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SAPS INVESTIGATORS LAUDED FOR LENGTHY SENTENCES HANDED DOWN TO GANGSTERS: WESTERN CAPE
2020/10/13      |  Written By:  Colonel A Traut   |   Province:  Western Cape

WESTERN CAPE: The Western Cape police provincial commissioner, Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata and her management lauded the efforts of the investigating officers and the prosecution team who all contributed to the hefty sentencing handed down to six gangsters this morning in the Cape High court.

Judge Rogers incarcerated Horation Solomons, Ismail Ockerts, Keenen Kruger and Lucian Consul to life behind bars and Fabian Constable, Ziyaad Safodien to a respective 10 and 11 years effective imprisonment for the Delft murder of Vernon Botes in 2017 and a long list of serious and violent crimes. Solomons, Ockerts, Kruger and Consul were also convicted and sentences in terms of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act for their pattern of criminal gang activity.

This brings to an end the terror and fear that these ruthless criminals inflicted on the communities where they operated their life of crime. Lt Gen Matakata wished Detective Constable Arthur van Wyk and Detective Sergeant Theo van Wyk well with their future endeavours to bring perpetrators of the law to book.    

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Detective Constable Arthur van Wyk and Detective Sergeant Theo van Wyk