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2021/09/20      |  Written By:  Captain NP Sitshitshi   |   Province:  Western Cape

Excellent investigative expertise, dedication and hard work resulted in a magnificent success yesterday (Wednesday, 15 September 2021) after the Western Cape High Court Judge. Judge President Hlophe sentenced one of Nyanga’s notorious feared criminal Phelo Mtala to two life sentences..

The accused has killed innocent beings since 2014 but was acquitted in this case. In 2016 he continued shooting people and also threatening families of his victims up until he was arrested for the possession of dagga. This arrest resulted in him being charged on these murder cases.

In 2019 he and another accused appeared at the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court where they switched names for him to escape but was re-arrested.

On Wednesday the accused was sentenced to two life sentences, 15 years on another murder case,  5 years for the possession of unlicensed firearm, 5 years for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, 3 years for the possession of ammunition. The sentences will run concurrently with the two life sentences.

The Station Commander of Nyanga, Brigadier Ncata welcomed the sentencing and applauded the team’s efforts in ensuring justice is served.