Carjacking suspect sentenced

2016-04-20 06:00

ON 30 March at 10pm a couple was carjacked in the Winklespruit­ beach parking lot.

“The victims were parked in the Winklespruit beach parking lot when they were approach by three unknown black males coming from the bushes, yielding firearms. The suspects threatened the husband, tied him up and searched his wife, after which they fled with a cellphone and the motor car,” said Captain Charlene van der Spuy.

A case of carjacking was opened at Amanzimtoti SAPS. “The motor vehicle was recovered and the accused, Sanele Chapane (18) was later arrested and charged with carjacking,” Van der Spuy said.

The accused appeared in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on 4 April. The case was postponed for trial. He was then found guilty and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment of which five were suspended for five years. Investigating officer Constable Shezi attached to the Amanzimtoti Detectives, secured the successful conviction.
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