Man (24) gets four life terms and 194 years in prison

2018-03-15 06:00

A 24-YEAR-OLD man was sentenced to four life sentences and 194 years in prison for crimes committed in the Umkomaas, Scottburgh and Hibberdene areas.

Thulani Percival Kheswa, who was convicted on 18 counts, including four counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder and 12 counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances, was sentenced this week.

The Pietermaritzburg High Court sentenced Kheswa to four life terms for murder, 15 years for each count of robbery and seven years for each count of attempted murder.

He was arrested on November 22, 2017, after the task team from SAPS Ugu Cluster Operational Command Centre worked tirelessly to apprehend him. The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa, commended the team of detectives for their work.

“The detectives worked diligently, for long hours, often through the night, to investigate thoroughly all the crimes committed by the accused. I welcome the sentences and I am sure that the communities feel much safer now, knowing that this ruthless criminal has been removed from the streets to spend the rest of his life in prison.

The families of those who were robbed of their lives by Kheswa will now have a sense of closure,” he said. — Supplied.

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