Two accused were sentenced to 10 years direct imprisonment by the Kuruman Regional Court after they were convicted of aggravated robbery.
TWO ACCUSED were sentenced to 10 years direct imprisonment by the Kuruman Regional Court on Tuesday after they were convicted of aggravated robbery.
Hawks provincial spokesperson Captain Tebogo Thebe said the accused, Gakologelwang Lekgadi, 31, and Tshepo Roses, 38, were arrested in 2018 for a vehicle hijacking in the Kuruman area.
“The driver and his female passenger were threatened with a firearm, where they 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,” said Thebe.
He added that the accused would serve 10 years direct imprisonment each after they were found guilty on two counts of aggravated robbery, where the sentences of 10 years for each charge will run concurrently.
The provincial Hawks head, Major-General Kholekile Galawe, applauded the team for a “job well done”.