Armed carjacker sentenced

2016-06-28 06:00

MFUNDO Lushaba (21) from KwaDabeka Township was convicted and sentenced 15 years imprisonment for carjacking by the Pinetown Regional Court.
The accused was further sentenced to five years for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. KZN SAPS spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Shooz Magudulela said on 1 April, 2014 the victim aged 60 was in his Toyota double-cab bakkie outside Pinetown Post Office waiting for his wife, who was in the post office, when he was approached by the armed suspect who demanded the car keys. The victim was shot in the upper arm and his vehicle stolen.
A police vehicle in the vicinity responded to the complaint and chased the hijacked vehicle until it crashed against a tree in New Germany. The suspect was found in possession of unlicensed firearm and was arrested. He made several court appearance until his conviction and sentencing.

The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bhekinkosi Langa applauded the members for their dedication which led to the sentencing of the accused.
“We hope the sentenced will send a strong message to other criminals.” - Supplied.

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