Bhekizitha Khaulani Madondo (35) was sentenced to ten years direct imprisonment for robbery with aggravating circumstances on 23 March 2023.
The accused was arrested on 9 December 2015 after he was linked to an armed robbery that took place on 4 November 2015 at a shopping complex in Majakaneng where he and others allegedly stole money, cellphones and clothes worth over R120 000-00.
As the group was driving out of the complex, they spotted a police van, resulting in a shootout where a police officer was fatally wounded.
Through investigations by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime investigation team, Madondo was traced and arrested a month later. During his first appearance, he was denied bail and has been in custody since.
In addition to his ten years sentence, the accused was further declared unfit to possess a firearm.
The Provincial Head for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation – Major General Patrick Mbotho welcomed the conviction and lauded the investigative efforts of the team and the sterling work by the National Prosecuting Authority.
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