Sentencing of Pretoria tycoon postponed

2012-03-15 20:24
Johannesburg - The sentencing proceedings of Pretoria tycoon William Mbatha will be held at the South Gauteng High Court in April, police said on Thursday.

Mbatha appeared in court on Thursday and the case was postponed until April 11, said Colonel Tummi Shai.

Mbatha, who was arrested in 2009, has been convicted on four counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances, four counts of kidnapping, four counts of unlawful possession of firearms, four counts of impersonating police officials, and four counts of being in possession of a police uniform.

During the robberies, homeowners were handcuffed and suffocated with plastic bags.

The robbers presented themselves as policemen, wearing police reflector vests and carrying police identification documents.

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