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ZIMBABWEAN EXPLOSIVES’ SMUGGLER SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS DIRECT IMPRISONMENT: LIMPOPO
2022/05/18      |  Written By:  Captain M Maluleke   |   Province:  Limpopo

LIMPOPO -  Although serious and violent crimes are continuing to be recorded in the province, but the Directorate For Priority Crime Investigation members are ensuring that all those who are involved are arrested and locked away for a very long time. This is attested by the conviction of a Zimbabwean national, Motsi Wilfred Nhamo (44) who was sentenced to 15 years direct imprisonment for smuggling explosives.

On 30 May 2021 members of the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation received a tip off about a person who was smuggling explosives from Zimbabwe to South African. The Hawks members assisted by Tactical Response Team and Musina VISPOL members conducted an undercover operation.

The suspect matching a description was spotted walking at Beitbridge Port of Entry carrying a luggage. He was stopped, searched and the team found detonators worth R110 000-00. Nhamo was arrested and kept in police custody until he was convicted and sentenced by the Musina Magistrate’s Court today, 17 May 2022.