2 found guilty of Krugersdorp robberies

2012-02-07 09:43

Johannesburg - Two criminals who terrorised homes in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg, in 2009 have been convicted on four counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances, according to a report on Tuesday.

Mozambicans Eric Nkuna and Fortunato Simbine targeted townhouse complexes in the Noordheuwel area, frequently inflicting psychological and physical torture on their victims.

Nkuna was also found to have murdered Juan van Eeden, 28, at his townhouse complex, but there was insufficient evidence to link Simbine to the crime, Beeld newspaper reported.

In one incident, a family was held captive for hours, the mother was threatened with rape and the two daughters, who were 7 and 2 respectively, were asked which of their parents should be shot first.

In a separate case, Simbine left a fingerprint at the scene of the crime after holding up Johan Potgieter at his home.

In another incident, a woman was choked and beaten with a monkey wrench before they stole her car.

Sentencing will take place later this week.

  • gerda01 - 2012-02-07 09:55

    Mozambicans, Nigerians, Zimbo's etc. etc. These people should be send back to where to came from. They will all tell you they are in SA for a better life. O yeah more people to kill and rob. What do the people in their countries have to steal, nothing, that's why they are here and to think there are organizations and the ANC government that gives these foreigners a voice and rights. Well you people should be deported with these scumbags, see if you will be given any rights in their country

      FlowingRivers - 2012-02-07 11:32

      U forgot to mention Dutch,English etc etc etc etc !!!!!!!!!!

      Brett - 2012-02-07 12:02

      @FlowingGarbage why would you want to deport Dutch or English descendants? These are the people who have developed the country. Only and ignorant peasant would view them in the same light as illegal immigrant criminals.

  • paullombard17 - 2012-02-07 10:45

    With okes like these its better to cancel any trial, take them to the nearest pit and put a bullet in the back of their heads- then a paupers burial. simple and effective - China style -..

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