Mtati Tana.

The colleague stopped the robbery and held the man at gunpoint while waiting for the police to arrive.

The man was convicted of murder and robbery, was sentenced to life imprisonment in Mthatha in 1989 and was paroled between 2007 and 2008.

He had not reported to the Mthatha police station on January 9 as required under his parole conditions, said Tana.

He had since been taken back to Mthatha and handed over to correctional services where he will be re-imprisoned for breaking his parole conditions.

Tana said the man would now also face a charge of robbery in the Mthatha Magistrate's Court.

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