Scottsville robbers in court

2013-08-06 00:00

THE three men who robbed an elderly Scottsville woman twice in three days made a brief appearance at the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

They were remanded in custody.

Sanele Mazibuko (23), Wiseman Duma (21) and Delani Maphanga (22) are charged with housebreaking and robbery after being arrested when they allegedly robbed the 84-year-old woman the second time. Her 54-year-old neighbour interrupted the robbery and was also allegedly beaten by the men.

It is alleged that on July 28 and again on July 31, at the same address, they attacked the elderly woman, threatening her with a knife and a spade, and stole household items and jewellery from her.

Mazibuko and Duma do not have previous convictions, but Maphanga was out on parole for housebreaking. He was released on parole in December after serving nine months of his three-year sentence.

They will be back in court on August 12 for their legal aid representation.

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