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2022/08/03      |  Written By:  Captain T Thebe   |   Province:  Northern Cape

NORTHERN CAPE – Gakologelwang Lekgadi (31)  and Tshepo Roses (38) were convicted and sentenced by Kuruman Regional court on Tuesday, 2 August 2022, for  aggravated robbery.

The accused were arrested in 2018 for vehicle hijacking using a firearm in the Kuruman area. The driver and his female passenger were ordered to leave the vehicle and robbed of their cellphones. The Hawks Serious Organised Crime team took over the investigation resulting in the conviction.

The duo were sentenced for (2) counts of aggravated robbery and each sentenced to 10 years direct imprisonment on each count. Sentence will run concurrently.

The Provincial Head Major General Kholekile Galawe applauded the team for a job well done.