House robber gets 15 years

2015-10-01 06:00

A MAN, arrested two days after he assaulted a 91-year-old Park Rynie resident during a house robbery earlier this year, was convicted and sentenced in the Scottburgh Regional Court on Monday.

On the night of 14 April, two suspects broke a window to gain entry into the house where the man was living with his 53-year-old paraplegic daughter. They demanded computers and money.

Sbusiso Sbu Chiliza (34) was subsequently arrested and put on trial. He appeared in the Scottburgh Regional Court where he pleaded guilty to the charge of housebreaking with intent to rob, and robbery, and was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment.

The SAPS Uugu (formerly Port Shepstone) Cluster Commander, Major General Thembi Ndlovu, welcomed the sentence.

“This is a very fitting sentence which will send out a strong message to the criminal world that we will not tolerate these ruthless attacks, especially on our vulnerable women, children and the elderly.”

The case was investigated by Detective Warrant Officer Yugen Moodley of the Scottburgh Cluster Detective Task Team. - Supplied

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