Gun thief gets 25 years

2018-01-17 06:00

The Ladybrand Regional Court has sentenced gun thief Tokelo Johannes Nonyana (29) to 25 years’ imprisonment. At his recent appearance, the court found the accused guilty on two counts: unlawful possession of unlicensed firearms and possession of unlicensed ammunition. He received ten years on the first count and 15 years on the second count.

Sgt Martin Xuma, spokesperson of the police cluster, says the sentences will run concurrently. He says the firearm, a Sako 7 mm rifle, 12 Sako live rounds, 11 R4 rifle live rounds and four R1 live rounds, were stolen during a burglary in the Kommissiepoort area in November 2013.

Xuma said that the police, acting on a tip-off, arrested the accused in Mokwena Location, Thaba Nchu, after the firearm and ammunition were found at the house.

Nonyana was apprehended for unlawful possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Xuma says the sentencing was the result of teamwork between the Selosesha and Kommissiepoort Detective units.

The accused, Nonyana, had been on trial since 2013.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.